Wednesday, June 23, 2010

First Summer Picnic of the Season

I mentioned previously that we'd gone to Victoria for the weekend. We spent Saturday afternoon at the Saanich Historical Artifact Society, a place filled with fascinating bits of history, mostly in the form of machinery. Saturday was sunny and acceptably warm. We spread our blanket, set up the chairs and broke out the food. Then we explored.

This old church building stands nestled in the trees near the entrance. Too bad it's not large enough for all the guests for the upcoming September wedding.

There was Highland Dancing on the lawn. Isn't the point of their toes elegant?

The old school house looks like something out of Anne of Green Gables. I can just picture Anne slamming her slate over Gilbert's head.

The model engineers have an elaborate track set up at the Society. The first couple on the train is Owen, our future son-in-law's parents. Tim and I are behind them.

Here we are again, with Owen and Ashley riding behind. Although the wedding ceremony won't be held here, the reception will. And we think it's going to be a lot of fun. Can't you just see Ashley riding the train in her wedding gown?

The flat area where the Highland dancers performed is where we'll be setting up linen covered tables and setting them prettily. Oh, it's going to be an event to remember. Just 73 more days. Yikes! I need to find a dress!


  1. Are you going to make your dress? Too much I suppose with everything else you're doing. That venue is great. It's going to be a lot of fun for the happy couple. That little church looks like The Little Church in the Wildwood.

  2. What a fun outing. Yes, Vee, it does look like the little church in the wildwood.... oh come, come, come....

    Lori, I was chuckling about what image came to your mind in that school room. I think I'da thought something similar!

  3. The Great Dane would say that time spent in reconnaissance is never wasted - and I'd say that an afternoon in the sunshine with your children is never wasted either!
    I imagine that the wedding table will be beautiful under the blue sky!

  4. What a beautiful spot for a wedding! I agree with Vee's comparison...the church in the wildwood.


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