99 + 1

I was shocked to realize it's been almost a year a half since I posted.  It's been an active time for our family with ups and downs, trips and trauma, joy and sorrow.  But overall life is good and we recently spent a weekend on Salt Spring Island celebrating Reg's 100th birthday.  WOOT!

I have lost my photo mojo and my ability to tell if my pictures were in focus were severely hampered by the fact that I lost my glasses a couple of weeks before the big event.  I'm posting them anyway because I know there are many of you who would like to see how the festivities turned out.

VoilĂ ...

Black Sheep used bookstore on Salt Spring Island
Once again we stayed at the Beach House in Fulford Harbour this time with two extra guests. Next year there will be an additional little dumpling in Adam and Kayla's suite.

Young Men
Evan and Allie

Grandpa and Grandchildren Adam, Caroni, Evan, Nicole and Andrew
Youngs and honorary Youngs

Happy 99th Reg

On the March 4th weekend, the stars aligned and the offspring of Reginald Young (along with various partners and spouses) gathered together to honour Reg on his 99th Birthday.  Hope you enjoy these cell phone photos from our trip there and back, as well as some from the blessed event.

The Okanagan Youngs rose before the sun to beat the snow storm headed for the Coquihalla.

 It starts with Timmy's 

Heading down the hill towards Merritt.
 On top of the mountains.
 Into the Fraser Valley.

 Another Timmy's stop in Hope.

We  managed to reserve a spot on the Queen of Nanaimo, a non stop trip from Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Long Harbour (Salt Spring Island) that doesn't run on a regular basis. Our usual route is Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay then switch Ferries to Fulford Harbour, which can take 6 to 8 hours.  This direct trip was an hour and thirty five minutes.

 Our view from The Beach House overlooking Fulford Harbour (Hello Whootie!)

 Hot Tub!
 A heard of Young men (Grandpa was n…