Life has been a crazy whirlwind for the last 3 weeks ! All good though ! My brother gave me a ticket ( air miles ) to fly down to see my family at the coast and I was a bit reluctant to go down for 9 days ... especially being it was at the end of February ! Who in their right mind goes to the coast at that time of year where the weather is so unpredictable ? Well it seems that one gal who gets a free trip and lives in the NORTH does ! LOL ! Keep in mind we still have a couple feet of snow , cold weather and the groundhog predicted another 6 weeks of winter ! So with my suitcase packed I flew down to Vancouver and met my brother . Had a great visit with him over a nice Greek dinner then we had more of visit in his apartment which overlooks the Quay at New Westminster
BR and I hit the floor running on the Sunday as we hopped on the Skytrain ( another new adventure for me ! ) for a trip into Vancouver to the Olympic Village and another new adventure on the False Creek ferry ( which is a small tug boat size ferry ) over to Granville Island ! So neat to come into Grandville Island on the water instead of fighting traffic and then fighting for a parking spot !
Up the Fraser Valley we went the next day . It was a beautiful day for a drive with the sun shining off the mountains that had a new coat of snow ! I seldom get to see those mountains dressed like that !
A real laid back week was spent with my sister and my parents . We walked plenty as I stay at my sister's and walked back and forth every day to my parents ...... sometime twice . Weather was not fantastic and my sister and I went for a nice walk one day along the Vedder River ... in a snowstorm ! All was good though with a nice dry set of clothes , Gore-tex jacket protected most of me ( after all , we camp and you need GORE-TEX ! It was a last minute pack in my suitcase too ! LOL ! ) and a hot cup of tea !
The week went quickly but I have to admit , I was ready to get back on the plane and come back home too .... even if it was -17C when I got off that plane at home !!!!
Thanks to all my family for a fantastic , relaxing holiday ! My BrIL is such a trouper driving my sister and I all over the country on the Saturday ! And we finished that day off with the BEST Greek food I have EVER eaten ! LOL ! I think I walked more miles in 9 days then I did the rest of last year .... and it seems we ate a whole lot too ! LOL !
Life is back to reality , Spring is coming though ! I have even managed to get some crocheting done ( will share that in the next few days ) and I have even sat at my desk and got to play !
Life is good !
- 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 !