Monday, August 24, 2009

Summer Update

July and August Update:

We attended the Beneteau Rendezvous with our friends Bob and Camelia on Navigo and had a great time visiting with friends. Lynn won the toilet seat toss and picked up a new winch handle for Dolphin Tales.

Made a road trip to Alberta and Saskatchewan visiting family and friends (racked up 5000km in 4 weeks). Victoria – Vancouver- Vernon- Cherryville- Naskusp - Revelstoke – Golden – Calgary – Lethbridge – Taber – Burstall - Edmonton- Valemount - Salmon Arm - Victoria. On this trip we tented a few nights and all was good since it did not rain. However we both think that we are a little old to be sleeping on the ground and are thinking about some kind of RV for future trips. Also used this trip as a chance to stop and visit places we normally drive on by since we are going from A to B and never have time to stop. It is amazing what great attractions we miss because we do not have the time to stop and smell the roses.

We had a nice couple of evenings with Blue Water Cruisers John and Rosy from Mopion in Calgary and Steve and Sandy from Mungo in Edmonton. Also discovered how good those car GPS units are when you get mixed up in your directions and the navigator (Debbie) cannot read the printing on the street map claiming the print was too small but was probably due to the amount of wine she drank at dinner.

Finished a few more house chores and are starting to get stuff together for our return to Mexico in early October.