Friday was a day of driving. We left Missoula around 10 am and set forth on our 8 hours drive across 2 and a bit states.
Not much to say except to describe the different landscapes and weather patterns we encountered. We left the foothills of Montana and crossed the mountain pass into Idaho and washington state.
We travelled through Idaho after about 40 minutes passing through Coeur d’Alene before crossing into Washington state and stopping in Spokane for some lunch (we had breakfast) at a quaint local place called the Kalico Kitchen. (Which was a finalist in the Best
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We finally got out of town last night around rush hour. It would have been sooner, but we had some last minute stops — like buying $600 worth of booze for the wedding.
We got to Golden around 8:30, and met up with my bridesmaid Sabrina at Timmy’s. We decided to try to find one of the campsites in our ‘Camp Free in BC’ book. The only snag we hit was one measly closed off road, but we found a way around it and found ourselves a beautiful, perfect little site right next to Waitabit Creek. We cooked up some
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We spent Christmas morning the way many do — opening ‘stocking’ presents in our pajamas, and eating chocolate and mandarin oranges. We had ‘sticky buns’ (cinnamon buns to me) for breakfast, then opened our ‘non-santa’ presents. For lunch, I made my first attempt at Wife Saver. It’s a pretty great recipe, if you’ve never tried it — basically a french toast/fritatta casserole thingy. And super-tasty. Look it up if you are unfamiliar!
For Christmas Dinner, we went back over to The Lucas’s — The same family that hosted the gingerbread extravaganza on Christmas Eve (it should be noted that this
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We finally got to Brian’s Mom’s place in White Rock on Wednesday night around 11pm. After settling in and a small amount of visiting, we got to bed around midnight — Somehow exhausted after our day of doing nothing but sitting around in the airport.
On Thursday, we did some laundry, visited with an aunt and uncle who stopped by, and did some last minute Christmas shopping.
We also visited the ocean — twice. First in the daylight, when the sky was ominous and gray, and the waves were thrashy. Then we came back after dark, when we could only
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As we fell asleep in the old mansion in Fredericton, the rain started. We could hear it pitter-pattering on the roof and the windows, and church bells in the distance. We slept long and deep. In the morning, we had breakfast in the parlour, and chit-chatted with other visitors — a man and a woman on separate business trips, a young Torontonian who was checking out the University hoping to attend in the fall, and a physics professor in his 60’s who was in town for a math conference.
After breakfast, we packed up and headed out into
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