Sunday, May 1, 2011

sometimes it is all about the….


…people, places and things??

our continuation of our one day vacation…our home for the night is the Westin Bear Mountain Resort…


Rick recommended this hotel after his search of hotels in the area..great choice..we are very pleased…only $125 a night…



a lovely room with two queen size beds…a fridge, microwave, and coffee maker..


there is even a small patio..with a view of the ‘parking lot’..but nice still the same..IMG_5894IMG_5893


at least we can see ‘Freeway’ out in the parking lot…

We checked into the hotel around 330 pm after our lovely tour!..we had a bit of a rest…showered and we were back in the jeep heading to Rick and Paulette’s for a delicious dinner..but not before we stopped a couple of the view points along the Malahat Highway..



on the menu was  Lasagna, garlic bread, spinach salad with strawberries and poppy seed dressing..and the ever famous NAPOLEANS for dessert..{I was hoping  for this..and Paulette came through..she read my mind!!}



the calories were ‘removed’ before consuming!!..delicious!!!

as many of you know, Paulette is an amazing quilter..the house is decorated with so many lovingly made quilts!..I took just a small sampling of some of her handiwork…IMG_5911IMG_5912IMG_5913IMG_5914IMG_5915IMG_5918IMG_5920IMG_5921


thank you so much for sharing  this day with us, Rick and was great to meet you, finally..and we know our paths will cross again…

so as I sit here and ponder this lovely day we had..Doug is sleeping..I have been awake since 430 this morning…time to call it a day and a  night..good night from the Westin Bear Mountain..tomorrow we will head home with thoughts of this day filled with people, places, pictures, food, great views..and lovely memories that we will cherish!


  1. A very nice ending to your day ... those are indeed lovely quilts ... Paulette knows what she's doing. My mom does quilting on a small scale, but it's not a craft that caught on with me.

  2. Looks like a great visit with two great people, I know you guys had a really good day together.Glad to see you enjoyed your mini vacation. Be safe out there. Sam & Donna....

  3. How nice to get to meet Rick and Paulette. Sounds like you had a great time. I think it's great that you are taking mini-vacations.

  4. It was obviously worth getting up so early if only for the wonderful dinner! Meeting Rick and Paulette was an added bonus. :)

  5. What a fun time you all had...It is great to get away for a few days...It rejuvinates the spirit...Paulette has a real talent for quilting..I can't even thread a needle...and my mother was a seamstress!

  6. What a great bunch of pictures... looks like you had a great day, and Rick and Paulette are great people!

  7. It was a beautiful and sunny day for your mini vacation. Paulette and Rick are great hosts, aren't they. Sounds like you had a very nice time.

    To golf Bear Mountain is on the RV Voyageur bucket list.

  8. What a nice visit you had. We look forward to meeting you and Doug some day.

  9. What a great weekend spent on the Island and getting to meet Rick and Paulette. Glad you were able to meet them we enjoyed seeing them in Dessert Hot Springs. That Napolean dessert sure looks yummy. Paulette's quilts are beautiful.

  10. And I thought I was jealous by the last post. What a wonderful mini vacation.

  11. Thanks again for your thoughtfulness in bringing us your wonderful gifts, we really appreciate it.

    It was a great day, Paulette and I both had a lot of fun and really enjoyed having you and Doug over for dinner last night.

    Too bad the Canucks lost in OT, though!

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  13. I deleted a comment by accident...sorry Victoria...
    Lovely photos of the Malahat Summit! Would love to visit some time soon. Glad that you are also enjoying the people and places that you are visiting...that lasagna looked yummy too ;) All the best on your future travel plans.
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  14. So glad you got to go and meet Rick and Paulette...but still jealous a tiny bit too!!


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