What? No Toaster?

Trip Start Sep 04, 2007
Trip End Sep 01, 2008

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Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Wednesday, August 13, 2008

G'Day All!

Well it's taken a couple days to recover from the wedding and it's also given Elsie and I some time to recover from the jet lag we were experiencing.  Although it feels like jet lag has blended in with party lag that we're not sure what we're lagging!  The pre-wedding party and the wedding itself were fantastic social events.  It gave us an opportunity to meet and socialize with relatives and old friends and meet new friends.  Sunday was very much a lazy, relaxing, sit back kind of day.  Much like those hot, summer days in Australia where you sit back and watch a test cricket match in an airconditioned setting with a nice cool glass of chardonnay.  Today, watching the Olympics on tv and relaxing on the deck were the order of the day. 

On Monday,  Elsie and I enjoyed a walk down to Welcome Beach to enjoy the beautiful view of the Straight of Georgia, the body of water that separates the BC Mainland and Vancouver Island.  On cruising days, large cruise ships could be seen going past on their way from the Port of Vancouver to Alaska. 
The gift opening on Monday evening at Jeremy's parents offered some tasty leftover food and wine from the wedding.  In addition, there was tasty left over dessert for all those with a sweet tooth.  Throughout the evening, it seemed that mostly everyone was functioning in second gear.  Or, maybe it was me functioning in second gear!  Regardless, it felt like I had my head in a cloud!  Oh well!  Maybe it was my aging body trying to call my brain and my brain wasn't answering!  Overall, the gift opening was a lot of fun and created an opportunity for us to meet and socialize with Jeremy's family.   Carla and Jeremy appeared somewhat disappointed as they didn't receive the traditional wedding gifts - toaster or can opener!  It seemed, their wedding gifts fell in the practical category.  How times have changed!  Wait till they open up our gift, the currency of Australia!  Now they're going to have to make a trip DownUnder to spend it!     

Take Care!  Cheers, Rick & Elsie!!
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