Monday, July 30, 2012
According to Wiki, La Begude de Mazenc had a population of 1,348 in 1911 and in 2008, the town had grown to 1,457. It is said that all things change, but I take comfort in many things that don't -- like small charming French towns that stay that way:)
The Hubby and I enjoyed quite a bike ride yesterday.The 12-mile jaunt started alongside Vancouver Lake and we followed the arrows to Frenchman's Bar!
Unfortunately, we forgot to bring the camera. The Hubby had his phone camera but that's just not the same --- especially when you want to take pics of Ma and Pa Osprey up in their huge nest atop the electrical pole....
Speaking of poles, we met a man who had a domesticated pole cat! Yep, he had a skunk on leash. I so wanted to ask if its name was Pepe Le Peu, but I refrained.
But as we continued, we soon realized that Frenchman's Bar is a park and beach area along the Columbia River.
The French man of Frenchman's Bar was Paul Haury, a French sailor who jumped ship in British Columbia and later bought land in the area west of Vancouver. Today he would no doubt be quite surprised to stroll in the 120-acre park named after him, to see the families having fun fishing, barbequeing, playing volleyball --- families speaking Russian and Spanish! What a small world we have become....
This week's winner of two free scans is Laura of Kindom Kards! Laura, email me the links/titles to two scans of your choice from either one of my shops, $3.99 or under.
Thanks so much to everyone who takes time to leave a comment! I really do appreciate it:) I'm also grateful for your understanding and support in regard to putting my blog on hold for the month of August.
I'm going to be focusing on my writing class, continuing to unpack boxes and getting ready to have my own booth at the Camas Vintage Faire. The Faire is on the 25th. The Hubby and I will have our third wedding anniversary on the 28th and my birthday is the 29th. So August is going to memorable indeed....
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