March 30, 2013: Support your local bakers! And umbrella dancers!
Every Saturday morning (and Sunday morning during the summer), Akemi and I head down to the farmers market to support our local growers. Starting this weekend, we can now head down to the bakers market and support our local bakers as well. And so, today, after swinging by Nat Bailey stadium, we headed over to the Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre to check out the sweets.
Sadly, because it was held indoors, Bubba – who had joined us for the trip – had to wait outside…which meant that Akemi and I had to take turns browsing. She was a quick in and out, spending all of five minutes inside before returning empty handed. I, on the other, went a little crazy. Like I said, I was there to support my local bakers/entrepreneurs. Their kids gotta eat!
And so do I!
We returned home, dropped off Bubba, took Jelly for a walk, then headed downtown for a walk with Lulu. Akemi was eager to check out the cherry blossoms.
Lulu too, but for completely different reasons.
I never realized the number of cherry blossom trees in Vancouver. They line almost every suburban street.
Akemi – along with most of the city’s Japanese population – are anxiously looking forward to Vancouver’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival that kicks off next week and runs through most of April. Highlights will include umbrella dances, haiku, and blossom viewing. My buddy Carl has, I’m sure, already made plans to attend. No one appreciates a good haiku like Carl.