I’m so excited to introduce you to one of my oldest friends and let me be sure to clarify I mean that in length of time I’ve known her — not age! : ) Julie and I go way back and while I rarely get to see her in person these days I still feel solidly connected to her. Isn’t that the magic of old friends? Hard to beat! I know you’ll enjoy getting to know this ageless, duo-country friend of mine.
Hi I’m Julie Little and I live in Sidney BC Canada. We’ve been here about two years and lived in the Vancouver BC area for 25 years. I have been married to Vern for 32 years now and we have three kids – all grown and out of the house! Though the youngest is still at university. It still sounds weird to me but guess I can say we are retired – early retired luckily, and having lots of fun.
Well I ended up in Canada by finding my husband at a bar in Everett back in 1978 - and I was out with you that night having a drink! He was a Electrical Engineering student from UBC in his last year. We dated that year then he got a job offer back East in Ottawa, Ontario so we decided to get married. So off I went on my big life changing adventure up North. We were in Ottawa only four years then moved to the Vancouver area and raised 3 children. After our youngest graduated and went to university, we decided to move to Vancouver Island – a little piece of paradise. We found the perfect property for us on the water – we are steps to the beach and walking distance to town. Its a beautiful spot but still close to the city of Victoria and a ferry ride to Vancouver. We are 5 minutes to the ferry or the airport. Also there are many marinas close by for when we get the boating bug again.
I’ve had so much fun with the Newcomer’s Club here. Lots of activities and chances to get to know other new people to the area. I’m now the secretary of the club. Plus I joined a great choral group called the Peninsula Singers. There are about 60 of us and we do two concert weekends a year (three performances) at our local theatre. We do a huge variety of music and memorize everything. We even do a few dance steps now and then. Its a lot of work, but also fun. So now I’m the membership coordinator for that. Plus I Curl with a local club in the winter – a great Canadian sport that I hadn’t even heard of before I moved here from the States.
I love that you curl! Totally cracks me up but also makes me envious because it really looks like a lot of fun and a great sport for boomers. So far though its not nearly as popular in the states as it is in Canada.
I also fly with my husband in his small plane to many interesting destinations in BC and WA. That’s his big hobby and passion at the moment. He has built a plane, that we fly and is building another now. Curling sounds a little saferto me . . .
Guess you can say he’s obsessed with flying! We also would like to get back into boating and are on the look out for another boat.
Most people are surprised when I say we own a small plane and fly a lot – even just for lunch somewhere special. Recently we flew to Tofino, on the West coast of Vancouver Island and walked from the airport to the beach for the afternoon, then flew home – gorgeous! Flying over the mountains makes me a little nervous, but it is so pretty, we also went to Kelowna, BC recently.
I love going to Europe when I get a chance – lately I was in France and Italy. I love the history and culture. And of course the food! Also Hawaii is pretty nice. Also I go to Spokane when I can to see my family as most of them live there now.
Well I’m a sucker for good looking men – how about Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, and Brad Pitt. That would be interesting.