This was the view of our neighbour's place on Boxing Day...rather serene, but the mountain backdrop seems to be missing!
We had some friends over on Saturday night...and had a fun time playing Apples to Apples. I left the Christmas baking in the freezer and tried out a new recipe that I found over at In a Garden a few weeks back. Cranberry Bliss Bars are a Starbucks holiday favorite......and I posted my version of their recipe on the MGCC on-line cookbook, if you are interested.
Just for fun...I'll stick in the same view on a typical spring morning. That's the picture I see first thing when I roll over in the morning...a changing landscape with each season.
I went for a few snow walks over the last few days...
...and found a few critters down the road that were feeling snowbound...and came to the fence to socialize a little.
By yesterday the thermometer showed 5 degrees Celsius...and all main roads were bare and wet. We had a wedding reception in the big city in the afternoon...and thought it would be 'smooth sailing'. Mapquest told us we would arrive at the designated place in 1 hour 28 minutes...but we left three hours before the event was to begin. That would give us plenty of time to make a few stops...and a have quick bite to eat. Not fifteen minutes from home...we met a roadblock!
For over an hour we enjoyed the views from the Trans Canada Highway...
...views that we usually sail by! We listened to 'praise' music...though we never felt much like praising...and we wondered where all those other people were going on a Sunday afternoon...and hoping they never had flights to catch.
We watched snow plows...and we watched our watches...and we knew we would not have time for lunch! A semi truck accident on the Vedder Canal bridge had shut the freeway down for several hours on Saturday...a truck had gone through the railings and into the river below. Yesterday one lane was open to traffic...but that was not quite sufficient! Eventually we got past the bridge and arrived at our destination just as the event was about to begin...in just under three hours. Here's a reminder for the future...one can never leave too soon to arrive in Vancouver at the appointed hour...there are a few bridges to cross!
The holidays are a great time to get together with friends...and play games...and finish up all those holiday goodies you have on hand.
It's Monday...still the holidays...so get out there and enjoy the week!