Moments – Campbell River, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Flowers I am by no means an expert on flowers. I have no idea what most of these beauties are called – except for the thistles, hydrangeas and pink dogwood tree – that really isn’t a flower – but flowers! Deer These gentle animals wander around into yards, along the side of streets, everywhere… as…

Snowboarding – Mount Washington Alpine Resort, Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Mount Washington Alpine Ski Resort Mount Washington, located on the eastern edge of the Vancouver Island Ranges, is home to Mount Washington Alpine Ski Resort. Michael and I went for an afternoon visit. Michael, a seasoned snowboard and myself a very avid beginner, hit the slopes for an afternoon of fun! I spent my time…

Campbell River, Vancouver Island – Welcomed by Coastal Mountains and Wood Carved Statues!

We made our from Courtenay to Campbell River and were welcomed by the breathtaking beauty of coastal mountains located across the Georgia Strait and on the mainland as well as creative talent of the many wood carved statues throughout the town! S, xo Coastal mountains pictures! Some of the AMAZING wood carvings!

Final Thoughts – Courtenay, Vancouver Island – Volunteering at Vancouver Island Musicfest – FESTIVAL FEET!

Volunteering at Vancouver Island Musicfest had its perks – free access into the festival to watch all the acts. Well, as long as you aren’t volunteering at the time, but you can hear the music if you’re not too absorbed/busy in your volunteering job. Another perk is free camping on site and if your volunteer position…

Courtenay, Vancouver Island – Volunteering at Vancouver Island Musicfest – Day 7 – Last Day – Closing Down The Festival

While I was busy volunteering during two of the three evening performances as Michael enjoyed the concerts, it was now Michael’s turn to volunteer and tear down the electrical while I walked into town to blog!  I enjoyed some food – mainly a deep fried chocolate wrap!  When I returned the volunteer camp ground was…

Courtenay, Vancouver Island – Volunteering at Vancouver Island Musicfest – Day 6 – Part I

This day was two parts – a day of eating and drinking, an evening of volunteering. The day was a day of food truck pulled pork tacos: Time in the beer tent watching some music on the main stage! More food – frozen mango on a stick and a pulled pork burger: Michael with his…

Courtenay, Vancouver Island – Vancouver Island Musicfest – Day 5 – Part V – The Music – Ry Cooder

I was backstage, volunteering during this performance.  I snuck out and was able to take a few pictures and get a wee bit of video. I was familiar with Ry Cooder’s name.  I wasn’t sure what music of his I was familiar with until I read his write up in the Musicfest program.  He was…

Courtenay, Vancouver Island – Vancouver Island Musicfest – Day 5 – Part IV – The Music – Slide Guitar Styles and History

  This was a must see!!  In a barn at that!! There was a line-up….. Lester Quitzau, Chuck Campbell, Rob Ickes & Trey Hensley, The Bros, Landreth ad Dave Kelly blew away the crowd with their skilled guitar techniques and vocals!!!  Be prepared for awesomeness!!!! S, xo