"It's pure sugar," my friend Mark
admonished me. Like I didn't know.
But it didn't spoil my moment.
What happens at the PNE
stays at the PNE.
and I are diehard PNE-ers.
We love it all, the greasy smells, the hawkers, the rip offs.
Before we even enter the gate we're usually down fifty bucks!
Parking (negotiating for a spot with local residents is part of the fun), admission (we lucked out and hit Vancity night - five dollars a pop for credit union members and their friends) and the obligatory tickets, "Win a house.
Win a car!
This year the dream home will be set down in the Okanagan - our homeland!
yelled confidently out to the long line of people waiting to walk through the home, "Don't dirty my carpets!"
One summer Mark
sold the slicer dicers at one of the booths.
We were more than friends at that time and whenever I would feel a little blue, he
would do his
spiel: "It slices, it dices….
In fact, Mark
was in one of Mike's very early bands, on keyboard.
only found out later that they used to turn his
Mark eventually kicked everyone out of the band and decided to make a go of it on his
sang with gusto, reveling in his
chance to sing with the band again.
According to Mark Sweeney, a berry specialist at the Ministry of Agriculture and Lands, the variability and extremes in temperature are causing significant problems.
"Raspberries like moderation, they can't take the extremes of heat and moisture that we've had in the last four years," he