I worked outside off amd on most of the day in the garden and patching the back yard.

I also drove down to Cathedral to check out what was going on. there were a lot of people. A bit of a zoo frankly. I only stayed a short while and headed home.

We are going to eat outside this evening. Ribs and corn with a salad and a bottle of Okanagan red. Sounds good. I'm hungry already just thinking about it.

Perhaps we'll light a fire later.

The flowers are almost finished
Here it is Saturday and a day off. Yeah!
It was great to talk to Morgan this morning. I am always surprised and grateful how easy it has been to stay in touch.
Today I have my work cut out for me in the garden and the back yard which looks like a war zone. The dogs have left potholes all over. Major repair work to be done there. As for the garden. One set of onions are doing well and the other were complete duds. My squash are coming as is spinich and the beets but my beans look like they got a touch of frost.
This weekend is also the Cathedral Village Arts Festival so I will take a break and head down later.
I will take a garden picture for tomorrow's blog entry.
By clicking on the pictures you get a larger image if you like.


I was up and on the road by 7:00 this morning. There was quite heavy fog through Morley Flats and quite a bit of snow in the foothills.
Traffic was good through Calgary and I made good time all the way driving 850 km today. It is a long haul in anyone's books
There had obviously been quite a bit of snow in places east of Calgary but it was for the most part melted. There was a fair amound on roofs and in ditches.
I only saw one antelope on the stretch west of Medicine Hat. I usually see more.
The highway was clear and dry and I was home by 3:30.
The forecast low tonight is 0 degrees. I was expecting summer. Oh well.
Chris and I played floor hockey tonight. Shelley is working on her project. One good game but an energetic one. It is what I needed after the drive today.
We went to Bushwkkers after. A couple of Stubblejumber Pils rounded out the night.


Wednesday Donnie and I drove up to Campbell River for a CLC forum of the exportation of raw logs. It ended about 9:45 then we drove back to Naniamo to spend the night. We got in about 11:00 because we had to find a town to buy gas at on the drive down. We forgot that fill up bepfre you leave rule. We got to bed a bit after 1:00 and were up early to get the boat.
It was a long day's drive, 900 km. I started in Naniamo and when I caught the 8:30 ferry, dropped Donnie off in Vancouver and started east at about 11:00. It was a great day for a drive, It was magnificent up the Fraser Valley. Not a cloud in the sky. Mount Baker seemed huge and still covered in snow.
The drive up to Kamloops was good and right through Revelstoke the traffic was good and the skys were clear.
As I drove over Roger's Pass it started to cloud but it was still very pretty. There is still quite a bit of snow around the summit. I had to slow a bit east of the top where they are still clearing mudslides but by the time I went through it was in good shape.
There was fresh snow around Lake Louise and Banff but when I stopped for the night there was nothing much on the gound in Canmore. I saw a number of elk around Lake Louise and a couple of deer. Had to deal with the usual idiot braking hard so he can pull over to take pictures. I think that is why the speed limit is lower in the past. It gives you time to avoid running into stupid tourists.


It was another beautiful day in Vancouver. Unfortunately I had to spend most of it writing a brief. At noon my brain was mush so I walked down to one of my favorate kitchen stores, Cookworks. I picked up a cookbook and a couple of other odds and ends.

This evening I went for a walk in Stanley Park. What a beautiful evening.

I have to pack tonight after eight nights in this hotel I head out tomorrow. I'll spend the morning in the office then head for the ferry about 11:30.


Yesterday was wet. Neeley and I walked Cleo on the dike and, not exactly dressed for a rainy day, I got pretty damp.
We went down tp the pier in Steveston and bought 6 pounds of shrimp and cooked them up for a snack. Very good...ummmm.
There were quite a few for supper, 14 I think. Neeley bought 2 good sized sockeye salmon so we had a great feed. There was lots of chat and I think everyone had a great time. It was certainly noisy.


Today we are heading back out to Richmond for a seafood feast. Shrimp for lunch then a big supper. Shelley is flying back on Monday about noon.

Chris will be glad to see her I think he is finding it very quiet being home alone.

Shelley and I walked around Robson Street in the morning then we drove out to Richmond. Giles had called so we gave him a lift out as well.

As you can see we went down to Steveston to have a bite of lunch and to check out the fish for sale. Almosy everything was frozen or just thawed. I guess shrimp isn't in season but there was lots for sale,

It was an odd day sun and rain then rain again