More than two weeks I’ve been away. It feels so good to be home such an thoroughly enjoyable trip. My family flew us down rather last minute and we spent the first week visiting with my grandparents and extended family. Two weeks without email and spotty internet was actually a nice break. I’m glad to be back!
I’m so lucky to still have all four of my grandparents. I grew up with them all living in walking distance from my house and they are great friends with each other. Now one from each pair lives in a senior’s home. It’s the sweetest thing that the grandparent living on their own faithfully visits their partner every day. Both sets of grandparents have been married for 63 years!
Visiting was bittersweet. A year and a half ago I thought I might never see two of my grandparents again. I feel so grateful for another chance and yet again I’m left with that feeling that it might be the last time.
I can’t wait to share a bit more about our trip down to the lower mainland! We were very busy with a visit to the dentist (twice for me), thrift shopping, riding the buses and sky train and swimming at a local club. There was even a couple rides on my dad’s Harley. For our second week we headed over to Gabriola Island for a visit with one of my best friends. Most noteworthy was the dispatching of four roosters. I’ll definitely be blogging about that first time experience. We made tree swings, ate from the huge garden’s bounty, shucked beans, worked on basket making, spent time with friends and ate ridiculously good food. Oh, I have so many killer recipes to share!