We just finished a great three weeks in BC visiting friends and family, catching up on admin (home school HQ visit, dental readiness inspections and maintenance, etc) and actually relaxing. We based ourselves at my sister's and her family's house in Victoria where the like-aged cousins could play non-stop.
After about a week in Victoria we headed up to my parent's farm near Salmon Arm for some fun in the snow. Our little Mexicano, Benjamin, had never of course seen snow before so it was bit bewildering for him.
I also had a chance to visit my old squadron, 443 (Maritime Helicopter), and check out the massive new hangar that was just a specification in development when I was there. The areas where we made mistakes in the development were pointed out to me ...
|Victoria presenting to her cousin's grade five class.|
|The Shaw/McDonald Slingshot Cousin Team. They were briefed that swans were not be targeted.|
|Time for hikes on the beach|
|Liz being a good sport as we trek to go tobogganing on the other side of the valley.|
|Liz and Benjamin at the bottom of the toboggan run|
|Hang on Benjamin !|
|More sunsets in paradise (the chilled edition)|
|Tractor driving ! A road to be plowed.|
|From the top of the toboggan hill.|
|The new hangar at 443 (MH). (DCC photo)|