We pretty much chilled for the afternoon...watching an old movie on TV. It was actually quite sunny out but with the tall trees, our site was in the shade and it was chilly. Ray and Deb, however, have sunshine at the front of their site and were sitting out basking in the warmth. Once the movie was over, we joined them to enjoy what was left of the late afternoon sunshine.
Saturday morning we headed out to run a bunch of errands. Ray and Deb had gotten new cell phones and had given Steve their old Samsung 6...quite an upgrade from the old flip-style one he has been using! Thanks, guys! So our first stop was at Telus to pick up a new sim card for it. After a few more stops...liquor store, bank and London Drugs...we were home.
Later in the afternoon, we joined Deb and Ray again to enjoy a drink sitting in the sunshine.
Easter Sunday we decided to spend the day out exploring some of the parks in the area. We started off at Elgin Heritage Park...on the banks of the Nicomekl River and headed out for a walk on the nature trail...
The park's most important ecosystem is its wetland which features a tidal river, a salmon-bearing creek, and many ponds and marshes...
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Back at the truck, I rested my foot for a few minutes and then joined Steve who had walked over to the Historic Stewart Farm...time to check it out...
Historic Stewart Farm is a picturesque site telling the story of the Stewarts, an early Surrey pioneer family that lived on the site from 1880 to 1944. Complete with a farmhouse, sprawling farm grounds and outbuildings typical of early Surrey farm life, it is as if the Stewarts and their animals just picked up and left.
Blackie Spit Park is a stunning City park located in the Crescent Beach neighbourhood of South Surrey. The park is named after the dramatic spit that extends into Mud Bay at the mouth of the Nicomekl River.
Vancouver in the distance...
We enjoyed a walk along the waterfront path and then it was time to head home....
While dinner was cooking, we helped Deb unpack and set up her new inflatable kayak...a late Christmas gift from her dad.
Once home, there was one final thing to do this evening. Before we left for dinner, Steve had put up the 3M Command adhesive hooks for the metal art we picked up in Los Algodones, MX. The adhesive had to set for an hour, so as soon as we got home, he put them up....a nice addition to our home to remind us of the desert!
At noon we walked over to Ray and Deb's and headed out with them to Big Ridge Brewing Co. for lunch. Monday's are their "Burger and Beer" special...so of course, we had to partake! It was yummy...but we were stuffed! Next time, let's split a burger, Deb!
Just after 3:00 we loaded the truck with our overnight case...and laundry...and headed off into Coquitlam to Chris and Angela's place for the night. We have a follow-up appointment with our doctor tomorrow, so again we took advantage of Chris and Angela's hospitality and spent the night...so we could borrow Chris's car.
After dinner, Angela's parents, Luigi and Lucy, came over for coffee and dessert. We had a great visit...it was really nice seeing them again!
After our appointment, we dropped the car off at Chris and Angela's and then headed back out to Surrey. Thanks again for your hospitality...always like to take advantage of seeing you both as much as possible while we are in the area!