Much of Saturday was spent in the village of Langley, where we started off with the Christmas parade.
You need to know that Langley is a small town, a bit hippie oriented, artsy, and always fun and funky. That also described their parade, which is about ten minutes long.
For me, the bag pipes are the best part.
There was candy to scramble for, of course, and animals too!
The Langley Whale Center tracks local pods of Orcas, and is involved in campaigns to free captive whales.
After the parade we walked through the town, visiting the decorated shops. These are authentic old store fronts, built between 1910 and 1930.
For my gardening friends, take a look at this great plant combination in this sidewalk garden.
The Garden shed of the Chocolate flower farm in my favorite shop.
Someone had fun with aluminum pans. Clever!
We stopped at Boy and Dog Park, where Tom's parents have memorial benches.
And then we had a late lunch at Useless Bay Coffee Company.
In the evening we returned to Langley to stroll through the lighted lanes.
Even the produce viewed through the window of The Star Store was pretty.
It was a fun day.