Happy 40th anniversary to Emil and I...today was our big day in snowy Vancouver.
Our trip down was uneventful...although there were many cars in the snowy ditch over the Hope Princeton. It was mostly sheer ice with gravel here and there. When the gravel thinned, that is where the cars went off the road...probably driving too fast.
We arrived at Stan and Ali's in a rain storm, that was coming down as snow in the higher levels. There was evidence of it this morning when we drove up to Port Moody to visit Emil's cousin, Terry. Scott and Terry's mom, Auntie Vi, recently passed away, so we paid a visit to give our condolences. It is a hard thing to lose a mom,especially when she wasn't all that old..only 69. Scott and Terry and families will miss her a lot. Terry lives way up a mountain above Port Moody and it was seriously snowy. The thing is that the houses are so close together,that no-one has anywhere to move the snow to,so it is just piled miles high between houses and onto the street.
I was glad we didn't meet any traffic trying to get out of his neighbourhood. Due to weather conditions, they will hold a Celebration of life sometime after the snow abates.
Emil and I did a little shopping, then came back to Stan and Ali's and then we all went out for a Vietnamese dinner in Richmond. It was soooo delicious...Lots of Prawns and veggies in the big soup, and we had orders of both spring rolls and salad rolls, then rice and chicken... All was very delicious and filling. Towards the end of our meal, we noticed the wind picking up and the rain pelting sideways ...Brr... It was miserable out!
We returned home, then Stan and Ali left to go curling. Within fifteen minutes, all of their curling partners were calling to say they were not going to go curl...the rain had turned into giant snowflakes that Emil and I didn't even notice. Stan and Ali returned, saying that traffic was all stopped up and they had no choice but to turn back as the roads were a slimey mess.
This is not encouraging in light of the fact that we are leaving to Cuba bright and early in the am. We are now praying for rain to wash the snow away so we can make it to the airport without any trouble.
Hokey dokey...nice chatting... I painted my toenails and fingernails...repacked and re-organized,s o I guess I am as ready as I will ever be... keep your fingers crossed that the old plane takes off... I'll keep you posted and let you know how things went in a few days...Love ya all...keep warm...