I am not sure how many years it has been since i went on a trip with my parents and my brother but I could probably say it has been a good 38 years ! This past week found me jetting down to the coast again to my brother's and then driving up the Fraser Valley to pick up my parents so we could could head onto Vancouver Island early Friday morning . The storm of the century didn't happen - thankfully - and we had a smooth ferry sailing across Georgia Bay . As I haven't been on the Island for 26 yrs years it was amazing to see all the growth in population there and yet there seemed to be a lot of open , unused land . The natural beauty is something to see and I love the oceanside communities . As we went from Nanaimo to Comox we took the scenic route through all the small towns of Fanny Bay , Oyster Bay , Qualicum Beach and a cute little town with a great ocean side cafe called Bowser ! Was fun to get out an smell the sea air and to stretch every hour or so . As Dad had hip surgery in January it was very necessary to do that .... and besides the fact 4 adults in a mini van need to get out !!! LOL ! We headed into Comox and found that my Uncle's was right on the main drag and easy to find which was a bonus ... not that you could actually get lost there I don't think !
My parents stayed with my Uncle ( Mom's brother ) while my brother & I stayed up the street in a motel . That gave us a breather from the family and a chance to explore the town .
These photos are of the ocean and if you look hard enough you can see where my #4 granddaughter lives ...so near and yet so far ........ the temptation to hope the ferry and go there was a great pull but I just didn't have the time to go on a wild goose chase . I love the ocean and it is so peaceful to walk along it even though the wind was cold and blowing ! We had an awesome visit for 2 days with my Uncle and I even got to see my cousin ( another Uncle's daughter ) whom I haven't seen in over 30 yrs ! It was a great trip to the Island but Sunday found us heading back to the mainland where my sister and her husband came to collect my parents from my brother's .
This is heading south down the Island highway into Nanaimo on Sunday morning ...in a rainstorm !
I spent another 2 days with my brother and got to see a good friend that recently moved within a few blocks from my brother . Unfortunately she had to work the 2 days I was there so we only had a short visit but a good one ......
Well I am now home and trying to catch up on things around here .... I feel like I have lost a week somewhere and we are heading into Friday again ! Sheesh !!! This has to be a sign of getting older ! LOL !
On another note , BIL is back in the hospital after a series of seisures . The specailists think it is from the combination of radiation and chemotheraphy he has had this year but they are running further tests to see if they can find the cause . I am sure he and his wife are just wishing they would get some GOOD news for a change ! I know we are rooting for some too !
" Nothing is worth more then this day . Make the best of it . "
- Donna C
- BC, Canada
- I have been married to the same guy for a LONG time ! We have 3 grown children and the 5 loves of our lives that they have given us ... 4 girls and one boy ! I have been crafting all my life and found my true addiction when I taught myself to use Copic Markers and introduced them into my card making ! I am NOT certified in the use of Copics but that doesn't stop me from creating with them ! I always been a bit of a crafting rebel and don't follow directions well !I love crafting with my hands and seldom will you find them idle as they usually have a crochet hook , knitting needles or a book in them . Exercise is not my strong suit ! LOL ! My husband and I also love camping in our RV ( weather permitting ... as in NO snow !) so most weekends from Spring to Fall you find us camped somewhere with our 3 Yorkies .... though don't tell them they aren't BIG dogs ! Hope you enjoy my little touch of my life .... the creative and the real life !