Here, There and Everywhere…

Here are some fences and signs and other things that Dear and I have seen together as we travel here, there and everywhere.


On the Kitsap Peninsula in Washington State.


Signs from Fort Langley, British Columbia.



A fence along the river in Fort Langley.

All is well with our electrical at this old house. Today, Wednesday, is a shopping day with our daughter. The neighborhood kids are rising early for the start of school in our district. Thursday is the first day of an Estate sale at my neighbors so cars and people will be filling our street. Friday is Dear’s birthday and we are meeting our western Washington kids for dinner. So far the weekend is free. How’s September shaping up for you?

Linking with Lesley for signs, signs.

Also linking with Tex*Wis*Girl for Good Fences #129.

Fort Langley

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I’m sharing more photos from our recent trip to Fort Langley. I’ve shared a couple posts on this area already.

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Fort Langley Birthplace of British Columbia.

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Fort Langley Community Hall.

Canada new book launch 136This sign says: My name is Wallace Walnut, I’ve lived here a long time, I fear for my life.

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The historic train station.

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The railway velocipide that originated in England in 1885.

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Canada new book launch 115I have a confession to make and that is that we did not actually visit the Fort in Fort Langley. We walked a bit along the river and enjoyed some shops and churches and had an enjoyable meal at a new place in town called Trading Post Brewing.

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We enjoyed the servers and the food that we were served. I’ve noticed that I use the word enjoy a lot and I’m not going to apologize for that. I will choose to have joy in the simple everyday things and the extraordinary things in my life.

I would visit Fort Langley again to see the things we missed. It’s a pleasant drive to this historic town and there are nice shops, a great local grocer, eating options and lovely places to walk. I still have some fun signs and fences to share in memes in the future. Time will tell if I will link this post with any memes this week.

Linking up to ABC Wednesday, F is for Fort Langley. Thank you Mrs. Nesbitt and the whole Fabulous ABC team!

Canada new book launch 116Meanwhile at this old house we had a good weekend ending with a lunch gathering at Josh and Laura’s (first born son and DIL) and then a winning soccer game with the Sounders. I’ve enjoyed some Olympics, baking, organizing. If you don’t see something new here in the next few days don’t worry. Lord willing, I’ll share some new things that are happening around this old house soon. The Lord be with you and with your loved ones wherever your rails take you this week and in whatever you are experiencing!

InSPIREd Sunday

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St. George’s Anglican Church in Fort Langley, B.C.

History of the church can be read by clicking on this link.

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Dear and I spent a few hours in Fort Langley British Columbia on July 19th. We spotted this church and walked over to get a closer look.

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There was a prayer meeting going on so I didn’t take photos inside the sanctuary. I did zoom in to get a glimpse of the stained glass window. “In 1908, St. George’s was consecrated and in 1912 the Good Shepherd window above the altar was installed.”

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My Refuge and My Fortress Psalm 91: 1-4 (ESV)

 He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High
    will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
 I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress,
    my God, in whom I trust.”

 For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler
    and from the deadly pestilence.
 He will cover you with his pinions,
    and under his wings you will find refuge;
    his faithfulness is a shield and buckler.

I’m linking up to InSPIREd Sunday with Beth and Sally.

Views from Fort Langley, B.C.

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An iconic sight in Fort Langley is the Church of the Holy Redeemer situated across the Bedford Channel (Fraser River) on McMillan Island.  Most visitors to Fort Langley have seen the picturesque white church sitting eloquently alone across the river on the land of the Kwantlen First Nations.

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Looking upstream on the Fraser River.

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Holy Redeemer Church was built between 1897 and 1902 by the Kwantlen First Nations under the supervision of the Oblate Fathers from St. Mary’s Mission in Mission, the historic church continues to provide occasional services and is the location of many small marriage ceremonies.

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Linking up to InSPIREd Sunday hosted by Sally and Beth. Next week I hope to share another church we visited while walking about Fort Langley.

We had a busy week and we are working around this old house this weekend. We cleaned and organized the attic after Dear put more plywood flooring to extend the usable space. We are happy with our progress in the attic. We harvested our pears because the crows were hanging out in the tree and pecking away at them. I’m watching some events from the Olympics in between chores. How’s your weekend going?

Monday Mural ~ Fort Langley

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Fort Langley historical mural in Gasoline Alley ~ Fort Langley, British Columbia

Artist listed as Brandon Gabriel ~ Paint on concrete block

Colorful mural displays various native heritage scenes and the arrival of settlers to the area.

Dear and I visited the historic area of Fort Langley, British Columbia on July 19th and enjoyed a walk-about the town and some shopping.

This weekend has been very full with our second born and his wife of one year here. I have not had time to be on the internet as we are enjoying face to face time with all of our kids. We also received very sad news that I will share soon. We are rejoicing and we are grieving all at the same time.

I will link up later to Monday Mural with Oakland Daily Photo.