Friday, January 25, 2008

LONG DAY ... and another one to come

Still sick, still sick of being sick .... and tomorrow morning I'm getting in my van with my daughter Mischa to drive to Whistler (a 1.5 drive to the ferry, a 2-hour ferry ride, then a 1.5 hour drive up a mountain!) for a weekend visit with my other daughter Hailey, who is helping produce a major event there as we speak. I'll get to spend some quality time with 'my girls' (who are 30 and 28), I'll get a free dinner on the mountaintop...


... and I'll have lots of knitting time -- works for me! The ONLY negative thing is that I have to ride a gondola to get to that free dinner ...

... and the last time I did that, I was VERY frightened, very unexpectantly! I'll let you know how that goes.... I'm hoping to reward myself with a visit to this woman's studio. She's a knitter, but she's also a
silversmith/jeweler
and I've admired that and her photography for a long time!

Last night, once again, I made it down to the water just in time to see this tugboat hauling a barge off into the sunset...


And this morning I was back there again (What can I say? It's one of my favorite spots on the planet!) and watched this one...


This was interesting because there was no wind but there must have been a current, or the outgoing tide was a problem or something, because that small tugboat had actually just 'helped' the barge make a turn, and was coming back in to the harbour when I arrived.

This afternoon at Knit'n'Cafe I finally got to meet and spend some time with another Board member from Blankets for Canada. I've been on the national board for 2 years now and we do all our 'business' online, but Rosemarie moved not long ago from Alberta to Port Alberni, so it was a real treat to meet her. And she's a lace knitter, too!


That's it from me.... I'm exhausted, and 5 a.m. is going to come 'way too soon. 'See you' on Monday or Tuesday some time!

3 comments:

Vicki said...

Hi! Ifollowed your link from the Liveaboards group, and had to comment. Were a family of 5 fulltime Rvers (for 10 yrs) and are wanting to get a boat to live aboard part of the year, starting in Lake Powell, UT. I also just recently started round loom knitting and have fast become addicted. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog and will be stopping by often! You will most likely be a treasure trove of information for me! Have a good one! Vicki

Grace Yaskovic said...

Hope your trip with your girls was wonderful, I too am still fighting this bug
My girls are 27 and 31 !!

Dorothy said...

What a beautiful place to be! I hope you had a wonderful trip!