Month: August 2013

Prunedale, California 8/31/2013

AUGUST 31, 2013 (Saturday)   The roof is finished. They were supposed to be there four days but they finished in two. Yahoo. They said they found the leak but it wasn’t bad. This new roof should last 45 years

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Prunedale, California 8/30/2013

AUGUST 30, 2013 (Friday)   All about cleaning, packing, laundry, going through things, and getting the studio ready to rent or AirBnb. It is such a cute little place. I know I could easily live here but it’s a tight

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Williams, California to Prunedale, California 8/29/2013

  AUGUST 29, 2013 (Thursday)   Got up and had a nice breakfast at the Ramada Inn. They had all sorts of things – hot eggs, warm danish, bacon, toast, muffins, cereal, yogurt, fruit, orange juice, tea, coffee, hot chocolate

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Keizer, Oregon to Williams, California 8/28/2013

AUGUST 28, 2013 (Wednesday)   Left brother John’s house around 9:30 AM and went to McDonald’s for our breakfast (egg white McMuffin and tea), and then on to Costco to get some boots for Lexi (our daughter). They are like

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Keizer, Oregon 8/27/2013

AUGUST 27, 2013 (Tuesday)   Brother John took us to breakfast at Shari’s Restaurant. Michael had pancakes and John and I had scrambled eggs, hash browns, and toast. Good and filling. I had driven our Prius to the restaurant so

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Victoria, BC Canada to Keizer, Oregon, USA 8/26/2013

AUGUST 26, 2013 (Monday)   Happy sad, moving day. Said goodbye to Bonnie and left our little cave around 8:30 AM. We had to be at the ferry 90 minutes before the ferry left (10:30 AM). We figured that would

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Victoria, BC, Canada 8/25/2013

August 25, 2013 (Sunday)   It is departure eve, a day of packing, loading car, and cleaning of the apartment.  We are reflecting how much we need to downsize as we gather everything together and stuff it into the Prius.

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University of Victoria – Victoria BC, Canada, 8/24/2013

AUGUST 24, 2013 (Saturday)   We went to the University of Victoria campus and drove around. What lovely grounds it has. Park like, lush, green, and beautiful. We were surprised at all the different buildings, architecturally. They all worked well

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Harbor Tour – Victoria, BC, Canada 8/23/2013

AUGUST 23, 2013 (Friday)   Michael and I were thinking about going to Undersea Gardens today, but after reading the reviews and having been to the Monterey Bay Aquarium many times, we decided to go on a harbor tour instead.

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Pacific Marine Circle Route – Victoria, BC, Canada 8/22/2013

AUGUST 22, 2013 (Thursday)   Today Michael and I took the Pacific Marine Circle Route. It’s about a 160 mile trip that took us to some places we haven’t been before – Sooke, Port Renfrew, Lake Cowichan, then on to

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Rest and Recuperation – Victoria, BC, Canada 8/21/2013

AUGUST 21, 2013 (Wednesday)   Michael and I worked on bills, brainstormed on AirBnB with our Prunedale studio, and input some of our costs for August.  We monitored Brother Jim’s surgery and are pleased to report it went well.   That

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Port Alberni to Victoria, BC, Canada 8/20/2013

AUGUST 20, 2013 (Tuesday)   We woke up and thought no one was home. I had been a little worried that with a five month old child in the house, the boy would scream late at night or early in

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Ucluelet and Tofino, BC, Canada 8/19/2013

AUGUST 19, 2013 (Monday)   We set the alarm for 7:15 AM so we could be on the road to Tofino and Ucluelet by 8 AM, but Dylan (Bonnie’s cat) cried for over an hour last night. Michael and I

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Walk – Victoria, BC, Canada 8/18/2013

August 18, 2013 (Sunday)   It is a lazy day.  We just hung out until this afternoon.  We are packing and getting ready to leave in the morning for Tofino and the West Coast of this beautiful island.  Edie forced

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Victoria International Accordion Festival-Victoria, BC, Canada 8/17/2013

AUGUST 17, 2013 (Saturday)   Well, last night wasn’t finished. We ended up going back down to the harbor. Lots of activity going on, especially with the Dragonboat Festival. We listened to some wonderful music by Soul Shakers (I think),

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The Birthday – Victoria, BC, Canada 8/16/2013

AUGUST 16, 2013 (Friday)   It’s my birthday so we get to go and do and play with what I want all day. I’m loving it. For that reason I decided I wanted to go explore The Bay Mall. Michael

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Victoria, BC, Canada 8/15/2013

August 15, 2013 (Thursday)   HAPPY BIRTHDAY – Arla and Machaira!  Love you both! Mike here.  It is yet another lazy retiree day.  We slept in nicely, had a nice breakfast, watched an episode of Perry Mason.  Edie served us

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Fort Rodd Hill – Victoria, BC, Canada 8/14/2013

AUGUST 14, 2013 (Wednesday)   Overcast and grey, even rained for about two minutes, but it was warm out. We got up and meandered over to Fort Rodd Hill. Cost us $6.80 CAN for the two of us (over 65

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Finest at Sea – Victoria, BC, Canada 8/13/2013

August 13, 2013 Tuesday   Mike here.  Today was a day of nesting, resting and only one trip out to mail a letter.  That became it’s own odyssey.  I googled Canadian Post offices and a nice map popped up.  There

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Wharf – Victoria, BC, Canada, 8/12/2013

AUGUST 12, 2013 (Monday)   Got up and out early for us. We weren’t sure what we were going to do today, either the Undersea Garden or go to Fisherman’s Wharf. We opted for the Wharf. It was kinda grey

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Victoria, BC, Canada 8/11/2013

AUGUST 11, 2013 (Sunday)   Didn’t do much today but rest and relaxation. Oh, and laundry that never ends. Michael made veggie burgers for lunch, and I made pasta for dinner. That was our day. Hope yours was good. I

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Dinner with Jan and Caron, Chemainus, BC, Canada 8/10/2013

AUGUST 10, 2013 (Saturday)   Excited for today. We had been contacted about a month ago by a couple who live on this beautiful island. They were very kind and invited us to dinner. We arranged a date that worked

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Royal BC Museum – Victoria, BC, Canada 8/9/2013

AUGUST 9, 2013 (Friday)   Another beautiful day in Victoria, B.C. Michael and I ventured out around noon and found plenty of parking behind the Royal B.C. Museum. It cost $9.00 for four hours but worth it to be so

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Victoria, BC, Canada 8/8/2013

Rest and relaxation, R&R we used to call it.  We lazed and grazed out of the kitchen.  That was our day, hope you had a wonderful day.

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Port Hardy, Cormorant Island, Victoria, BC, Canada 8/7/2013

  AUGUST 7, 2013 (Wednesday)   Both Michael and I slept really well in the very comfortable bed at the Orca House B&B. We woke up and went into the dining room. Hans had the table loaded with cereal choices,

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Port Hardy, BC, Canada 8/6/2013

Michael and I were both so excited to see more of Vancouver Island that we didn’t get a whole lot of sleep.  We did wake up early to be on the road by 9 AM.  We stopped for gas in

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Victoria Bug Zoo – Victoria, BC, Canada 8/5/2013

AUGUST 5, 2013 (Monday)   It is British Columbia Day today. A Canadian explained it to us last night. She said, “There is no holiday in August, so the Legislature fixed it and gave us British Columbia Day.” I think

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Victoria Splash – Victoria, BC, Canada 8/4/2013

AUGUST 4, 2013 (Sunday)   Today was a day of – food, fun, fellowship, fireworks, and symphony. It was the 24th annual Victoria Splash Symphony fund raiser. We got up early and went to the Dollar Tree, which in California

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Victoria, BC, Canada 8/3/2013

AUGUST 3, 2013 (Saturday)   Happy birthday to my beloved husband. I am so grateful to have him. He is okay with my weird ways and wanting to travel. But – he’s officially OLD now. Because it was his birthday,

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Beacon Hill Park and Thunderbird Park – Victoria BC, Canada 8/2/2013

AUGUST 2, 2013 (Friday)   Feeling alive today. Thinking I was just tired. We both got up early (for us) and did some “work” (banking, etc.) things. It’s raining so we thought we’d be smart and go to the Royal

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