OTHER THINGS I WILL MISS are the long days, everyone is more friendly, the casualness of flip flops, all the neighbours I never get to see the rest of the year, sitting outside on any great deck in the city, picnics, sunsets, sunflowers, warm evenings, Drinking Rosé (yes, you can drink it after but it’s not the same), bumping into people you know while riding a bike, riding my scooter with a warm breeze and not having to wear a jacket (yes, I can ride it after but it’s not the same), camping in Oregon (yes, I mean it!), meeting for breakfast at the sailing club, sitting outside at the neighborhood bar/restaurant
but mostly bar if truth be toldaround the corner where everyone knows your name (including the ones you don’t want to know) and especially not having to carry an umbrella. I’ll stop here.
Unfortunately the Lululemon Seawheeze half marathon (the company responsible for turning so many of us into clones) didn’t make the cut because I didn’t enjoy it as much as I had hoped although the scenery around Stanley Park was breathtaking and I managed to cross the finish line arm in arm with my sister. That was special since I lost her in a crowd of 10,000 people within the first 10 minutes and met up with her again halfway through. And I’m thankful that I didn’t get trampled on when I stupidly turned around to pick up her water bottle which fell out of her fanny pack.
It’s too fast and too soon but we have something to look forward to. Come on, what’s the best thing about Fall besides all that beautiful foliage falling to the ground….the CLOTHES! So come on folks, Cheer up.
Have a great long weekend. Meet back here in SEPTEMBER….which means Monday.
I know that summer doesn’t officially end until September 21st….but it’s not the same.
photos (except for the bicycle): Debbie King