At 6:40 am a very sleepy Dominic crawled into Mr. Thirsty and off we went. Alex is staying another two days with Micha so that he can play in two more Bantam A Baseball playoff games.
Such an early departure on a Saturday meant that we scooted over the mountain passes and across Vancouver's bridges with ease.
We arrived at Horseshoe Bay with plenty of time to spare. It is a short crossing to Langdale and then a twisty little business driving another hour and a smidgen to Pender Harbour.
After turning the Gypsy Wagon around in the cul-de-sac, I thread the needle and back it down the driveway like.a.boss!
Then, it is off to LaVerne's Fish and Chips for dinner. Yum. All is well.
Interesting sites and happenings:
- We passed the Ride2Survive bikers on their one day Kelowna to Delta Cancer fundraising relay ride near the summit of the Coquihalla connector.
- The Coast Guard hovercraft is spotted zooming past Bowen Island.
- Sadly, I run over a bird. It was a direct hit under the passenger side tires. I kept thinking it would move. No, it didn't.
- We saw the conclusion to an outdoor wedding at the Hotel Lake campsite as we passed by on our way to Mom and Dad's cabin. A beautiful sunny day by the lake, big tents. . .. just make sure they disappear in the next few days because you are in our spots! I am getting territorial after all of these years :).
|All good trips begin at Tim Horton's.|
|How to navigate the toll booth: Roll down window, extend hand with credit card,|
do NOT look at the receipt, carry on. ....
|Selfies on the ferry.|
|There's no place like Grandma's!|
|Ah, smell the ocean air!|
|A trip to John Henry's for the paper, of course.|
|Time for dinner at LaVerne's Grill.|
|Deer everywhere - all is well.|