I drove out with my brother Rob to visit our parents in Parksville on Vancouver Island.
Mom and Dad are mid-70s, doing great and enjoying the new scenery on the Liquid Sunshine Coast. They recently relocated from the Kootenays in central BC.
Rob set up the “guest room” in the garage.
We made several trips to the dump.
Rob and Yvonne booked 3 days at a lovely resort called Pacific Shores. The highlight is a huge salt water fish tank.
Parksville is still a quaint, undeveloped seaside town of barbershops and thrift stores. Starbucks opened recently but it’s empty. Pensioners don’t cotton to yuppie over-priced coffee chains.
Rob & Yvonne will eventually move out to the coast too. Rob’s doing about C$8000 of renovations to the house this summer, squeezed between fishing & golf days.
Alexander, a neighbour, has the most fantastic rose garden.
This is the hub of a new “Waterfront Walkway” – a shoreline boardwalk.