Saturday, September 30, 2017

Heading Out

This post isn't about the Air Show last weekend but it was spectacular so will use a few (very few considering how many I took!) photos to illustrate said post. It was a glorious day weather wise and I rode my bike as closely as I could get to the local airport without actually paying admission to get in. 😎
My favourite wheels!
After a fantastic show I was about to leave (the sky had been quiet for quite awhile) when suddenly the famous Canadian Snowbirds appeared - I can't tell you how much of a fan I am - there is nothing I love more than the exhilaration of feeling my chest pounding from the supersonic thundering of nine jets as they fly overhead! They did not disappoint!
However, this post is not, I repeat, NOT about the Snowbirds...well, maybe just a little...
What I wanted to mention was an article I read in the paper this morning about another of the Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island, located in the Strait of Georgia between Vancouver Island and the mainland. Last May/June I explored Galiano Island and next to it is Salt Spring Island. The article talked about one of my favourite subjects - forest bathing! I've been thinking a lot about visiting the west coast again next year because of how much I enjoyed my Sphere time and I think this article was a direct message to ME! 
And of course, if all works out, I would LOVE to visit my Vancouver Island friends again - Tammy and Troy!!
The Salt Spring Island Chamber of Commerce is focusing on the powerful effects of being out in the forest. Walking amongst the trees is proven now to affect us on a cellular level. In addition our immune systems are boosted from the antibiotic and antibacterial properties in the air!! WOW!!

Another claim to fame are the mysterious "fairy doors" that are located in the forests of Salt Spring Island; that alone makes me want to visit B.C. once again! 
So...I hope I can make it happen. I can't think of a nicer way to spend a week! I will have to save, save and save some more! I made a rather large purchase recently which I'll talk about in my next post. And another costly purchase is "not in stock" at the moment but could become available very soon. So my savings are taking a beating. 
That's ok because I have the ability to save $1,000 per month so I'll be working on saving as much as I can over the next 8-10 months. 
 There's not much point being Frugal with a capital F 98% of the time if I then don't reap the benefits a few times a year.
Agree...or disagree??

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