Monday, 7 July 2014

Another two weeks in the RV

Our oldest son's family flew to BC from Ontario safely.  The goal was to spend some time with cousins and family as they are so far apart most of the time unless there is a wedding or a funeral.  They did the Vancouver Aquarium etc and then came over to the Island to stay at my brother Art's. Before they got to the Island we had a few days with Travis' (second son's family) and spent a day at Westwood Lake.  Nolan and Eden built an elaborate sand fortress and then we buried them in sand.
​ We were all beat that night.  Too much sun and picnic foods.  They swam a lot, played on equipment and the day was sunny.  
​We left Nanaimo to go to Qualicum Beach a little further north, set up an RV camp,  and wait for the Ontario crew to arrive.  We had a few fun days at brother Art's, as he has a huge yard for his relatives and dogs.  Wee Dana from Ontario, fell in love with the dogs who are so gentle. 
​We looked like a bunch of gypsies had descended on brother Art's side yard by his machine shops.  It was so hot that brother put the sprinklers on and then the children would get wet and laugh at sitting on me to make me cold. 

Then the happy families all went south an hour to Parksville for Canada Day beach activities
and night-time fireworks.  

Brother Art and Ingrid belong to a local old cars club so they drove up the Island to their Canada Day festivities.Duncan and I sneaked away out to the campground at Horne Lake where it was quiet for 2 nights.  Then the gang descended for lunch but to also go spelunking at the Horne Lake Caves on a family tour.  

​Jacklyn and the others all like teddy-bear pancakes made by Grandad and Nanny.  We had 5 adults and 5 children camping with us for most of two days. The campsites at Horne Lake each have privacy hedges between them and a private beach area.  Paradise Bay at the south campground is a tranquil spot with pristine waters.  I went for two morning showers/ dips there.
 I only landed 2 fish.  
The kayaking and swimming and running around playing hiding games in the woods will be wonderful memories for all of us.  Everybody else left on Friday but we had a lot of
The sunsets were lovely and the weather warm.

We took the ferry from Vancouver Island to the mainland and drove through the crazies of Vancouver congestion.  Now it is time to clean the RV, do laundry and get ready to go to the Cariboo for my Crone's Capers week.
  Every year we go to a different lake.  This year it is Greeny Lake just east of Lac La Hache.  We pride ourselves on being wise and gentle and easy going old ladies who like to poke sticks in fires and talk a lot.  


  1. I love that your Crones' group gets together often for camping and poking sticks in fires! How wonderful. Love the photos (a few aren't coming up, but most are). Sounds like you all had a wonderful time. Nice to catch up with you and your news!

  2. Oh, Paradise Bay! So aptly named.