We have spent the past three weeks on Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. We took the ferry over form Port Angeles, Washington and it was quite an adventure driving the RV with the Jeep behind it on and off the ferry.
We were on the island to visit with our friends, Tom and Diane Murphy and their dog Pepper. We spend the winters with them down in Arizona and we parked the RV near their home in the small town of Cowichan Bay, for the first and third week of our stay. We enjoyed visiting with them and had great meals at their home and one evening at the local seafood place down on the water. Josie and Diane would go out exploring in their new Smart Car while Tom and I would play golf. On one of those days Josie had her hair cut short again, and donated it to "Children With Hair Loss"
We all visited the town of Chemainus which is known for its murals. We also toured the town of Duncan which is famous for its totem poles. Duncan also has the worlds largest hockey stick attached to the front of their Hockey Arena. We shopped at the Duncan Market and one evening we attended an outdoor concert in the town square.
We started the third week of our stay with a happy hour at the Murphy's house, where we met their friends, Cliff and Joanne and Linda and Gord. August third was Tom and Diane's 39th anniversary and we shared a great meal with them at a scenic restaurant on the water in Mill Bay. Cliff and Joanne invited us to their home on Cowichan Lake one evening and we enjoyed a great dinner and an unusual sunset due to forest fires farther up the island.
We visited the BC Forest Museum and rode the old logging train and took in the exhibits about the history of logging in the area. On our final day on the island the ladies attended a matinee performance of the musical "Grease" while Tom and I played golf. Later that evening we had dinner at the Cowichan Bay Hotel on the waterfront.