Larry & Maureen's Travel Adventures travel blog

White Rock Pier

Joan and Eric from Michigan

Heron

Crescent Beach

Container mover at Roberts Bank

Herons at Roberts Bank

Gateway to Chinatown

Olympic Flame

Steam clock in Gastown

Cruise ship and Vancouver skyline

Girl in a wetsuit statue

Lions Gate Bridge

 

Sailboats in English Bay

A-Maze-Ing Laughter Statue in English Bay

Dragon boats

Piper at Granville Market

 

Fresh fish and live sea urchins at the Market

Entertainer

 

 

 

 

 

Baby shrimp stuffed papaya on a bed of spinach

The drive to Squamish on May 20 to Kelly's ball tournament

 

Stawamus Chief

Shannon Falls

 

 

 

 

Cables for the new bridge - in the clouds

What a difference a sunny day makes - on May 25

Fraser River

Fraser River

The "Lions" of North Vancouver

 

How Sound

 

 

 

The Chief in the sun

 

 

 

 

Our site at Riverside Campground

Ski runs at Whistler

Tent camping - walk-in sites

The river behind the campground

 

Cabins

Hi-tech camping!

Olympic Rings in the Village

Crazy rainbow around the sun

Cousins - Natasha and Larry

Street performers

Kevin and Larry waiting for Maureen and Brenda to finish shopping!

Fort Camping in Fort Langley

Fort Camping

Ferry to Barnston Island

Cranberry field

Fraser River from the rest area

Interesting tree!

Buttercups

Avalon Dairy

Coming back to get us!

Lots of wood chips

Making ravioli - 60 in all!

Mt. Cheam behind us at Bridal Falls

Our site at Camperland, Bridal Falls

As close to the hot tub as we could get!


On May 2 we had several friends arrive. Jim and Bobbi from Calgary arrived with their friends Ken, Barb and Jared. Larry had not seen Jim for 40 years, when they lived in Estevan SK. They were here for four nights.

Joan and Eric also arrived on May 2 for a week on their way back to Michigan. We had a fantastic time - sightseeing, eating out and lots of Happy Hours! If you recall we met them in St. Andrew's NB and then again in Yuma. Hopefully we will see them when we go south again this fall.

On the 20th Kelly was in Squamish playing in a slo-pitch tournament. He brought a number of things over from the cottage to deliver to us. We had a nice lunch at Shady Tree Pub with the team, as well as Rasna and Ryan who had come up from North Vancouver. We also met their very nice dog Nova. The weather was a bit iffy so we didn't stay too long. The drive is certainly better since the upgrades of the Sea to Sky Highway for the Olympics.

We left Pacific Border on May 25 saying goodbye again to our friends there. We had a bit of a delay with a burnt-out bulb in the Jeep. With that fixed we headed to Whistler. The weather was much better. The mountains looked fantastic! Whistler is such a beautiful area. We had been to Riverside Campground a number of years ago and the trees had certainly grown up - resulting in no satellite service! We hooked up to cable and at least managed to get the local news. Beside us are friends from White Rock - Brenda and Kevin. Kelly played hockey years ago with their son, Matt. We had a great weekend. Sunday we met Larry's cousin Natasha in the Village for lunch. Then we all did a little shopping. The weather was a little cooler and windier on Sunday but still nice.

Larry is now starting to sell LED light bulbs for RVs and Boats and has ordered a bunch of samples from China. He has spent 4 months researching suppliers and has also ordered product from a manufacturer in Mesa, AZ. His new part-time business is called RVLEDGUY.

We had an appointment with Traveland on the 28th to have a leaking bay fixed (it had been fixed before in Red Bay, but not completely). While we were waiting we scoped out a couple of campgrounds to stay at for the night because we had an appointment with Vancouver Axle and Frame the next day for an alignment and to fix a leaking gasket on one of the wheels. We ended up at Fort Camping in Fort Langley. What a lovely park! Lots of trees (but we were still able to get satellite service). Sites are wide and level. We were at Vancouver Axle by 8:30 on Tuesday. They were squeezing us in so we made a lunch to take with us then did some more exploring. We took the 5 minute ferry (a barge pushed by a little tugboat) to Barnston Island. It's a small island in the Fraser River just off Port Kells. They grow cranberries and a quite popular organic dairy, Avalon, is located there. There is a small rest area (with no parking) where we pulled over and ate our lunch. We were back to Vancouver Axle by 4:30.

We spent the next 3 nights at Camperland in Bridal Falls. It didn't rain until Thursday which was a bit unexpected. We were actually able to sit outside on Wednesday in the sun! We were very close to the hot tub and used it a couple of times.

Off to Vernon on June 1!

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