Maple Ridge

…but mostly Whonnock and Steelhead. We stayed at Casa de Smith on lovely Blue Mountain, where we got to step over bear poop on forest walks almost every day. We also got to spend some time with nieces Jasmine and Linnea, and lots of that time was spent outside. We picked enough huckleberries to make 2.5 jars of jam!

This old stump got an ‘upgrade’ to be a face, which Graham and niece Linnea had fun imitating.

We also had some great meals and chats with Graham’s parents, and also some meals with his siblings. It was really homey and fun, a slower pace in the quiet of the forest.

Dinner with Tom and Bernie, Graham made risotto and Tom and Bernie has a bottle of wine they made. Note the Swedish chocolate bars we had for dessert.