Friday, October 9, 2009

Today was a nice sunny day with a high of 11C (51F) so it was cool and it was also very windy.

Janet & Dave didn’t know if they would leave today before the cold weather hit or what they were doing – they had an appointment with a real estate lady this morning so it depended on how that went but said they would let us know by early afternoon what they were doing. They arrived here shortly after 12 to say they were going to head home, we’re glad we caught up with them on Thursday; and we’re looking forward to visiting them on the island.

John and I didn’t want to go too far today as we feel trucked out but around 2 we decided to drive to Penticton – it was a pretty drive along the lake but guess who forgot their camera, so no pictures.

Penticton is quite large and very spread out with all the shopping you could wish for. We drove around town then stopped at Wal Mart to pick up a couple of things then stopped at Valu Mart in Oliver for a couple of groceries – I went into shock at the prices, sure wouldn’t want to have to buy groceries here for too long. Will have to check out a couple of other stores and see if their prices are any better – an example is a jar of PC dill stackers costs about $2.49 at home and they were $3.49 here.

We got home around 6 so I decided to see if I could get my brother in Australia on Skype, lucked out and we talked for about an hour. He and Ian are leaving next week – flying over to LA and are taking 3 cruises out of the states, they will be gone about 5 weeks so I wanted to wish them Bon Voyage.

Franneca called to thank us for the birthday card and Gift Certificate so we had a nice chat with her then with Mike. I asked if they were going to Octoberfest this year and she said they were passing – they have been Octoberfested out over the years.

John barbecued burgers for dinner and a nice quiet evening lies ahead. And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another nice day tomorrow.

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