Saturday, August 2, 2008

Day 18 - BC celebrates 150 years

We started the day at the library , must have reading material, and headed at starting time to Government St for the Firebells and Fanfare parade.

It was an impressive line of old to modern fire equipment and 70 pieces will be parked at the Legislature over this holiday weekend on static display for close up viewing.

We loved this one. Faded paint, worn out tires and who knows, maybe the original driver. *grin*


Home for lunch and then out to visit with Paul's cousin Bob and his wife Gwen. The boys had a good time reminiscing and catching up on at least 25 years worth of news.

They live on a great piece of property with a forest view out the family room window, hard to believe they are 20 minutes from the city centre. Fenced in garden to keep out the deer, electrified fence around one koi pond next to the lily pond to keep out the otter, fenced back yard to keep the wild life away from the goldfish pond, although with the gate open for us to enter, a young mink headed in and hide under the deck. If they don't catch it it will decimate the pond in one night! They also have a glassed in pond for the prize koi.

Hopefully we will be able to visit again before this visit is over. Paul had also tried to get in touch with Bob's sister who lives on Salt Spring Island but she has rented out her house and is traveling across the country.

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