When we got back from our Alberta trip, Dan and Rick had arrived in the Resort. They are new to the full-time RV lifestyle and loving it. Dan and Maureen worked together at Peace Arch Community Services for years - they both started in 1988 and Dan was still there when Maureen left in 2005. It was great to catch up!
The second Ladies Night was held on September 25 at the Resort. There were 34 ladies this time compared to 14 last time. The food was incredible! The men decided that they needed a night out too so about 12 of them went to Squires Four Pub for wings and beer (taxis of course). The annual Thanksgiving Dinner was held on the 27th. Over 90 people were served turkey, stuffing, gravy, mashed potatoes, veggies, salad and apple crisp with ice cream. A resident in the Resort had come across a band practicing at a campground earlier in the summer. They were so good they decided to bring them to our Thanksgiving Dinner. What a great idea! They were excellent. An impromptu dance floor was created in the parking lot just outside our roofed area. A great way to end the summer and send the Snowbirds off properly.
We headed to Sechelt on October 6. Since we were going to be there for two weeks, it was worth bringing the coach. Larry snugged it right in the driveway again. The weather was pretty good until near the end - it was very warm. We ate well. Aaron came over for the 7, 8 and 9 and we had our first Thanksgiving dinner (a big baked ham). We had a second one the following week (a tri-tip roast we had brought back in the Spring) and then a massive Chinese feast the weekend after Thanksgiving.
When Aaron was there he and Maureen went on two hikes. Aaron loves the forest. Maureen was more concerned with getting lost and watching for bears!
On the 16th, Maureen, Larry and Kelly went to the grand opening of the Water Resource Centre just a few blocks away from our house. This is a mult-million dollar facility (affectionately known as the poop factory) and replaces the existing one. They have built for the future, planning on a growth in capacity. On the 17th Maureen and Amanda went to five different art venues that were part of the Sunshine Coast Art Crawl. There is some amazing talent on this Coast!
On the 20th the surveyors arrived. There is some question where our exact property line is which will be instrumental in telling us where we can put the new house/reno. They had difficulty finding more than two pins so they have some more work to do. We had hoped to get going on plans while we were there but that was not to be. Maybe we'll be able to do some work on it over the winter. We seem to have a good builder lined up.
We were up at 6:15 on the 21st and actually left before the sun came up - we've never done that before! On to the south!