Sunday, 23 October 2016

Backwards we go....

As promised, we will digress backwards. Got lots to tell everyone, starting out with our new mobile accommodations.....

Cast your eyes on our "new to us" 17 ft Bigfoot trailer. We are pretty stoked!!
That 17 ft looks big to me!!!


We are pretty stoked about it. No, we don't have a name for it. Maybe we will just call it the Bigfoot. A few decorating/tweaking touches and we will have it tuned up to our tastes in the spring. Doug has some interesting plans for the outside. For those not familiar with the Bigfoot, they are a very old name in trailers. They are fiberglass and are built with the only one seam around the middle, on the side about halfway down. I call it the clamshell. We are hoping that it will help alleviate any leaking problems....who am I kidding!?

Anyway, we have already had some work done on it. Nothing unexpected. We knew when we bought it that some things needed doing so we just decided to get everything done right away. We are still waiting for the new awning fabric to come in. Doug plans on picking up new wheels and tires in the spring.  Me, I want to redo the upholstery and floors, oh, and blinds too!! Now, about that new striping kit for the outside....hmmmm.

Welcome to our travelling family, Mr. Bigfoot!!

So, forward we go to Thanksgiving. We spent two nights up at Golden Ears Provincial Park in the Golden Ears Mountains. Even though it rained on our way up there, it was an amazing weekend. It was our inaugural trip in the Bigfoot!!

I think it passes the Gus and Jasper test (and the Grandpa Doug test too!)

Paula & Jerry - Mr. Lobster isn't hung up quite right, but he also
made the inaugural trip to Golden Ears, hanging out with the pumpkin lights....
That is a B-I-G mushroom/toadstool!
A little boy and a puddle...say no more.

Some people even bring their living room loungers!!!
No, this is not our campsite!!!

Pancakes with Grandpa!

I think they pass the "Gus" test.....

Despite all the rain warnings, we had a most sunny Thanksgiving day!
However, just to ensure that we all stayed warm, we had our famous Beglaw "camping coffee" mix. Equal parts of Kahlua, Bailey/Carolans type Cream and Peppermint
Schnapps. We usually just mix them in a big bowl at home and then pour them
back into the bottles. Who needs to waste time mixing while camping??
shhhh, don't tell Starbucks. They will want the recipe too!!   
So, before heading out for a walk, I "encouraged" the turkey to
fit in our little was a bit high.
I won.....Just sayin'

My victory drink in my "Rose all Day" shirt by Danna!!
I know, crazy pink boots to match......
One of the things we love about Golden Ears Provincial Park, other than it's obvious beauty is it's close proximity to home. It's really hard to believe that we are just one hour from White Rock. Once you get up here there is no cell service (except for sporadic here at the beach). You really feel like you are "away" for the weekend. Remember what I said above, about little boys and puddles......same below only bigger boys with a bigger "puddle".....
Hard to believe none of them fell in!

It takes about half hour to walk down to the beach. Really beautiful through the trails. I was happy to return and see that I hadn't burned the trailer down with my new oven!! Notice all the EZE up shelters at the campsite? It poured with rain the day we got there (Saturday). Boy were we ever glad to have had two of them to help keep us all dry....

Oh yummmm.....

Steamed up the windows.....but notice the snazzy decorations!
You can't say enough about the smell of turkey wafting out of a trailer though!

Jasper looks a little unsure about the brussel sprouts....
Happy Thanksgiving everyone!!!!

What do you mean, "packing up"???

It's always time to go far too soon!!!
Gus giving Grandpa a little encouragement!
Phew, so that was a great weekend. Everything functioned really great with our new trailer and we can't wait to get it out camping again. 
A little Rudy update. We can't believe how big he is getting!! Wow, do we ever miss that little guy. Four months old already!!!!
Hi, happy handsome boy!!!

Whoa, is that cat really that B-I-G????

Love you little buddy!!!!!
Okay, I think we are pretty much up to date. I'll try and not be gone for so long next time but it's just pretty boring to post about working!
Happy days everyone!!
Thought for the Day: Be decisive. Right or wrong, make a decision. The road of life is paved with flat squirrels who couldn't make a decision.....

Wednesday, 12 October 2016

Happy Birthday!!

I will skip by the Thanksgiving weekend and come back to it. Something FAR more important to put on the blog.....

Our amazing Mom Helen and Mom-in-law turned 94 years young today. We love her dearly and wish we could spend more time with her. Hard to do when she lives in Alberta and we are no longer retired and free to travel when we want. Apparently, she had a great day, out for dinner and dessert, burning up the town!!! You continue to inspire and love us, Mom....Thanks for always a warm smile and a warmer hug!!

(A little photo credit to Doug's niece, Dionne, who has this picture and we loved it!!)

We love you Mom!!!

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Where did summer go??

Is it just me, or did summer seem to fly by? Sheesh, we are already into fall and we all know what comes after that!!

Let's do the ultimate catch up, shall we??

In late August, we drove up to Nelson to introduce Great Grandma Tamas to her newest little boy. It was a bit of whirlwind trip but lots of fun. Just wish it could have been longer.

Great Grandma Nadyne and Rudy

Grandpa Doug and Rudy....

Always fun to walk around downtown Nelson on Baker Street.
Doug spied a home converted, gas powered bike. Pretty ingenious.....

Four generations.....

Ahhh.....Mommy and Rudy
On the way back we stopped at Parsons Fruit Stand in Keromeos. They have a great, small seating area by the trees, filled with antique tractors. Pretty neat. 

Time well spent with Dad.....
.....and with Grandpa.
September 3rd, our nephew Kyle and his lovely bride, Amanda tied the knot with an outdoor wedding. So much fun and what a beautiful day! What a good looking group of "wedding crashers"!!
Josh & Kathy

Duane & Agnes (Doug's brother & our sister-in-law)

Diane & Brian (Doug's sister & our brother-in-law)
Our sister-in-law, Diana and our nephew
(aka the groom) Kyle
"The comes"....pretty cute mix-up!!

Amanda and her Dad, Terry.

Fun night for everyone!! 
Josh, Kathy and boys made the trip up to Nelson to meet Rudy!


Thanks for dropping by. Lots more news for you coming up!!


Thought for the Day: The soul is the truth of who we are.