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Friday, August 3, 2012

Day Trippin’ for Summer Fun

Perhaps you think you have to take a big holiday or go far from your neck of the woods to get that summer break. You feel like basking in the sunshine and visiting some different places but don’t have the time or maybe the means to take a big trip right now.  There is always the option of taking a day trip. If you live in a big city or near one there are always exciting things going on. Check your local papers, websites find some great ideas near your area.

For instance my husband and I live less than an hour from Vancouver, B.C. and a couple of days ago we decided to do a day trip to a small Fishing Village that is a known tourist attraction. The little town is called Steveston, once a busy seaport along the Fraser River but is now a working fishing village. There is quite a bit of history in this town which is over 100 years old. Restaurants of all kinds to tempt you  along the fisherman’s wharf. Especially known for their great fish and chips, which we experienced of course! Several souvenir shops to browse through as well.

Steveston is also the place where the television series called ‘Once Upon a Time’ is filmed. The store fronts boasting the name ‘Storybrooke’ This show happens to be the favorite of my husband and myself. We’ve watched all of the episodes and are looking forward to the opening season this September. Anyways,the cool thing was when we got to Steveston, there was a film shoot going on of Once Upon a Time, and all of the cast members were there as they were shooting the scene for the premiere in September. We got to watch them work! How cool is that! Pictures of the cast where not allowed so unfortunately we couldn’t take any but it was fun to see them in action.  

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After that we carried on to a small place called Westham Island and visited the Reifel Bird Sanctuary. We had a nice walk there and took pictures of numerous ducks and birds.   On our way back we stopped at a beekeeper’s farm and bought some ‘natural honey’ to bring home. A fabulous day trip!  So see you don’t always have to do the big trip far from home all the time! What exciting day trips have you done lately or may be planning to do this summer? Feel free to share!

Here are a few designs from my store, Designs by Shell. Always working on new themes and creations!

Go Canada Embroidered Hat

Vancouver, B.C. Canada Refrigerator Magnets

Pigeons Enjoying a View Post Card

Penguin Thank You Card

Birds of a Feather... Shirts

Three Cute Hooty Owls Canvas Bags



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