Catch up

It’s been about 3 weeks since I’ve made a post! Life comes first 🙂

Last year my sisters and I went to Italy and stayed with our 2nd cousin Piero and his girlfriend Sabrina, and our great aunt Wera. Piero and Sab came to Campbell River earlier this month and I went home to be apart of their stay! It was so fun!!

Piero has been to Canada in the past ( I think 4 times ) but until this visit it had been 20 years since. It was really cool because it has only been a year and 4 months since we stayed with them in Italy so we still knew them from that visit and had stuff to catch up on!

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A shot of some of us at Elk Falls. We showed them a rain forest good time. We also got to show them the true West Coast and made a camping trip to Tofino, B.C. 3 + ish hour drive from hometown Campbell River.

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South Beach Tofino. Amazing bay!

We spent 2 nights at a camp ground. We toured the beaches, whale watched, had ocean front lunch, flew a kite, sampled crafty beers at Tofino Brewery and a camped right near the beach.

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Glad we got to show them such a scenic place. We also had a great time back home. We had some casual days visiting the farmers market and playing dice at home.

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We also got treated to true Italian carbonara which is a pasta sauce of bacon, egg whites, cheese and seasoning. Followed with a tiramisu….  So yummy!

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So much fun and so happy it all worked out to see them again! Rob arrived on the Friday around 2:30, I had already been visitng for almost 2 weeks so we didn’t stay long afterwards. Had a great pizza dinner with the family and then made the long 17 hour drive back to our place! Luckily he still had 6 days off and we got to hang out and relax at home together.

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Got to see a couple elk while passing through Banf, AB. Once home, we enjoyed some down time and some of our favorite beer – Alley Kat Aprikat. We are planning to visit the brewery which is the oldest in Edmonton.

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We wiped my old phone clear and loaded it with music for me to use as an ipod in my car. Just between The Rolling Stones and Creedence Clearwater Revival I have 11 hours of songs….so pumped!!! And that’s 2 of the many new artists. We also had a visit with our friend and his daughter. She is so smart and cute!

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Rob left back to camp this morning and I’ve been tidying and hanging out. My mom arrives for a week on Wednesday so I’m excited and getting ready for that. We set up our new futon – thanks to Carol and Ken who gifted it to us! So now we have a guest bed. We got a bedding set and the 2nd bedroom/computer room is fully ready to go! Only a few days until my guest arrives.

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