Laurie’s Place

A few weeks back we enjoyed a dinner party at Laurie’s place. Laurie lives in downtown Vancouver and played host to a wonderful evening with members of her family and a couple of work colleagues. It was great for Jen and the boys to meet some of the people work with and their respective partners.

Laurie kindly hooked up the dvd for the boys and they enjoyed watching Johnny English upstairs before coming downstairs to join us. Somehow they got their hands on an atlas (a favourite pastime) and started chatting with Jacqui about their desired travel destinations in Canada & the USA.

Dinner Party (Host and work colleague Laurie in Red!)

Dinner Party (Host and work colleague Laurie in Red!)

One of the guests, Judith, an Australian, was a former Cloverdale employee. She worked with Laurie and my exchange counterpart Stephanie for many years before deciding to go on an adventure of her own. She sailed away with husband, Rick, on a voyage of months around North America.

Starting from the Great Lakes (Lake Ontario) they sailed through the St Lawrence seaway down the Atlantic Coast taking in the West Indies. Then through the Panama Canal they sailed up the Pacific Coast as far as Seattle, where Judith now resides. Rick invited us to pop in while passing through Seattle to show us the sites. With Seattle so close (across the border in neighbouring Washington state) we’d like to take up that offer as soon as possible.

beginning of snow season - the drive home!

beginning of snow season - the drive home!

The evening was also notable as it marked the beginning of “snow season”. We emerged from the house to find the street blanketed in snow. Geoff, partner of Yolanda, Laurie’s daughter, initiated a snow fight attempting to scrape together small snow balls. Ensuing weeks have seen Vancouver’s heaviest snow falls in 40 years.

The day after - view from back porch

The day after - view from back porch

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