Hi Big Bro Malc, Nice to hear from you. The board in my avitar pic is the welcome sign to Malcolm Island, a most beautiful place. It is up the coast from us on Vancouver Island. I, our Daughter, Son in law and granddaughter did a road trip up Island and ferried over to Malcolm Island and others. It is predominately a First Nations Island but there wa a real heart wrenching thing on it. A huge brick house (empty and derilict now) from the early 1800 which was a residential school for native children, a horrible place with a history of cruelty and abuse by the priests etc, I stood looking at it and realized just how lucky we all were at Fairfield.
To brighter things, I leave on the 6th, little Cesna from our town at 10am to Vancouver, quick bus ride from one terminal to the big one, leave there 4.30pm, (time to snooze), then 9.5 hrs (another snooze) to Manchester, arriving 9.30am your time where niece Tracy will pick me up (I hope). I'm staying at my younger sisters in Nantwich.
I'll leave there on the 18th by train to Harrogate and will once again revel in seeing everyone again. I'm staying at the Arden house B&B along with Dee, Alan and Pam and was to be Terry, So sad he cant make it.
Take Care Malc, see you soon