Monday, August 27, 2012

I'm Back! (think creepy, sing-song voice...)

You probably didn't even really notice that I was gone.... well, maybe you did, since I did manage to post one set of pictures mid-way through my awesome month long tour de BC (also known as "I wish my freakin' relatives lived closer together so I didn't have to drive so GD far," but that is sort of long and sounds rather whiney and obnoxious, so I'll just call it the "tour" for short).

Now that I'm back, I am hoping to pick up the blogging again with some kind of regularity, but I'm not making any promises. In the meantime, I thought I'd share a few more pictures of our month long trip... which included my 20+1 HS reunion. If I wasn't so tired and lazy, I might dig out my old photos and scanner and scan some high school photos for reference, but since I'm feeling pretty good about my aging process so far..... I won't.... I don't need to see how much I've actually changed, thank-you-very-much..... The reunion was the last day of the "tour", but since I'm talking about it... I'll show the pictures first.....

Just the grads... there are three attendees missing from this picture. One left too early, one hadn't arrived and one was at the beach purely by accident (I left a message, but he didn't get it). Our class was small, only 50+ grads. I wish more had been able to attend.... maybe next time?

The Families...

And....reverse,,,to the Island. After catching her shark, Chey was determined to go "real" fishing and my Dad was a good sport and took us out one morning so she could try her luck. I think this was a good decision because she has decided that she really likes fishing and Opa is ALWAYS looking for fishing partners..... she's also not squeamish, which is helpful in harvesting the bounty of the ocean.

A beautiful, misty morning

One of Chey's favourite things about fishing... constant snacks!
Her first "real" fish. A Pink Salmon

Helping Opa fish for rock fish.... they even caught a rock....
A bucket of Bounty!

the classic "Prawn" pose

Prawning around....

Note: Pink Salmon taste like feet.... they are gross.... just sayin'

We also visited Fort Rodd Hill park, The Butchart Gardens and the Butterfly Gardens... with a couple of stops to wander around Victoria.

That's a big... uh, gun?

See people... Dale really does exist.... I have not buried him in the back yard... yet....

Looked like "Diagon Alley" from a distance


mmmmmm.... broccoli 

After our trip to the island, we moved on to Kelowna and Salmon Arm, but I ran out of oomph in the photo department, so the pics are few (Thank Goodness, you say!)

Swimming at Bear Creek Provincial Park

Taking a ride on Grandpa Syd's tram

a lot of totem pole pictures were taken on this trip...

sanctioned graffiti in NanEB's studio.... can you guess which who's is who's??

All in all, it was a fabulous trip, but I'm incredibly happy to be home......

1 comment:

  1. Great photos of the trip, Myrna.

    Curious, who was the grad that showed up by accident?