Going South

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We are ready to go. We are pointed in the right direction. In the morning we will start out on our journey to the desert. While we won’t really miss the winter we will miss our grandchildren, but adventure calls to us. We anticipate the quiet open spaces and many wonderful hikes. We’ll be back… Read more »

White Christmas

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A white Christmas, what a treat! We had the usual feast with family, a little tree from our acreage, stockings stuffed with little gifts and the laughter and gleeful shouts of small children. What could be better!

It is Officially Winter

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We know that under all this white is green, we aren’t used to this, two nights ago it was -16 on my doorstep. Eric Boulton of Somerset Farm has been keeping statistics on Gabriola weather for over 40 years and says it hasn’t been this cold since the late 60s. The temperature has risen again… Read more »

Winter in Wonderland

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Though not a record it is unusual to have so much snow and for so long, but really it is kind of fun. An excuse to stay home (the kids love it) and sip tea by the fire, we still like to go out to shop. The Village Shopping Center was bustling with activity and… Read more »

A Night Out at the Roxy

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Although snow is on the ground, the highways department does an excellent job of clearing the roads so we had no trouble making the concert at the Roxy. This small 50 seat venue hosts many different events including plays, concerts, films and classic movies on the 14 foot LCD screen. The seats are red plush… Read more »