Friday, October 23, 2009

Today is our daughter Kelly’s birthday – Happy Birthday Kel, we hope it was a great one! We enjoyed our chat with you and hope you had a nice evening.

We woke up to rain this morning and the prospect of another wet, cool day. John went out first thing to get his hair cut and when he came home he said it was a crummy day out so I called Steve and asked him if Fort Langley, which we were going to do with them today, was outside stuff and he said pretty well so I suggested that we forget it. Steve certainly didn’t argue with me about it. We decided they would come over to our place about 2 and we would play cards then have dinner.

After talking to Steve I went over to the lounge at the office and got my blog caught up and did some other stuff on the internet. The connection is really good and fast there so it eliminates a lot of frustration from trying to get on it here and get something done.

Last night I had said I would do pulled pork in the slow cooker for when we got back from Fort Langley so it was a fun afternoon and dinner was really easy to get on the table. Steve & Cheryl brought a broccoli coleslaw that was really good and some salad that was left over from last night.

On Tuesday when we were at Steve & Cheryl’s we played a board game called Pente, lots of fun, and they brought it over today so we played that for quite a while then reverted to euchre. John was the only one not to win a game of Pente so he will be looking for another match in the hopes of winning one. Steve & Cheryl gave us one of their boards as they had two, but I don’t think it would be good for just John & I to play as we would probably be ready to kill each other – LOL!

Steve & Cheryl left a little bit ago and it was windy and cool but there were stars in the sky – could tomorrow be a nice day for a change? We have plans for tomorrow and it is an outdoor adventure so hopefully it will be nice or at least not raining!

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another nice day tomorrow and would be happy to see some sun.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Well, we woke up to overcast skies but no rain so that was better than the weather reports had called for.

We decided to check out Granville Island today and hope that it wouldn’t rain. We probably would have never found it without the help of “Alice” as I have yet to find a really good map of this area, but we did find it and then the next 100 yards was to find a parking spot. There wasn’t an outside spot to be found so we went into a parking garage – oh great, the spots were made for something the size of a smart car not a big truck. We finally found an end spot and John backed in there, we were hanging out at the front but being at the end we figured we wouldn’t really block anybody. His parking in our underground spot at our condo paid off as he had got really good at backing into small spots there!

We walked around and enjoyed browsing through the shops but the prices were well out of our price range so didn’t buy anything. We spent a long time walking through the market – everything looked so nice and fresh but again we didn’t buy anything as I really didn’t need anything. We lucked out as it didn’t rain while we were there!

Some Pictures Taken at the Market

We got back to Steve & Cheryl’s about 5 and Jim & Linda were already there so we had a great visit and Cheryl had a fabulous dinner - salmon & tuna, potatoes, veggies, salad and then apple pie and ice cream for desert. I am still feeling full!

It started to rain about 8 and it looks like it will be another night of rain – at least the sound of rain on the roof is soothing but I don’t want to be soothed for another two or three days!

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another nice day tomorrow and would be happy to see some sun.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Today was overcast and looked like it was going to rain so I decided to get the laundry done as it didn’t look like much of a day to drive to Whistler.

Wouldn’t you know it, about the time I got my laundry in the washer the sun came out and it was lovely the whole time I was in the Laundromat. By the time I came back and got everything put away it had clouded over again – grrrrr!!

I needed to get some groceries and Jim & Linda had told us where a new Super Wal Mart is that isn’t too far from here so we went there and got some shopping done. By the time we were walking in to the store it was raining again and has rained off and on ever since. I am really getting tired of rain and need a good dose of sun!

The wi-fi here is the pits so I took my computer with me while I did laundry and it was great there so I think that is where I will have to go to post my blog as it takes forever from here.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another nice day tomorrow and would be happy to see some sun.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Today didn’t rain but it also wasn’t very sunny. Steve picked us up about 11 a.m. and took us to their place where we enjoyed a wonderful day with him and Cheryl.
Cheryl had a nice lunch for us and we sat and visited for quite a while, then noticed the fog was rolling in so decided if we were going to go out we’d better get going. Steve drove down to the White Rock pier and we walked out the pier to the end where the marina is. By the time we got out to the end of the pier we couldn’t see back to shore for the fog and it was damp and cold but it was still a nice walk. I didn’t have my camera and was sorry I had forgotten it as there were a couple of herons out on the breakwall and a seal in the harbour.

Steve then gave us a tour of White Rock before returning to their place. We played a board game called Pente, that was fun, and then Steve went and picked up his mom and fish and chips for dinner – yummy. We enjoyed chatting with his mom as she lived in Sarnia as a young girl so told us things she remembered.

All in all, a lovely day and we had a great time. We just got home so I will get this posted before going to bed.

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another nice day tomorrow.

Monday, October 19, 2009

Wow, we woke up to sun this morning, at first we weren’t sure what we were seeing, just all this brightness in the sky, and then realized it was sunshine.

We got away from Harrison Hot Springs shortly after 11 a.m. – we weren’t in a hurry as we only had 120 km (75 miles) to travel, and within 20 minutes of leaving the park we were into overcast weather again. Fortunately it didn’t rain but we also didn’t see the sun again until around 4:30.

We had an uneventful trip, exactly how we like it, and are now at the Pacific Border RV Park and are here for a week. This park is right at the border, if we had missed the street into the park we would have been at customs waiting to cross into the states, it seems like a nice park with all the amenities. When I was checking in the gal on the desk said laundry is $1/load, I just about went into shock at the price, gotta like it.

Our Home for the Next Week

After we got set up I went over and checked out the laundry – oh, oh the machines were all busy so will have to go back another time. The pool and hot tub look nice so I am looking forward to checking them out further.

John is out barbecuing steaks for dinner and I have my end of dinner all ready so we will eat shortly and then have a quiet evening.

We Even Had a Bit of Sunset Tonight

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another nice day tomorrow.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

Well, it finally stopped raining about midnight last night. I was beginning to think we would turn into ducks if it continued much longer – LOL! Today was mainly overcast with a few peeks of sunshine and temperatures of about 14C (58F) so not a bad day.

We drove up to Hope this morning, I wanted to check out the tunnels but we couldn’t find them and I don’t think the driver was really thrilled with the idea so I didn’t push it. We were going to check out the Bridal Veil Falls but the park was closed so didn’t get to do that either.
We then drove to Chilliwack and found a grocery store so stopped and got a couple of groceries, and hey, they were a reasonable price so I was happy. We took another route back home and then had a bit of time to get ready before Jim & Linda came for dinner.

We had a good dinner and a nice evening visiting. I checked with Jim what I thought would be the route we would want to take tomorrow go to the park near White Rock and he confirmed that would be the best way to go so now I am not totally dependent on “Alice” as she sometimes has funny ideas of how to get someplace!

And so ends another great gift of a day and we look forward to another nice day tomorrow and hope it is a nice day for driving.