Best Western Cowichan Valley Inn
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Today we headed for the regional centre, Duncan. We began with a visit to the British Columbia Forest Discovery Centre, a really interesting place with some static displays and some old logging buildings set out with artifacts and furniture from the era of the early loggers in the area. A miniature train wound its way through the forest and the grounds of the centre so we could travel part way by rail and then walk back at our leisure via ...
... a Japanese sushi bar. I ordered a combo, something with beef teriyaki which was pretty good. But we had to eat with sticks so my hand was a bit cramped afterwards. I figured it's just not really my thing, a sushi bar. I did like the deep-fried veggies though!
And then back at their house we watched a movie called The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
On Friday Mary had to work, but no worries, we could sit in their jacuzzi. It was ...
... to 14:30 which is short and the days fly by. They always start with the Canadian anthem where everybody stands up and sings along.
They do the following things almost everyday: (journal)writing, drawing, spelling, sharings, PE, math, reading (buddy reading, silent reading etc.), art and they listen to Mrs Clarke's reading. They have carpet time, when they sit down in a semi circle and for example a few kids can share ...
"Things have changed" she laments. And so they have! Unless possibly travelling first class or business class, the 'romance and elegance' of international travel is a thing of the past. Economy class can be likened to 'herding cattle'! Tight, cramped seating, totally disinterested airline staff, mediocre food in and on plastic ware and toilets so basic you are grateful for toilet paper! ...
... and all the lovely old shops plus it was getting late that we caught the bus back to Argyle St and had a drink with Darryl.
He is such a lovely chap a bit lonely only him and Lucy his German Pointer (what ever). We just put our feet up with a glass of iced mineral water and let him talk. A world traveller, had a variety of businesses, retired in his early 50's had luekemia and chemo and has been cancer free for 5 years.