Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Lucky in Georgetown

Posted by Scot

Saying we are lucky to be able to take a trip like this doesn't really recognize everything it takes to make this happen.  There was a pretty considerable amount of hard work, planning, foresight, and organization that also helped get us here.  But when you get right down to it, the simple fact that we are Canadian, and enjoy the quality of life and opportunities that we do, means we have won life's lottery.  One of the huge benefits of travel is just how clear that fact becomes.  It has been a great learning point for the kids, too.

This week, that point was driven home even further, since we were extremely lucky to have some wonderful guests join us here in Georgetown.  My parents made the trek from the far West Coast to come and see what life is like out here.

They made it!

Even though the weather hasn't been the most cooperative, and the logisitics of meeting up were a bit tricky, we had an amazing visit with them.  Dodging some high winds and showers, as more November weather works it way through, we have managed to explore Georgetown and some of the local beaches.  We didn't get sailing, but used Monashee as a swim and snorkel platform to check out the area, and were even treated to two special visits by dolphins.  We also had a "Christmas in November" party (again organized by Katie).

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Drinks in the cockpit.

Hanging out on the trampoline.

Grandma and Grandpa are here!  Yay!

Snorkelling the blue hole on Stocking Island.

Diving deep to check out the fish in the blue hole.

Drinks at the Chat n' Chill.

Walking with Grandma on the beach.

Christmas party planning meeting.

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We all got special Christmas masks at the Christmas party.  And Katie wore her Halloween costume just for fun.

Christopher showing off the new game he got for Christmas.  In November.
Watching them pull away from Monashee on Elvis Water Taxi last night was one of the saddest moments I have had on the boat.  We already can't wait to see them again, and we hope it won't be too long.

Elvis has left the building.  And he took Grandma and Grandpa with him.

But lucky?  There is no denying it.  In the parent (and grandparent) lottery, our family came out on top.

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