Monday, August 06, 2007
Life lesson at the parade
I spent the last three days at the tiny community of Lindell Beach on Cultus Lake, BC. For 55 years this community has held a regatta on the August long weekend. It included a parade of decorated wagons, bikes and kids.
With a marching (sort of) band.
There were water sports, contests, and even fireworks. B, with our friend Cathy, made the finals in the egg toss contest.
It was a great time with friends and family.
But the moment I will remember most came at the end of the parade, when I overheard a young boy complaining to his dad that his bicycle was uncomfortable. The father's advice to him could apply to riding a bike or, well, life:
"Son, relax, and ride sitting back on your bum, not forward on your willie."
Today's dream travel destination: Whitby, England. Where a slightly more famous regatta is held every August.