A diary of the projects, hurdles, rewards and family life at we recorded at Wise Acres, our former homestead in Horsefly, BC. (Careers and teenagers have forced us back into the city, at least for a little while.)

Friday, March 27, 2009

Back from the Big City

We're back! We had a lovely visit with Nanna...although somewhat short. We filled each day with trips to the Aquarium, Stanley Park, Ikea the beach at Deep Cove and a really cool wave pool. We also had a great dinner with Auntie Karen and family, recently returned from their trip to Australia.

We had a rather uneventful and quick trip down to Vancouver and a more eventful return trip home. Our first stop after saying our goodbyes to Nanna, was the Otter Co-op to pick up 600 kilos or so, of organic chick starter and some laying mash. It turns out that I really should have called first because they only had two 20 kilo bags of chick starter. Rats!! Will have to make other arrangements.

We headed up Highway 1, and things were quiet in the back seat as the girls were watching Beethoven and little M. passed out. We came around the corner at Spence's Bridge and G, spotted these grazing along the side of the road...

Check out the curly horns of the big guy in the middle...

It's amazing how much they looked like our Icelandic sheep...kind of crossed with a white-tailed deer.

Seeing those guys was definitely the highlight of the roadtrip....the $130 speeding ticket I got on the Horsefly Road? Definitely the 'lowlight'! Could have been worse...guess he could have given me a ticket for the speed I was actually doing :)

Looking forward to a good night's rest...you just can't beat your own bed.

1 comment:

  1. We've often seen the sheep at Spences Bridge. I always look for them ... they are often down in a field or up on the hillside.

    Ouch! Speeding tickets. We got one last year when we went over to visit my sister in Sechelt. There is a cop, notorious over there for slapping tickets on ... wouldn't you know, we crossed his path. A real belligerent, unreasonable sort ... treated you like you were a criminal. We just kept our mouths shut. That ended up to be one VERY expensive visit. D rarely speeds other than keeping up with the general flow of traffic.