Debbie in the Country
Yes I have many excuses for being an inconsistent blogger! My 1st friend to come visit me from the US was in town + we were having too many adventures!
Debbie is one of my OG homies from Los Angeles. We used to hang tight – click here + here for some of our LA fun times! She lived in Echo Park, I lived in Little Tokyo – a 10 minute drive apart. Now, she’s returned to New York + I’m in…….Black Diamond, Alberta! So far apart!!! Come share my world, Debbie!!!
Note to self, when picking up a friend at the airport that is an hour drive away from your tiny prairie town, check the plane’s status online. I didn’t do this of course. Debbie’s flight was delayed 2 1/2 hours due to sketchy weather, so I pretty much read magazines for 2 1/2 hours + twiddled my thumbs.
Woosh! Finally, the plane had landed! I ushered a travel worn Debbie in front of the horse statue in the airport to commemorate her arrival into Calgary! She was like, “Wha? Huh? Wha?”. I practically pushed her in front of the statue, took the picture before she knew it + then unceremoniously shoved her towards my car. Welcome, Debbie, welcome!!!!
The next day we were catching up, eating, chatting + didn’t get out the door till 2pm! We had a chill day of walking around Black Diamond. The next couple pictures are washed out because someone (i.e. Jeff – curses!) changed the setting on my camera! Grrrr. Here’s our “Black Diamond”. Ta-daaaaa!!!!
Glitzy, no?! It was blazing hot that day – like Los Angeles hot! We got us some ice cream + ate it in the shade. Black Diamond has some murals – I found a cute wall of baguettes (random, I know) + fashion photo shoot time was on!!!!
Washed out, but it gave the picture kind of a cool look. Isn’t Debbie adorbs???
OMG, Debbie cracks me the heck up! Politics, pop culture, history, Matt Damon – you name it, we were discussing it!
They have really carved out their own little piece of heaven. A cute yellow farm house, a terraced garden, flowers + veggies just bursting out of every patch of earth! From the inside of the patio, surrounded by all the greenery, it felt so private + lush! Truly a secret garden!!!
It was getting late – we could have sat there forever talking! We went out to the front + picked some kale, green beans, onions + whatnot.
The #1 best way to spend a summer evening!!! In the next episode – Debbie in the City!!! Calgary, y’all!!!! Stay tuned!!!