Sunday, January 23, 2011

this isn’t the holiday inn…??

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a recap of our weekend…a ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale…

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the rain held off enough to take some photos in the village of Horseshoe Bay..we stopped and picked up a pizza..ate in the jeep while we waited for the 5:30 ferry…

we arrived at the home of our friends..just after 7:30..we were greeted with hugs all around…the wine was poured and  the conversations flowed….

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the view from the kitchen window..Life is good for our friends…they never tire of looking out and admiring the view….watching the boats cruising by, and the wildlife….an ever changing picture….

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The house is filled with memento’s….it was nice to hear the stories about some of the items that were proudly displayed..from the quilt made from Elaine’s mom’s clothing… to the  little stuffed bear sitting in a plant that was from her parent’s home…

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we spent Saturday touring around..there were many picture taking opportunities…and swimming for our ‘golden boy’..

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our lovely hosts….Harry and Elaine..

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Doug and Harry and a very wet dog…

all of us together…smiles all round…

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we also made a stop at Pender Harbour Marina…

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sitting by the dock of the bay…we paused to reflectpano-4

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our dinner on Saturday night was ‘cedar planked salmon cooked on the BBQ….with greek salad and rice…delicious…Kudo’s to the cooks!!!

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Sunday was a ‘sleep in ‘  day..we strolled down to the boat house…and admired the view..took a few more photos to add to our collection from this weekend..IMG_5355

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We headed to the ferry landing after lunch..thanks for the great weekend..and yes it was not the ‘holiday inn’..it was better…being welcomed into our friend’s home was greatly appreciated.. and Tucker apologizes for leaving all the ‘fur’ behind’!!

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before heading to the line up we made one more stop after Davis Bay…..

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Gibson’s Landing..home of the Canadian made television show..The Beachcombers!!……

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..as our weekend draws to a close…and we head towards another work week..we realize that….the cost of the two days with our friends..??…

the ferry ride…$67.55

gas to get there.. $30

time well spent…priceless

21 comments:

  1. Wow what a great weekend you guys had and what a beautful place to go.The pictures are great also.

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  2. Especially liked the clarity & composition in the photos & the scenic mood set by the cloudy days. Just goes to show that cloudy days are highly photographical days as well.

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  3. What a fantastic place ... no wonder your friends never tire of looking at the view just outside their window.

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  4. Wow! What gracious hosts and such a beautiful place!!! Your pictures were great showing the beauty of the area!
    So glad you guys had such a wonderful weekend with good friends.

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  5. What a great get away weekend! Fantastic photos, and time and money well spent. :)

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  6. Sounds like a fabulous weekend and the photos were spectacular!

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  7. What a beautiful place to visit your pictures are wonderful. Glad you had a good visit with your friends.

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  8. What a great weekend, and it looks like even Tucker enjoyed it with being able to swim. the way Rigg's runs and romps in the snow I think he is thinking of it as a water substitute.Gad to see all those great pictures. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna..

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  9. STUNNING photos!! Now I'm homesick!! We sure live in a gorgeous place, don't we? Thanks for sharing!!
    Paulette

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  10. Like Paulette just said - stunning photos! What a great weekend you guys had. Your salmon dinner sounded just perfect too.

    Thanks again for the Olympic Mittens, I've got them hidden away now!

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  11. I enjoyed reading about your weekend away. Your photos are great. Glad you had a good time with your friends!

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  12. I am convinced that McGuyver and I need to revisit the Pacific Northwest...and we have never toured Vancouver Island...Right now, our Hiker is frozen solid...definitely not a good look for her...Cannot wait to rescue her and drive here out of here...Your photos were great..and who can beat great friends, food and fun!!!

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  13. Sue, your pictures are fantastic. Its almost like being there with you. Thank you so much for sharing these great adventures of yours.

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  14. Awesome photography of the topography we so well know and cherish. Very well done. Sounds like it was a great trip.

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  15. Harry & Elaine sure have a sweet place! Just beautiful! Your photography is amazing too! You have such a great eye for the scenes you share here! What a great weekend that must have been :) Always enjoy the pics of Tucker too, give him a few extra pets for us!

    -Mike & Heidi
    97 Roadtrek 170P "Taj Ma Trek"
    HTTP://WWW.VanTramps.Com

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  16. I could live there! Great place to spend a weekend. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Beautimous! Love the decor of your friends' abode and the scenery during the stay ~ are they accepting applications for new friends? lol

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  18. Wonderful post of your great time with friends. Your pictures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing. Judy from Rvlifeonwheels

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  19. Great pictures and great weekend Doug and Sue! Don't you love those low-cost high payoff experiences?! Take care.

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  20. I'm so far behind on my blog reading. Glad I went back on yours because your photos are just gorgeous. What a nice trip and visit you had with friends. I like the fact that even though you aren't out here in the full-time RV world, you are making the most of your weekends. I love Tucker sitting in front of the 4 of you - he looks so stately...and wet!

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