For the past several days hubby and I have been roosted in Vancouver, British Columbia. It's a beautiful city just 4 hours north of our home in Washington State. So when Terry has work here I gladly tag along. From the warmth of our downtown, 20th floor room we look out upon a city alive & aglitter.
I've never been to Vancouver at Christmas-time. What wonderful ambiance accompanies my usual touristy excursions this trip! I've logged plenty of miles as I walk up hill & down; below ground, too. The Malls here are neatly tucked away beneath the bustle of city life. And I do mean bustle!
We head home later today, just in time to pack for Hawaii. We leave the Pacific Northwest's chill at dawn's break on Saturday morning, exchanging it for the warmth of Maui's sun-baked shores.
The reason for our tropical getaway is for a week-long celebration of our daughter's wedding to her long-time love. Molly & Tom will marry on 12/12/12 - her birthday (42), and her daughter Rylie's birthday (16). How cool is that?!! Better still, we get two new granddaughters in the bargain: Megan (11) and Ava (7).
I will be paying you a visit shortly. In the meantime, just know that I treasure the cyber-friendship here ... friendship that's as real as any I know.
Love to all!