A Man’s Home is his Castle

They say a man’s home is his castle but it is rare that a home really is a castle. We generally think of European royalty, but there is a distinctive group of wealthy industrialists who built homes that resembled castles. The Hearst Castle in San Simeon, California is one notable example. Another is the Boldt …

Craigdarroch Castle Photo Gallery

Here are some additional photos of our visit to Craigdarroch Castle. And that concludes our tour of this unique piece of Canadiana. If you have the opportunity, do visit. It’s a beautiful piece of our heritage. 

Chilliwack Sunflower Festival

The owners of the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival had been hosting an annual tulip festival since 2006. Then in 2017, while on vacation in Hawaii, they saw a sunflower festival there and pondered the possibility of expanding their operation. After some investigation, they opened the Chilliwack Sunflower Festival in 2018. My wife and I along with …

The Weaver Creek Salmon Run

Follow us on Facebook! The life cycle of the Pacific sockeye salmon is a fascinating one. Although salmon are a salt water fish, they start life in fresh water. Every year in October thousands of salmon migrate back to the river of their origin to lay eggs. The eggs are fertilized by the males and stay …

Airshow Photo Gallery

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos from the 2017 Abbotsford International Airshow. The static displays and the Snowbirds each have a separate photo gallery. Above – the FA-18 Super Hornet with after-burners on. Almost at the speed of sound it leaves vapor trails in its wake. The Canada 150 flag was flying at …

Snowbirds Photo Gallery

Follow us on Facebook! Here are additional photos of the Snowbird in action. The Snowbirds make their entrance. Up up and away Inverted flyover Heading right towards us Start of the starburst Triple crossover Up for the rollover The Snowbirds were undoubtedly the highlight of the Abbotsford Airshow. Simply amazing. Follow us on Facebook!

Static Display Photo Gallery

Follow us on Facebook! Here are some additional photos from the static displays ate the Abbotsford International Airshow. CF-18 Hornet. To the left of it is a mock-up cockpit you could try out. C-130 Hercules Canadian Forces Military Transport Plane Those are very large propellers! We were surprised to learn that Abbotsford’s University of the Fraser …

Airshow at Night

Follow us on Facebook! This year marked the 55th annual Abbotsford International Airshow. I first attended one shortly after I moved to B.C. in 1974 and have attended several times since then. When I was single we’d cram a bunch of us into a car and go together for a day. Later my wife and I …

Suburban Vancouver: An Overview

Follow us on Facebook! This is a follow-up to my previous post, Vancouver: An Overview. In it I gave a rundown of a variety of attractions in the city of Vancouver proper. Today I continue with a list of things visitors to Vancouver may find interesting in the suburbs. And I am using the term …