Can you say FANTASTIC!
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|8:30 am - Sunday morning - meeting Lucky - on his new Harley - near our home on 16th Avenue in South Langley.|
Why a Vancouver Island trip? Well, late Friday evening I received an email from Diane stating that our good friend Hector, Diane's husband, was celebrating a special birthday on Sunday. Diane's email stated it would be nice if we were there to help celebrate.Well, one telephone call to Lucky (Trena) and it was instantly decided that Sunday's motorcycle plans would indeed change to include a nice ride to the Tsawwassen Ferries terminal, a great 2 hour boat ride to Duke Point Ferries terminal in Nanaimo, a nice 40 minute motorcycle ride to Hector and Diane's home in Lantzville for the BIG surprise birthday visit and party.
|Beautiful lighthouse near the entrance to the Duke Point Ferries terminal dock in Nanaimo, Vancouver Island.|
|On the ferries ship readying for the two hour cruise to Vancouver Island.|
|12:50 pm - Arriving at Hector and Diane's home in Lantzville.|
|1:15 pm - Was Hector (left) surprised by our presence? YOU BET!!! He wondered who was signing the 'Happy Birthday" song from behind his Travel Supreme motor-home.|
|The guys are sharing tales of late....while the girls were on the other side sharing their stories too.|
|Hector and good fishing buddy Ross...trading barbs (and likely a few fish tales too!).|
|Ron, a friend for Diane's and Hectors' - getting a good helping of salad from Terry.|
|A meal fit for royalty! Hmmmm, hmmmmm, goood!|
Then the cerebral clock ticked that it was nearing the time to suit up to catch the Coastal Renaissance ferry, from Departure Bay, Nanaimo, to Horseshoe Bay on the mainland in West Vancouver.
|What a setting! It almost seems like a dream. Were we really there?|
|Awesome birthday cake!|
|Golf and fishing? That sums up Hector's two primary summer activities!|
|With special friend - and hockey aficionado - Ron....a worldly, well traveled 82 year old.|
|Diane (Hector) and Karen (Ross) ....were busy looking after us. Thanks!|
|While we ate cake, Hector read cards.|
|Hector, Lucky and Jeanette....as we prepare to leave.|
|Approaching the Departure Bay ferries terminal.|
|Final approach to Horseshoe Bay ferries terminal on the mainland.|
I wonder if Hector believes we were actually present for his special day? Either way, this is one example of our belief that life is meant to be lived....and we did live Sunday in a great way. We rode, we sailed, we joined great friend for laughs, shared a meal, we celebrated, we rode again and home we were.
It was an AWESOME 15 HOUR DAY! YEAH!!!!!
To Diane - Hector's wife - you deserve a BIG Thank You for organizing such a perfect day. We were thrilled to be a part of a wonderful day.
Thanks for dropping by.