Thursday, July 8, 2010

Who turned up the heat???

We have been waiting so long for summer to arrive..well..NEWSBREAK FOLKS..SUMMER HAS ARRIVED!!! least for the next few days ?

Yesterday was a very balmy day..with a slight breeze it was bearable..not that I am complaining!!..we are happy the sun has decided to stick around for a bit!!

But we are more happy that we have an on our sundeck while we were trying to barbeque dinner it was a very warm 40 degrees celcius..that would be 110 farenheit for our american readers!!!..stinkin hot!!!


This thermometer is on our sundeck on a post..not in direct line with the blazing orb in the sky!!!

Our delicious dinner..chicken shish kabobs


The temperature inside??


Thanks  to our air conditioner and the two fans..almost 30 degrees cooler than outside!! ..the “boys “ are happy..and so am I!!!


Now onto the question from Dennis and Donna….Where is Coquitlam, B.C.??

We are located in the province of British Columbia..our nearest big city is Vancouver..Coquitlam is about 30 miles from Vancouver….


We have lived in this area all of our married life…except for a short time that we lived in New Westminister.  our lives have gone full circle because we are only a few blocks from where we lived when we brought our daughter home from the hospital almost 25 years ago  




“The community's population is over 100,000. It may be reached via the West Coast Express and Highways 7 & 1. The City is bounded by Burrard Inlet and

Port Moody on the north, Port Coquitlam to the east, the Fraser River to the south and Burnaby and New Westminster to the west.

Coquitlam's Town Centre leads growth in the area and is home to Coquitlam Centre. Just to the north of the Town Centre is the large residential area of

Westwood Plateau. Near Guildford and Pinetree ways are the Evergreen Cultural Centre, Douglas College, City Centre Aquatic Centre and Lafarge Lake. We live directly across the street from Lafarge Lake.

Nestled near Eagle and Burke mountains, the city boasts over 70 parks, with hiking trails, marshland and abundant old growth trees. A few suggestions to visit are Mundy Park southwest Coquitlam's large forest park with 435 acres, walking trails and two pretty little lakes. Also Colony Farm and Pinecone-Burke Mountain. Historic Minnekhada Regional Park in northeast Coquitlam features a historic lodge, many trails, picnicking and marshland teeming with wildlife.”


there you go..thanks for asking!!


  1. Your temp for today was about 10 degrees hotter than ours here in the Olympia/Tumwater, WA area. From the description of your hometown it sounds like a great place to live in or visit. Thanks for the wonderful information. Hope tomorrow cools off for you.

  2. Oh man! That's soooo hot! I bet you could have cooked those shish kabobs on the sidewalk. Other than the current temp, your city sounds wonderful.

  3. That is HOT!! We are suppose to reach 100 by weekend. I sure wish things would cool off. Yes, you can quote me on that this winter. I can always put clothes on to get warm but its hard to take them off to get cool.
    What a lovely place Coquitlam is. I am sure you all have really enjoyed living there all these years and enjoy the surrounding parks and rivers.
    Thanks for sharing your home with us.

    Mike & Gerri (happytrails)

  4. Hi Sue and Doug,
    Thanks for stopping by A Camp Host Housewife's Meanderings. My husband is from British Columbia and we have family in Vancouver area and other parts of BC. Yes we find 29 feet to be plenty adequate for us. It has been 10 full months on the road and I am actually amazed at how well we are doing in the space. Of course, bigger would be nicer (smiles) but in a fifth wheel, it would also cost more to pull and camping options would decrease - we like state and county parks which tend to have smaller sites. Please come back to visit us. We'd love to have you follow along.


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