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.