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Lake Cowichan view from our dock.

Saturday, 22 April 2017

Nanaimo, Dr's Appointment April 18 - 22

Tuesday morning we were on the 10:15 ferry to Nanaimo from Tsawwassen. Both of us were scheduled for our annual checkups Wednesday morning. The ferry was on time and we met up with Jason at 12:30 to get the house key and then went to Original Joe's for a quick lunch as we had not eaten anything except for a muffin before boarding the ferry. I ordered tempura shrimp and Ray some Mahi Mahi tacos. Yumm.

(You will notice the pictures are not as good as usual ... I was using my new cell phone!)

Much better than a burger on the ferry!
Back to Kristi's to wait for their washer repair guy to come as Jason had an appointment at the hospital. Kristi was on call at the hospital so we saw her for 1/2 hour before we left to meet up with our long-time friends Janice and Gary for dinner. (Forgot to get a picture ... too busy gabbing!) They drove us into Parksville for fish and chips to the British Bobby Restaurant. Awesome visit and great food. Thanks guys.

(pictures from google)

Wednesday we had our physicals and test results ... everyone is great for another year of travel, yeah. Ray and I treated ourselves to sushi at our favorite restaurant and then made a run into our storage locker in Parksville to pick up a life jacket.

Celebration lunch ... no more doctor appointments until September
So Good!!!!

Kristi was at the hospital all night and briefly came home to change to go to her office for office hours today until 3pm. She sure works hard. We spent the evening together. (Again everyone was in and out so no pictures.) Kristi did make a lovely stir fried chicken dinner with rice for us. Thanks Kristi. Jason was busy packing up for his four day fishing trip.

Thursday morning everyone was up early. Jason to leave on his fishing trip, Kristi was in Surgery this morning so we left and caught the 7:45am ferry back to Tsawwassen.

Our son-in-law Jason, kindly gave me a fly-rod that he built to use with my new inflatable kayak. Should be a blast this summer. Of course on the way home we had to stop at the new Bass Pro Shop at Twawwassen Mills and purchase a reel to go with the rod. What an enormous store.

Back home by noon. Lucky for us, Dianne is cooking dinner for us tonight! With the sun out we all enjoyed an hour sitting outside in our site as we get the sun. At 5 we went back to Steve and Dianne's and had delicous Chicken Cordon Blue. Thanks Di.

Friday, we stopped in at Dad's, I visited while Ray went for a hot tub and then we did a little shopping together. Ray was bagged and in pain so he dropped me back at Dad's to get Larny's car so I could continue grocery shopping while he went home to have a lie down in bed. Once I got back from shopping we spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the sunshine in our loungers. 18 C. was very nice. In honour of the sun, I barbequed chicken legs for dinner with tinfoil veggies. Love my Napoleon Barbecue, it never flares up cooking chicken. It was done perfectly.

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Saturday we went into Burnaby and visited with Ray's mom. She really wanted to get out for Chinese food so off we went to the Burnaby Palace to try out authentic Peking Duck. When the plate arrived it only had the duck crispy skin with a little meat attached ???? We did not realize that you get that as a first course with little pancakes and the second course is with the rest of the duck stir fried that you put into fresh iceburg lettuce. Wow, it was great but we definitely ended up taking home left overs. Mum, Ray and I waddled out of the restaurant, drove mum the short distance home and arrived back at the coach by 1:30. I walked the dog as Ray was toast again unfortunately. The rest of the grey afternoon we spent watching TV.

Oh Oh!  Picture with her mouth full!

Peking Duck First Course

Peking Duck Second Course
We had had war wonton soup and shrimp spring rolls before all of this and had also ordered House Special Seafood Chow Mein. We had no idea that the Peking Duck Dish was so big! I do not have to cook dinner now!

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