Well this was a long gap in posting my blog but we’ve been so busy the past week, I couldn’t find time to fit it in. We had our son Richard and grand daughter Georgia with us for ten days and had lots of fun.
Last Sunday, the 18th, Aileen made French toast for breakfast and Georgia ate six half slices of bread and would have eaten more had she been permitted. R&G were pretty involved with Mike and Shaunee’s kids that morning plus Dennis and April’s as well in the afternoon.
I took Mitzy for several walks and she was on several others so was pooped that night. It was another gorgeous day with very strong wind which really cooled things off. We had lunch on our own then Aileen and I cooked supper for us and John and Anne. She did a piece of wild sockeye I bought at QF the other day and spuds plus made some coleslaw. I cooked a couple steaks using the large propane tank adapter for the first time.
We all six went for a walk out to the point in pairs. R&G, J& me, A&A. The fog rolled in covering the sun just after we returned. Aileen called Lynda in
Sunday was a night was good for sleeping. I made it about nine hours.
From there we went to the Bargain Shop for some
Aileen cooked spuds and broccoli and made a salad, I cooked chicken on the BBQ. Anne and John, Dennis and April and the kids arrived shortly after six. Richard and I brought up a second table and that worked well. John brought an old tarp which we strung from the trailer to the divider wall and it helped cut some of the wind. R, G, A & I joined John and Anne at their fire after the kids had gone home. Dennis called later saying he would drop off a coat for
On Tuesday, John decided to play hookey and come to
We headed for home at 2:32 and stopped for a break in Holberg. It was about 5:10 when we got back to the trailer and a total distance of 232 kms, all but about 70 - 80 kms was gravel. We would have loved to stay much later but had reservations for fish and chips in the Cluxewe Café for 6 PM. The fish was very good.
On Wednesday morning, Richard and I went to Telegraph Cove for a drive and look around. We went into Port McNeill mid afternoon. Took G’s picture at the World’s largest burl then went to the Gallery to get G a couple of books.
Up to Anne’s next where Aileen did laundry. Richard and I washed our truck then John and Anne’s Ford pickup. I spent a long time vacuuming our truck while Richard joined the three kids in the hot tub. I took a whack of pictures with the little Kodak then after the pool was empty I had a long soak. Richard took a picture of me snoozing in the tub.
Richard barbequed the pork steaks we’d taken in and Aileen had made dessert. We had Anne’s veggies. Shortly after supper we all adjourned back out here. I went with John and Anne out to the point with the dogs. Aileen joined John and Anne for awhile at their fire then I went over. After a bit Aileen went home to bed and Richard came over. We actually had a bit of rain on us at the fire.
We got mobile and on the road about 9:30 Thursday morning. We stopped for gas then headed down and were first in the
Sointula, after visiting the museum. After lunch we walked along the beach to Pultenay Point lighthouse. Then we only had time to drive through
We went to Anne’s when we got off the ferry. We were supposed to have Chinese food but the plans were changed since Anne had the grandkids til late as Dennis and April were playing ball. The ladies instead went shopping and bought steaks which John cooked. We headed home just before 8 PM as Georgia and Aileen were both pooped.
Friday morning dawned bright and sunny with no wind. It was the best morning we had up there. We spent awhile in the campsite blowing bubbles etc then mid morning headed off to Port Hardy. We detoured into
After lunch, we visited Mac and Nancy (my aunt) for a little while. We got to see my cousin Dale for a few minutes. He’s a hard guy to pin down – gotta go! From there we had to boogey back to Port McNeill in time to mind Travyn while Anne took Nikki to swimming. I took the truck for gas and pumped up the rear tires again in preparation for towing.
We all went to a Chinese restaurant for supper. Just as we finished eating, my cousin Donna called. They were out at Cluxewe looking to see us. We went by their house later for a few minutes visit. Back at the campsite, we walked out to the point with John and Anne. They’d been and were on their way back but turned around and joined us. It was a beautiful evening when we went into the restaurant but dark and foggy when we came out. It was much cooler. The sun was shining on Sointula though, which we could see across the strait.
I took Mitzy down the river trail Saturday morning and was hardly started when we met a guy from
After saying our farewells to the John and Anne, we drove slowly in to Port McNeill and had the tire repaired at Kal Tire for $22. So, our departure ended up being 10 AM rather than the 9 AM target. We made good time but did take a break at
Chas and Sheila lost the customers who were to come Saturday because they didn’t have internet for the cabin. We got parked and Aileen had a short nap then we all went over to Sheila’s Dad’s 86th birthday supper.
On Sunday, I took Mitzy for her walk down the road before my breakfast. We went to the Sandcastle display at Parksville beach. We went to The Source and bought a router for Charlie and Sheila. Richard installed it but it was too under powered to consistently work. Chas and Sheila took it back in the afternoon and bought the $150 super duper one.
We headed for
I installed the router this morning and have internet to the cabin now. I went for groceries this afternoon. Now if I can get some pictures edited, I will post this blog after supper. Well, I didn’t get any photos edited, we took a drive over to