West is Best!

By July 17, 2017Family
Lunch Island
Smashing Some Waves!
Cliff Walk @
Capilano Suspension Bridge
Hiking at Cliff Falls
Korean Ice Cream
Fun in the Sun
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Auntie Lisa and Uncle Jeff Visit Beautiful B.C.

On Sunday July 9th, 2017 my Auntie Lisa and Uncle Jeff drove out to visit us in Maple Ridge.  It was so nice to see family from Saskatchewan and to have them stay at our place for a few days.

After they got settled in we went for a little hike around the Cliff Falls in Kanaka Regional Park.  It’s a nice little trail with some amazing views.  My mom loves walking around that trail when she comes out to visit, so I assumed that Lisa and Jeff would like it too.

On Monday we went out on Stave Lake to try out the Sea-Doos.  Unfortunately, it was a bit chilly out that morning and the wind was creating a bit of chop on the lake so we were not out for very long.  Jeff must have liked his taste of the Sea-Doo life because he was messaging dealerships in Saskatchewan before we even got the trailer parked back in the garage.

On Monday afternoon we went to the Capilano River Hatchery and the Capilano Suspension Bridge.  Jeff and Lisa were both very interested in learning about the salmon spawn. Unfortunately, there weren’t many salmon jumping up the fish ladder that day but there were hundreds of fish in the holding tanks that we were able to see.  At the Suspension Bridge, we listened to a really entertaining tour guide who explained the history of the facility to us.

At the end of that long day, we went out for a fantastic Korean BBQ at Insadong in Coquitlam, followed by an amazing Korean Shaved Ice dessert at Snowy Village, also in Coquitlam.  It is so fun to cook your own meat right at the table and the different kimchi dishes are always fun to try.  I was super impressed that Lisa and Jeff ate the Spicy Tofu Soup…Jeff even had seconds!

On Tuesday, we went to Cultas Lake and stayed at the Delta Grove Provincial Campground.  It was an awesome place to stay and our campsite was a very short walk to the beach.  We sat at the beach for a few hours while the kids splashed about in the lake.  We saw two amazing aerial performances that afternoon.  First, a hawk was circling the water for a while and kept getting lower and lower.  The hawk suddenly dove right under the water and a few seconds later he emerged, albeit without a fish in his talons.  Secondly, there was a small airplane doing some acrobatic flying maneuvers over the lake.  It was some impressive flying and everyone was amazed that the pilot didn’t crash into the water.

We saw two amazing aerial performances that afternoon.  First, a hawk was circling the water for a while and kept getting lower and lower.  The hawk suddenly dove right under the water and a few seconds later he emerged, albeit without a fish in his talons.  Secondly, there was a small airplane doing some acrobatic flying maneuvers over the lake.  It was some impressive flying and everyone was amazed that the pilot didn’t crash into the water.

On Wednesday we woke up to an amazing bacon and egg breakfast and after we were done eating we packed up camp and headed back into Maple Ridge.  After a quick rest, we headed out to Rolley Lake Provincial Park to hike around the lake and to check out the waterfall.

That evening we were able to enjoy an amazing meal at Red Robin.  It was Lisa and Jeff’s first time trying out Red Robin since they do not have any locations east of Alberta.

Thursday morning was the end of our visit as Jeff and Lisa hit the road to go home.  We had a great visit and the munchkins, especially Kaya, really enjoyed connecting with that side of the family more.  It is amazing how many times over those few days that the kids said Lisa reminds them of their Grandma.

Anyways…Cheers, until we meet again!

Mike

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