Well, neither Steve nor I had a very good sleep last night...very restless, so I finally got up around 5:30. The only reason we can think of for not sleeping well is our consumption of beer at the pub...not to mention the couple shots of espresso sipping vodka that we had when we got home. We were celebrating...the Canucks won, after all!!
It was later in the morning by the time we got going. The air hose that Steve had gotten for the truck air compressor wasn’t long enough—he realized this sometime in the middle of the night! So after a stop at Lordco, we ended up back at Vancouver Axle to see where they had gotten the hose so that we could (hopefully) exchange it for a longer one. As it turned out, Van Axle is going to make up a new (heavier duty) one for us...it will be ready Monday afternoon.
From there, we headed to Home Depot to get some varathane to protect the wood paneling inside the truck box. After reading the label and consulting with the salesperson, we determined that this is going to be quite a job. It requires at least 3 coats and each coat has to be applied within 24 hours otherwise you have to sand it before applying the next coat. And to top it all off, you can’t apply with a roller...sheesh...this is going to be quite a job!! Well, it’s going to have to be done at some point so we might as well at least buy one gallon (@ $64.00) for a start. We’ll have to determine when we (or Steve) are (is) going to do this huge project.
Once back home, we had lunch and then settled in for a little relaxation...we needed an afternoon nap before going out tonight. We were meeting Bette and Rick for dinner at Eastside Mario’s in Langley. They were driving in from Chilliwack for a visit with us.
So after a couple of hours of laying on the couch (Steve in his recliner), we decided that we should get out for a little exercise before leaving for the restaurant. The sun was finally making a bit of an appearance, so we went for a walk around the campground. It really fills up on the weekends and there were very few sites left. Obviously, it is a very popular spot for families to go for a weekend...lots of kids in the playground, pool and out riding their bikes; all having a great time. They even have a hay ride every Saturday afternoon—the tractor pulls a big flat-deck trailer covered with bales of hay. We have learned that most campers are locals to the lower mainland, so it seems like a nice close place to go for a family weekend of camping.
We met Rick and Bette Cawsey at 5:30...they were already at the restaurant when we arrived. We had a great dinner...rivalling the Olive Garden, in my opinion. After dinner, they followed us back to our place and we continued our visit. I had made sure I had my camera when we left for the evening...but then totally forgot to take any pictures...damn!! Anyway, we had a great visit with them and after hugs and handshakes, waved goodbye as they headed home to Chilliwack.