A Mother’s Day Trip to Sechelt, British Columbia in Canada

BC Ferry
View from BC Ferry front seat

Mama D and I (dd) went to Sechelt, British Columbia to celebrate my birthday and Mother’s Day with Dami’s mother and sister. We stayed at Above the Inlet B&B with Patricia and Peter and they were among the best hosts we’ve ever had! We stayed in their Leopard Suite and it was just perfect to host our Mother’s Day buffet lunch.

Gibsons Rock Garden
Rock garden in Gibson seen from the Malaspina Coach bus

Getting to Sechelt was easy but there were many legs to the trip. I flew with Air Canada from Moncton to Montreal, QC,  then Mama D and I flew to Vancouver BC. In order to be seated together we had to pay for Preferential seats and for 60$ plus tax, they didn’t offer that much more room than the other seats but at least we were together. We stayed overnight at the Holiday Inn Express Riverport and we enjoyed our short stay. Our mini fridge didn’t have a freezer but they gladly put our stuff in their staff freezer. Before checking out the next morning, we had time to walk around the block and relax before the next leg of the trip.

Above the Inlet View
The entry way to Above The Inlet Office

Back at the Vancouver Airport, we took the Malaspina Coach to Sechelt in the 15 seat Van and chatted with some very nice ladies who were visiting for a memorial but they said the 90 year old deceased had died doing what he liked most which was curling: he fell on the ice and died instantly. They were having  a celebration of life in Gibsons, BC. I’d say that’s the way to go, doing what you like without pain and suffering. This leg of the trip included a ferry ride from Horseshoe Bay to Langdale. Peter from Above The Inlet was there to greet us at the bus depot and drove us to the house in his old truck. I thought it was smart to drive such an old pick-up since cars are such money pits.

Mother's Day gifts
Our Mother’s Day and Birthday afternoon at Above The Inlet Leopard Suite.

The next day after our grocery at Clayton’s, we met Mama J and my jaw dropped when I saw her wearing pants! She was wearing pants! I had never seen her in pants and I thought she looked so much younger and thinner. Just like Stacey and Clinton from the Show What Not to Wear, I just wanted to shout “Shut The front Door!” Mini SM and her mother were looking good as well. The boys were boys and one was hiding while the other one was forced to come and say hello to the old boring ladies in the living room… They sure were glad they weren’t invited to the buffet!!

Mother's Day Buffet in Sechelt
Our Famous Buffet!

 

The Mamas in Sechelt
Mama J (Dami’s mama), dd, Mama D (dd’s mama). Photo taken by mini SM!

Our mother’s day buffet was a success. Mama D and I enjoyed setting the table and making the salads and sandwiches for our 3 generation guests: Mama J, SM and mini SM 🙂 . For dessert we had some mini squares and sparklers. It was nice to see Mama D and Mama J together. That day was also my birthday and Mama J’s friend, the taxi driver. He was turning 80 and said he wish he was my age; I felt sorry I made him feel old but then he made me feel young. My goal is to reach 84: 40 more years to go; I can’t believe I’m already middle aged!

Sechelt Rockwood park
Beautiful Rockwood Gardens in Sechelt, BC.

Mama J took us to the Sechelt Market on Saturday with mini SM and her friend. We went up to Rockwood gardens and sat at a picnic table for a snack while mini SM and her friend played with the knitted mini mice. The rhododendrons were so beautiful and we were glad we had seen it. Mama J told us it was there that Grannie KB had her honeymoon many many years ago.

Free hotdogs in Sechelt
Mama J chose the tofu dog version: she has to stay healthy and in shape for that mini SM!

While going down to the beach after the market, there were some free hot dogs given by The Lions sponsored by Credit Union. There was no earthquake but it was while on this holiday that BM had a stroke and it shook the entire family from New Brunswick to The Northwest territories to Los Angeles. SM left with us on the ferry the next day to go visit him at the Chilliwack Hospital and we were off to Victoria.

We will cherish the memories forever. Hugs and goodbyes. A Hui Hou. Take care B…

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