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!