Yukon wild

Yukon wild
Yukon wild

Monday, September 27, 2010

Travels in the balmy south

I’ve was away for a few days last week.  DH and I took his 87 year old father on a little trip.  DH flew to PG to pick his dad up and they drove down and met me in Vancouver a few days later.  I arrived on the plane about 4:30 in the afternoon.  We had booked a hotel room and I went there and hung out for a while.  By 7 p.m. DH and DF-i-L had not arrived and I was starved so I set out to walk to a restaurant recommended by the front desk.  Amazingly DH missed the turn off for the hotel and drove right up to me when I was a few minutes from the restaurant.  Funny how these things can happen in a big metropolis.

We took DF-i-L to Port Alberni on Vancouver Island to visit his brother, then to Chemainus further south on the island to visit some old friends of his.  Then back to Vancouver to my B-i-L’s place and I flew home.  DH and DF-i-L were on the road for 7 days; I was with them for 5.  I have to say that my DF-i-L was a real trooper.  I was amazed at his adaptability and willingness to go with the flow.  I think he had a great time. 

Unfortunately I wasn’t a very good picture taker – but I’ll share a few photos that I did take. Three exciting things in Port Alberni.

1. Biker’s toy run with 600 plus motorcycles.

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2. Kiwi tree growing in DH’s cousin’s back yard.  I’ve never seen one before.  She said that you don’t pick the kiwis until they have some frost, which would be mid-November for them.

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3. Deer hanging out on the side of a busy road right beside cousin’s back yard.  We don’t have many deer where I live.

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And for Friday Night Sew In I worked on a knitting project.  These are fingerless gloves for DD # 3.  One is almost done.

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I loved this blue door in Chemainus… if I look like I just got up… well I probably did….

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And the wake from the ferry…

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I went to two quilt shops in Port Alberni but didn’t buy too much.  These fabrics in one shop…

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And these fabrics in the other.  I got that red as sashing for my postage stamp quilt.  Thank you all of you who gave me your opinion.  I was in love with the red and enough people agreed with me to give me the confidence to go for it.  I thought this red looked perfect when I was at the shop, but now I’m not sure…

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It was a great trip.

Janet

3 comments:

  1. Yep, I'm lovin' the red!! It looks good with the little circle fabric. The blue door is amazing, good eye! I didn't know kiwi grew up north, I thought they were a tropical fruit. Shows what I know. What great kids you are to take Dad out for the week. I am sure he did have a wonderful time. I hope my kids will take me around when I'm 87!

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  2. What a nice trip - the Island is so beautiful at any time of year. Great fabric buys, too - that red looks great beside the other fabrics, even if it doesn't work for your postage stamp quilt.

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  3. Ooooh, DD#3 likes her gloves, keep up the good knitting Mama!
    xx

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