We are in Gibsons! We left Kelowna on Monday, a little later than expected, around 2:30 p.m. There were a few last minute things that needed to be put into storage, then the car needed packing and a few more things needed to be put into storage. Yes, the car was LOADED! Even the rooftop carrier was packed to the gills. We were a little worried about how full the car was, but it behaved very well.
We chose not to take the most direct route to the coast (the Coquihalla Highway) because of some of the hills and the possibility of snow in the higher elevations. Instead, we took the Hope Princeton Highway and pulled in to my mother's driveway at about 8:00 p.m. That night, after a quick supper of steak that needed to be eaten, we stopped in to see my son and my newest grandson, Jonathan. The following morning, we visited my youngest daughter and her two kids and then stopped in at my older daughter's workplace to chat with her for a few minutes. That done, we continued on to Vancouver, where we enjoyed lunch with John's dad and 3 of his former golfing buddies. I haven't laughed so hard in a long time! What a lively bunch of men, all of them 70+.
Once we'd finished lunch, we visited with John's dad for an hour or so and then headed to the ferry, where we managed to catch the 3:30 ferry, arriving in Gibsons shortly after 4 p.m. Right now, we're staying in a friend's fifth wheel. It's comfortable, so it will do for now. We're actively looking for a place to live, but if we can't move into something right away, the trailer will do nicely in the interim.
John started working at the restaurant today and I'm looking after business stuff in the restaurant office (our business, not restaurant business). Cara has graciously allowed me to use the computer here for anything I need it for.
As for knitting, I had absolutely no inclination to knit on the trip down. The only time I picked up the needles was on the ferry, where I met two women who were knitting to pass the time. I struck up a conversation and later joined them for the last part of the 40 minute ferry ride. Since then, though, I've been working on a Malabrigo lace scarf (from Victorian Lace Today). When I can, I'll post pictures. I don't have the camera with me today and I'd have to figure out how to download pictures from my camera on to someone else's computer (well, to one of my memory sticks...wouldn't want to clutter up someone else's computer with my pictures, would I?).
Ok, this wasn't such a quick update. At least, you know that we've made it here safely. And, so far, the scenery!! Oh my.... I will post pictures, I promise! And now, I'm off to explore some more.