This avatar will be done in two parts, today. Part One
is the annual Italian Day on our main shopping street, Commercial Drive.
Hence, "On The Drive" The city's nickname for it, truth! We live two blocks
away from it, just enough distance when this street becomes Car Free at noon,
and stays that way until 8 pm PST.
The area is a looney bin of cars trying to find parking, and a pizza place (no reservations taken)
across from us, that attracts CROWDS of families and everybody else. Very noisy, with cigarette butts, too.
And we keep our cat Stella, indoors for the day. Too many people out to freak her out, and a lot of them
walking their dogs too, though all are on leashes. But we play it safe with her.