|A local gal got into the vintage spirit!|
|Nicely curated vitrine.|
|The "Schiap" suit.|
It was fun to also view the exhibit as a recent Museum Studies grad. It is easy to walk around and say "I would do this and that..." but having worked in a small museum for 5 months you appreciate the restrictions local institutions face. However...!
|Of course this is where we always stay!|
Then on Monday it was Canada Day. The family tradition is to go to Parksville for the parade. It is always entertaining. The only sad note is that now I'm at the stage where they don't throw me stickers or candy but flowers! It is as bad as being called "ma'am" in the States or "auntie" in Asia. You see that's the problem when you've mentally atrophied at 21 but your body continues ageing. Life is soo cruel! Got some great shots and had a fun time and isn't that what it is all about?
|What's Canada Day without Mounties?|
|Or culturally insensitive service groups?|
|Gratuitous beach shot.|
So we went into Nanaimo yesterday to the Emergency. I was kind of excited because it's the first date G and I have had in a while! (How sad is that!?) Of course our status here in Canada confused people (myself included) but I got 3 stitches and a dearth of sympathy from the attending doctor! The piece of wood was 2 cm long and kind of pear-shaped and that is why I couldn't fish it out. But it did make me appreciate how lucky we are to have health care in this country and not to have to feel anxious or have to debate whether the visit is worth the cost like it is in the US. We all thought it odd that the Olympics in the UK celebrated the NHS but until you had to deal with private health care you don't realize what a gem it is! Okay, off the soapbox!
So having fun and hope you are too. Next post: "Live from the Okanagan!"