The First Few Days
15.09.2015 - 19.09.2015
We had to be out of the apartment by 1:15 so we spent the morning at Granville Island. We had mostly packed previous to when we set off for the water buggies. After a few hours of looking around and Lesley buying a hat she’d been eyeing off, we sat and watched the water and boats. Then, we walked home at about 12 o’clock, stopping for mum to take her last photos at a Vancouver beach for quite some time. Got home, completed packing our bags, the apartment owner came and called a taxi and we were off for the bus. The bus trip took 4 ½ hours from Vancouver to Kamloops, with a couple of stops (drop-offs, pick-ups) on the way. When we arrived, our good friends Barb and Brian picked us up before escorting us to their place, where we would stay for the next month or so. It was great to see our friends again and we look forward to staying with them.
The first day at Kamloops we basically didn’t do too much. Barb, Brian, Lesley and Giaan all caught up. Brian went to a class and Barb went to an exercise session in the morning and Giaan worked on some schoolwork (Oh, what fun!).
The next day, Barb had a meeting downtown, so Les and G went along for the ride in order to check out the shops. After about an hour and a half, we met up again for lunch. Giaan had a breakfast muffin with cream cheese, scrambled egg and tomato, Lesley had a quinoa salad with a ploughman’s lunch and Barb had a chilli and black bean soup. Barb and Brian’s friend who was also our family’s long-time friend came over for dinner. He was absolutely hilarious and we had many laughs together.
Today, we went for a walk in the lovely Riverside Park. Giaan walked with Barb up ahead, whilst Lesley walked behind with Brian, who taught her a lot about the surroundings. There were many cute dogs trawling around the place, tugging and trailing their owners behind them. Following that, we had a picnic lunch. Brian’s brother and his wife came over for tea and coffee in the afternoon.
Anyway, the next few days will be spent hanging with Barb, Brian and their friends and family. We head down to resort at Kelowna on the 26th so we’ll probably blog when we get back unless so have something special to say. So until ten we will sign off for a while and write again soon. xx