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Mar 5, 2019 - Some thoughts

Coming to an end of our loop to see friends of old...old friends...long time friends sounds best... I see a great deal of angst, not necessarily spoken but revealed in many small details. Much of our activities are around getting out and about or focused on food or ailments or travel related talk often avoiding the elephant in the room. Yes, we discussed lots of political stuff but never really came to any consensus about how we might dig ourselves out of this dilemma. All are in agreement as to where we are heading it seemed to me but the...

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Mar 3, 2019 - Surrey and Daphne (& family)

3-3 One last long chat before leaving BK to packing and prep for trip back to MX and we two off to Surrey. 3-4 A day of catching up with Daphne and then dinner with all the brothers/sisters and in-law folks...great get together as always, feel like family here...now for over 40 years seen them having kids and now kids having kids, hmmm...time flies! 3-5 An outing with Lila and new (2 weeks!) baby, Isabel! See photos. 3-6 Trip to the beach...a bit of snow, more as we walked on! See photos.

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Aug 13, 2015 - Surrey, British Columbia

Got up early and head off to Port Townsend where we took a ferry to Surrey, BC. Got to the Peace Arch RV Park by noon. Another beautiful place. There's a really nice swimming pool and patio with pretty flowers and sculptures. The office is like a museum. Sandie went for a swim and enjoyed the warm water, while Dan took a nap. In the evening Judi and Barry came for a visit and we shared a dinner together and caught up on past events in both our lives. Judi and Sandie have known each other since they were kids. Our parents were good friends...

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Perreault's Getaway

Jul 8, 2015 - Our 1 in 6 Story

Our 1 in 6 Story Since July 2011 when we were married Jason and I have, on the face of things, led a pretty charmed life. However, when we were alone at home and it was just the two of us, we were both doing the best we could to keep it together and paste smiles on our faces. 6 months into our marriage I was theoretically diagnosed with endometriosis. With pregnancy as a suggested method to deal with it, the diagnosis didn’t faze us as that was our intent anyhow. Unfortunately, a year and a half later there was no respite from the constant...

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Our 1 in 6 Story

Oct 4, 2012 - Kelowna to Surrey, Canada

October 3, 2012 Awoke to a cold but beautiful morning. On the road by 9:00 which is early for us. Bob is getting up at 8:00 now! BC wine touring was fun. Wineries need to provide diversity because of local distribution only. They are now struggling with what they want to be when they grow up! 16% of all production is merlot followed by 11% pinot gris. They feel they need to create sub regions that show case their varietals by making wines that express a terroir that will not confuse the public. They are now looking at a New Zealand model...

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Aug 8, 2012 - Sun Peaks to Vancouver

Left Sun peaks 7.30am and arrived in Surrey at 12.15.Diane came and met me at the turn off. House keeping and hairdresser day. Sent some more gear home so now have more room in suitcase. It was lovely catching up with Dianne and the family. Had a lovely evening. Thanks Dianne, David, Lachlan and Indianna.

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Apr 30, 2012 - April 2012

We were welcomed home by all the people we know in Pacific Border RV. It was great to see old friends again. We spent the month catching up with doctors, dentists, etc. and friends. It was a very rainy month as well. The photos tell much of the month's story. We went over to Sechelt from April 5-10 to see how things are going. Maureen went over to Victoria from the 13th to the 15th to stay with her sister and husband for a couple of nights. Found some wonderful very fresh halibut to bring home and went to a wonderful restaurant called...

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Jan 4, 2012 - Surrey, BC, Canada

Having left Missoula in cold (relatively speaking) sunshine and arrived here at Daphne & John's Wednesday eve Snoqualmie Pass in rain and then a torrent past Seattle in horrendous (comparatively speaking) rush hour traffic, we are happily 'on our way' travelling once again. It seems to be here at D & J's that we can begin our transition from 'home' thoughts to more 'worldly' thoughts. Less focused on the everyday, even minute by minute minutinae of living to a broader vision of who we are and where we're headed down the road in both space...

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Oct 7, 2011 - Home Sweet Home

It has been an exciting past few days, and my journey has yet to even begin! This past week I got the opportunity to say goodbye to a ton of great friends from all realms of life, and it definitely makes you realize how much you appreciate those around you. Thanks friends!! I'll see you in no time. Yesterday I had my graduation ceremony where I received my Bachelor's Degree Major in Psychology and was grateful to have my proud parents there watching me walk (surprisingly not stumble) across the stage. Couldn't have done it without them,...

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Sep 2, 2011 - At the treetops

Yesterday we split into two groups. Shirley drove into Vancouver and we dropped Don and Jeanne off with their bikes for a day of biking in beautiful Stanley Park. Shirley and I continued over the Lions Bridge to North Vancouver to the Capilano Suspension Bridge and park. I was a little concerned going in about the "heart stopping" cliff walk which is part of the attraction. Anyway we had a great time in this "Disneyesque" park. IT was VERY beautiful and a setting that has been developed over 120 years to the park it is today. The suspension...

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Sep 1, 2011 - Park Sweet

Yesterday we hit the local parks in Surrey BC. 3 of us wore our hiking boots, Don being the lone hold out and we hit the trails. The first park we went to was a forest which was the life long endeavor of twin men who even lived in a tree house they built in their forest. Many exotic trees plus huge Redwoods and Cedars. It was beautiful. Next we bounced around a bit trying to find the entrance to the next local park. We found many bike entrances but alas no parking. So navigator Shirley took us to an adjacent park right on the water. We...

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Aug 31, 2011 - Bus Stop, Bus Stop

A reference to the Hollies 60's song fit our day yesterday perfectly. We took the monorail into downtown Vancouver and bought 4 fares on the Big Bus siteseeing tour. After a picnic lunch outside the library we hopped aboard with the option to get on and off when we wanted to eplore further. And explore we did! Vancouver is a wonderful city with many different and vibrant areas. As a bonus we got a second tour of the very large Stanley Park at the end of the city. What a beauty. The weather started out cloudy and cool but the sun came out in...

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