Blogs from Williams Lake, British Columbia, Canada, North America


The trip today took us through all kinds of weather. We left camp and the temp was 65 and it continued to rise to around 70. Then we stopped for lunch and the heavens opened up bringing rain for the next 45 minutes. We had not seen rain in two days and we were beginning to think we were home free for sunshine. Once the rain stopped them temp had dropped down to 56. However, by the time we reached our campsite in Williams Lake the temp was back up to 70 and sunny. When we get up in the morning we really have no clue how to dress so it's awesome all we have to do is open our trailer doors and take off or add more layers. After a visit to Walmart and Subway ... read more

When Dianne retired as Principal in Chemainus in June 2007, we thought we were moving back to Victoria. Dianne took on a couple of part-time projects with her school district to ease into “retirement” and things started to settle down. Then she heard about the opportunity in China and things geared back up. As we approached the end of our three years in China, she learned of an opportunity to go to Williams Lake for a year. Since we had never been to Williams Lake, the Cariboo or the Chilcotin, it seemed like a good idea. And it was; we have really enjoyed our year here. Another year would have been fun but the contract was for a year so we started to think about packing up. Then other possibilities started to appear. An opportunity in ... read more
What's for breakfast?
Neighbours were a bit squirelly

It’s hard to get my brain around our Christmas activities since it is now June! Our first Canadian Christmas since 2007 was very exciting. We got to see all our children and grandchildren for a few days around Christmas itself and also to visit Dianne’s family in Alberta. We had driven to Mission to visit our daughter and her family then flew to Calgary to visit the Alberta relatives. We arrived back at close to midnight to discover they had freezing rain that evening. Hmmmm. The trunk was frozen shut as were the back and side doors. Luckily, I was able to get driver’s door open and we could climb in after pushing the suitcases into the back seat through the window. Good thing we travel light. Our suitcases for China wouldn’t have made it. Dianne’s ... read more
Snow Girl
The Mad Hatter
Ski Girl

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Williams Lake January 18th 2012

Okay, okay…. I haven’t been as faithful a blogger as I should have been. Maybe life in Canada seems tame compared to our activities in China. But actually lots has happened …. Another road trip Because I was going to be on Pender from Labour Day to Thanksgiving, we tried to hit as many places as we could while there was still a car in WL. Off to 150 Mile House. Not a very big place but home to Thyme for Tea, a great restaurant and gift shop. We were very popular and our credit card is still warm. There are many places on the way to WL that are named Something Mile House but I never knew where the starting point was. We finally learned that it was from Lillooet. Who’d have thought? Lillooet isn’t ... read more
New Principal
The Boss
Old schoolhouse

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Williams Lake September 25th 2011

Editor's note I have taken the liberty of copying the recipient list from WilsonsInChina to this new blog. If you don't want to receive notice of new entries, go back to the email and click "unsubscribe". If you have seen this before, sorry about that. Chalk it up to growing pains (mine, not yours) The next adventure begins Dianne “retired” in June 2006 but decided to keep her hand in by doing a few projects for her old school system. Then the opportunity to go to China was too much for her to resist. Went for two years, stayed for three and would probably have stayed for one more but the Chinese government has age related policies for “foreign experts”. There can be exceptions but we decided it would be better to be closer to our ... read more
Typical vista
Sacred Heart School
School grounds

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