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Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Country Road Take Me Home

This is the view from my sister's deck in Port Coquitlam, British Columbia. This is the view I intend to be gazing upon in person in seven months' time, albeit with a bit more greenery. This photo was taken in late autumn last year so I am thinking in September it will be a bit more lush. This is my paradise away from paradise. 1400 acres of mountain wilderness, complete with its own creek with spawning salmon (in season), slough for summer swimming, waterfall and fauna galore. Both my Sis and her family and my Dad live on this property that is owned by the Greater Vancouver Regional District, and they are very lucky indeed.

There are often movies filmed here, such as the Twilight saga, Percy Jackson (my sister probably still has not washed her hand from meeting Pierce Brosnan on set) and bits of the Battlestar Galactica series.

I have to come up with around $3,000 to make this trip happen. Sometime over the next few days, I will outline my plan to do that. By putting it out there, I hope that it will make me accountable for this goal and might give you a few tips along the way on how to save up some dosh.


  1. If I squint my eyes I can just make out Jacob and Bella.

    Good luck on saving that $!

  2. Pretty!! I would love to visit Canada one day. :)

  3. I like PoCo. We used to live on Westwood Plateau before moving to the Okanagan.I do like my view better now,lol. I felt like in a fishbowl living on that damn hill.

    I just decided we are doing Disneyland/Vegas this September with my BFF's family so now I put a plan into action to make that happen.

    Good luck to both of us.

  4. Marilyn: The place where Bella rides her motorbike for the first time in New Moon, is on the boathouse road. The boathouse in the background: I have jumped off that dock many, many times--swimming in the slough.

    Thea: I can highly recommend Western Canada. The Rockies are magnificent. I hope you get to visit there one day.

    Bibi: We'll blog about our frugality and then about our holiday at the end of it--can't wait!

  5. That does indeed look lovely. The plane ride will be how long?

  6. DG: I think it will take me about 25 hours including a stopover in Hong Kong. Not so bad with just me. The hubby will be looking after the kids back here, so I don't have to tow them along after me!

  7. I cannot believe that your sister lives somewhere so beautiful! (I showed my husband the picture and he had the same reaction...) The cost is unbelievable too-I keep forgetting you're halfway round the world.

  8. Susan: Yes, we are very lucky to have this at our disposal. At least one person from my family has lived at the property for the last twenty years--first my mom and her partner, then my dad joined them (in a separate residence of course!) and then my Mom and her partner moved out and my sister and her husband moved in.

    The cost is extraordinary, I know. You see why trips back home have been few and far between?

    Thanks for reading and commenting!


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