Friday, June 19, 2015

Fantastic Accomodations.....

 A glimpse at the accommodations....
Back to the very first hotel we stayed at last year.
Perfect location, 15 minute walk along the seawall into town.
Home away from home... so beautiful and such a relaxing location.
Not much to look at on the outside but the room and the view were amazing!

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

More Azores Collages

Our first visit to the island of Terceria was great! Lots of new places to explore and new foods to try!

Back from Vacation

We had an amazing and very relaxing vacation in the Azores.  The weather was perfect!  We visited some new places this time and went back to a couple of places that we really enjoyed last year. 
Just a couple of collages to start with... still sorting photos out. I'll post some more collages as I get the photos sorted :)

Started in Povoçao for three days of unwind before going to the Island of Terceria

One of our favorite little places on São Miguel island

Favorite place on the island of Terceria - Praia Do Vitoria

Friday, May 22, 2015

It's Been Awhile!

No idea where the time has gone... so sorry that I have been MIA. Here's a quick photo recap of the past few weeks!

 MLS season has started.... Go Whitecaps Go!
A weekend trip to Sun Peaks with Da Bitches!
Dinner with the "German Crew"
Fun night out with Diane

Weekend in La Conner WA  with Ann to just relax!
 Weekend in Kelowna to celebrate Erica's graduation!
Lunch with mum and dad for Norbert's birthday
Packed and ready to go..... leaving on a jet plane today... headed out on vacation!

Sunday, March 15, 2015

A wonderful visit

We really enjoyed having Ingrid visit us for two weeks.  We started out slowly due to her being under the weather but after that, we hit the ground running and were busy!  Lots of fun, family and friends! So blessed that the weather was amazing for the entire 2 weeks.... winter? what winter?  we have had a very early start to spring!

Catching some rays.....

Folks playing  Beach Volley Ball on Feb. 27th in the sun, no shoes, in shorts.... it was spectacular!

Next up.... Easter on Vancouver Island with mum and dad (April)

Friday, February 20, 2015

Walk, Work, Fun!

Last Sunday Diane and I walked up the Coquitlam Crunch, 2.2 kilometers UP and then 2.2 kilometers Down... that was the easy part!  It was a stunning day, lots of folks out and about enjoying the sunshine, we even saw a few hummingbirds!  

The first part of the crunch takes you up 437 steps, that's equal to 41 flights of stairs, then you follow the trail up the rest of the way.  The views are absolutely amazing too!

I synced my FitBit (pedometre) on Monday and earned another lifetime badge!  I have walked the entire length of Italy! 736 miles....
Ingrid arrives from Germany this week, so excited! some busy days ahead, but it's all good!

All is well at the Papke-Wood house, busy at work, busy with social stuff, I am busy working with the VWMS on it's annual fundraising event, going to concerts and generally watching winter whiz by! and thank goodness we've had such a mild winter here on the west coast.  I feel for the east coast... all that snow and freezing rain.... icky!

Sunday, February 08, 2015

A few Avigilon party photos

January 30th, 2015 the annual Avigilon party at the Commodore. 

We had a great evening! the theme this year was amazing - "Avigilon in Wonderland" a take on Alice in Wonderland. 

The decorations, music, entertainment and character players were all amazing!