Family Day in the country

February 8, 2016

What a gloriously sunny day today was, and perfect to spend the day out in the country with some of my family on this Family Day.

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Chloe and I met Kerstin, Adam, and our friends Warren and Taven in the charming little town of Fort Langley.

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There’s a wonderful antique emporium there and we loved having a mooch around.

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I so could have bought at least 17 beautiful treasures!

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Fort Langley is very popular and was incredibly busy and packed on this bank holiday Monday and we were looking at at least an hour wait for any restaurant, so we drove out of the town to the neighbouring town, where we stopped for a late lunch.

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Some of us missed lunch altogether. πŸ˜€

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Earlier this morning, I promised Chloe some practice photo time and so after lunch, Kerstie and gang headed back into town, and C and I drove further into the country.

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We stopped all over to take photos. Chloe is developing such a wonderful eye. I’m so proud of her.

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Would you like to see the scene Clover was photographing?
Look:

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Isn’t it a beautiful little scene?

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There were so many beautiful places to photograph.

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And so many new friends to meet.

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And we were so happy to see spring springing all over the place. πŸ˜€

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We stayed out in the country till late afternoon, and then drove home.

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