Island Ho

24 07 2009

Sorry I wrote this on the plane and couldn’t get online to verify where I had left off so there is a a little overlap here and there.

I dove down to Seattle and picked Casey up.  Casey in the carThe drive back was way better than the way down, having company in the car makes the drive significantly more pleasant.  We Got to the border crossing and I was a little worried about it, just because Casey is American and they can be a little weird at border crossings about things.  But driving across is a lot more mellow than flying, the guy just asked a few questions and off we went.  Although, it was kinda funny that I had no cell reception on my mom’s cell until I reached the border, and then the phone was ringing off the damn hook.  Dude looked a little cranky about it and told me no phones, I was like sorry we’re late and I had no cell reception so my sister is trying to get a hold of me.

We drove into town, stopped by the liquor store and supermarket to grab some stuff for the BBQ and as soon as we got to the house we were practically attacked by a very excited Dee and Becky.  They were super stoked to finally get to meet Casey, it was cool to finally get to introduce him to some of my people.  I always forget how Read the rest of this entry »

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Smithers, Not so Bad Actually

11 07 2009

250px-SmithersBC1989<— 1989 (I remember this)

So I thought I’d hammer out a quick post before bed.  (quick pre note.. all the links in here are different, even though they might be on some of the same words)

I’ve been up in Smithers (the town I grew up in) for a few days now, and to be honest I was kinda dreading it.  I was coming to see my mom because I haven’t seen her in2-3 years. SmithersBC_Map_sm I kinda hold a grudge against my home town (Smithers BC) and everyone from it because there was just so much suck here for me.  And even though it’s been years and years… meh.

Well I guess enough time has passed.  I have to admit (and my opinion might be slightly tainted by the really nice weather we’ve been having) that Smithers is a very beautiful place.  I really must remember to take my camera out and take some photos… hmm Tomorrow.  And a lot of the folks here are really nice.  But honestly it’s mostly my mom’s generation and friends that I like.  My mom cooked up a feast, and I only had one friend (Emily, thanks for coming was great seeing you!) and the rest were some friends of my mom’s.   Which is cool in itself. I really like Janice, and Darren and Tanya are really awesome to my mom, it’s great to know she has such nice friends.

I also went to Mountain Eagle books and Saw my ‘other sister Erica’ s Mom Janet,and while running I stopped by my Aunty Sandy’s new place for a quick chat.  And even funnier, I ran into my grade 5 teacher who recognized me through the Read the rest of this entry »