Happy New Year and all that Jazz

I just wanted to take some and wish the readers Happy New Year. 2002 was a great year for me. Lots of excellent changes in my life. I hope 2002 was as good to you as it was to me.

Here is hoping that 2003 is even better.

An update on my holidays. The whirlwind tour of BC is over. Dec 24 Sue and I headed to Nanaimo for Xmas. It was great to be at mom’s relaxing and eating goodies. On Dec 27 we got up early (5 am) , and started our marathon trip to Nelson. Driving through horrendous conditions, we arrived sometime around 9 pm tired and weary, but in one piece.

While in Nelson we spent time with Sue’s family doing many cool activities (no pun intended). On the 28th we went to a lake just outside of town. I went tobogganing (sp?) while others went skating on the lake. Later a game of hockey got started. The whole time Yoshi ran around through the snow.

On the 29th I got to go snowboarding. This was my first time in interior powder. It was delicious. There must have been 30 cm of fluffyness covering a good base. The first couple runs were amazing, and after that the pow started to get tracked out. We had to head into the trees to find the good stuff. What an amazing day.

On the 30th, I went tobogganing again, but in town this time. Later in the day Sue, Sue’s mom, Yoshi, and I took a walk through the town Cemetary. Very neat. There was a large section of soldiers that had died near the end of WWI. After that walk, Sue and I then took a stroll through the town poking through some of the shops. Great fun!

Dec 31 saw us on our return trip. We left Nelson around 8 pm, and got to Tsawassen around 6:30 pm. The return trip was much better since the roads were in really good condition. We hit the buffet for dinner of course, then hit the hay around 10:30. We were woken up at 12:00 and heard the partiers in the ‘hood banging pots and pans, bringing in the new year in style.

Jan 1 was a much deserved rest day, and now I am back at work, attempting to resume a normal life.

That pretty much sums up the last week.