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Lake Cowichan view from our dock.

Thursday, 27 April 2017

Visiting with Garrett and Kat in Squamish

Sunday, April 22, I spent the afternoon and evening up at Dad's and cooked a prime rib dinner for him, Ray and I. It turned out wonderful. Dad actually ate quite a bit which was nice to see. Ray left after dinner and I stayed until John, Dad's fill-in caregiver, came back from his day off at 8:30 pm.

Monday after a leisurely morning, Ray and I left for Squamish avoiding the rush hour traffic through Vancouver. The morning turned out unexpectely sunny so we made a few stops before arriving at Garrett and Kat's at 2:30 pm.

After driving for an hour or so it was time to stop and stretch so we decided to stop at Porteau Cove. We'd not actually been in to check out the campsite for years, since we lived in Squamish over 30 years ago and scuba dove there with the Squamish Dive Club. They have upgraded it with 30 amp power to all of the sites so no generators. There are only about 4 sites on the water that would fit us if you could actually get one. Checked out their reservation site and they are fully booked other than a day or two here and there for the rest of the summer. Such a beautful location.

Back in the car we continued towards Squamish and stopped at Shannon Falls. With all of the rain the falls were spectacular. Ray was kicking himself that he did not bring all of his lenses to get better pictures.

Stawamus Chief peaking through the blossoms.

Ray took several videos that I put together of the falls.

Garrett was working from home today so we wanted to arrive later and decided to stop for lunch at Howe Sound Brewing. They had great beer and great food.

Pulled Pork, Carmalized onion and walnut Pizza.

The Howe Sound Brewing Company is a large pub, a good size restaurant and is also a pet friendly hotel.

Off to Garrett and Kats. Garrett took Ray for a drive to the spit so he was able to take some more pictures of the Stawamus Chief. There is sure a lot of snow up on those mountains! 

I made pork ribs in my Instant Pot for dinner and Garrett finished them on his barbeque with my homemade barbecue sauce. It was a hit. Kat was home early from work and we spent a wonderful evening catching up.

Tuesday, Garrett went into work and Kat stayed home to visit with us. We had arranged to go to lunch at some friends of ours, Delle Booth and Chris Jenkins. We have known Delle since Garrett was in pre-school with her daughter over 30 years ago. Thanks for the great visit and wonderful lunch Delle.
I forgot to take a picture but here is one of their pictures from Facebook when they visited the Sea to Sky Gondola.

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Back at Garrett and Kat's. Kat tried the Instant Pot making chicken legs. Yumm. It was great seeing you both.  Kat loves to bake and Ray loves to eat fresh baking.  She surprised Ray with homemade Pirate Cookies.  Later, Ray let slip his love of cream pies.... so for desert baked a Banana Cream Pie. (Thanks so much Kat, from Ray)

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