Tuesday, October 23, 2012

A Summer of Superlatives

We had a tremendous summer at home.

Our youngest daughter, Carrie, got married; the spectacular wedding attended by wonderful family, our closest friends and the new “outlaws”.  Our eldest daughter, Jen had a beautiful baby girl in June, rounding out her “million dollar” son/daughter family.  Our son quit his job, went to Lollapalooza in Chicago, bought a motorcycle and “Easy Rode” across the country to meet us at Whistler – and followed up by moving to Calgary for a new job!

Here comes the Bride!

4 generations
Easy Rider

We spent wonderful days getting to know our new granddaughter, Lucy and playing with grandson, Jack.  “Play with me, Dan (Gran)?”

We did a million house chores; gardening, installing new doors, updating plumbing, rebuilding a fence, getting rid of last decade’s treasures.

We visited Anacortes, Whistler, the Okanagan, the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island.  Our summers in this part of the world are breathtaking!

We dined with friends at their homes and reciprocated at ours.  We enjoyed the Second Annual Pig Roast in our backyard with more than 80 friends– roasting a 90-pound pig over hot coals, Cuban style.

Public Works

Luke and Glen tend to Porky Pig

Sid, Mac and Calum making ice cream 
Mount Baker

Hiking at Whistler

Looking out to Texada Island
We sewed courtesy flags for all of our upcoming island nations, built a mount for the battery monitor, ordered a new prop, running rigging, and a new AIS radio and read up on the Leeward and Windward Islands.

And now that the cold and rain is announcing the end of fall and the beginning of winter, we are back in the warm to resume our adventures in the Caribbean.

What a life!


  1. How WONDERFUL....Lucky Man...you ARE! What a beautiful family, beautiful bride, great adventures, and fun read. Radeen and I both enjoyed the post and the photos. Guess What? We have the EXACT Ice Cream Maker! Sadly it is back in the garage at home....fun times. Looking forward to your winter discoveries.
    Hayden & Radeen

  2. . . . and there you are, gone! Looking forward to reading all about your new adventures. Take care, stay safe!


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