Parksville, British Colombia.

I drove out with my brother Rob to visit our parents in Parksville on Vancouver Island.

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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.

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We made several trips to the dump.

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Rob and Yvonne booked 3 days at a lovely resort called Pacific Shores. The highlight is a huge salt water fish tank.

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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.

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Pete and Millie B

This is the hub of a new “Waterfront Walkway” – a shoreline boardwalk.

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Career gymnastics coach who loves the outdoors, and the internet.

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