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Fall Colours on the Cowichan River, B.C.

Sunday, 11 February 2018

A visit with long-time friends.

This week has been fairly quiet, waiting for the time to pass so Ray and I can move forward with putting the house on the market. I had some knee issues (arthritis) so stayed pretty close to home while Ray went a couple of times to the local pool to use their hot tub. Other than a few outings for groceries and lunch on Friday at White Rock, we stayed home. Fortunately after taking a bunch of anti-inflamatories for the week the knees are much better. :)

Saturday we had made arrangements to meet up with our long-time friends, John and Joane Mahon, who live in West Vancouver. They are facing the same decisions we are, contemplating selling their large home and downsizing into a condo. John has had a tough year with his health and no longer can look after their yard and gardens even though that is his passion.

After a visit at their house it was off to lunch at the Village Taphouse in West Vancouver located in the Park Royal Mall. A lovely pub with great food, ten minutes from their house. We had our first passengers in our new car with Joane and I trying out the back seat. Very comfortable.

Lunch with John and Joane Mahon
It was great catching up with them as we've not seen each other for probably at least a year. After lunch we made our way back to their house, visited a bit more and then Ray and I headed back home to Surrey. The traffic on Saturday is much better than trying to visit them during the week.

Hard to believe another week has gone by again. On the upside the sun finally came out late Friday afternoon and Saturday dawned to be a glorious sunny day. It certainly uplifted spirits.


  1. Hope your weather continues to improve. You're right, it can certainly affect your mood. It's windy, cool and raining a bit in Q tonight.

    1. Well we could have from none to 7 inches of rain here in Vancouver this afternoon and tonight! Rather have the rain.

  2. Glad your knees are better! Looks like a great visit with old friends! Love the Village Taphouse...been there a couple of times with Chris.
    Hope you got lots of sunshine before that snowfall hits (again)!

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