Hi, it’s been a while. Sorry! Been a bit busy. :)
Here are the last couple of months in a nutshell:
Went to Las Vegas in June for Damien’s birthday. It was so much fun! We went to see the filming of American Ninja Warrior. It was great to see but they film at night and we had been up since 5am and by 3am we had enough. We missed the night bus and ended up walking 6km from one end of the Strip (near the Luxor) to the other (the Stratosphere)! We did see the sunrise though! We saw a Cirque Du Soleil show Ka at the MGM. It was awesome! We celebrated Damien’s birthday with a helicopter ride over the Strip and the rides on top of the Stratosphere. Ate at the Wynn buffet and also in the Eiffel tower. It was such a good trip away!
Mum came for 3 weeks at the end of August. It was great to have her here again. We went to lots of nice restaurants, Whistler, White Rock, the Vancouver Aquarium and also just chilled out a bit at home. She appreciated it as she had been travelling for about 5 or 6 weeks prior to coming to me so she liked not having to be anywhere or do anything. It’s so nice having her visit! But I’m really looking forward to seeing her again in Hawaii in less than 4 weeks!
Damien is now a certified diver. Yippee! Now I have a buddy to go with…except when he’s away working! However, we did do introduction to dry suit together and will now be able to dive in the chilly BC waters and keep dry and warm. I went for my first 2 dry suit dives over the weekend and it was fantastic! It took me a little while to get the buoyancy but by the end of the second dive I was starting to get the hang of it. You carry so much weight though. I had 34lbs (about 15kg!). Quite different to tropical diving where I only had 4.5kg (10lbs). Also there were no huge dramas like last time! We saw so many cool things, like a big ling cod, an octopus, a yacht wreck and the coolest (which you would not think it would be but it was) a crab eating a dead jelly fish. It was pretty much just gorging itself and having the time of its life! Since the last time I went diving, I invested in a dive computer and am so glad I did. I can now record them more accurately – depth, time water temp etc. Looking forward to going again…in December!!
Not a lot else to report really. I now have a FLEX day every 2 weeks. It’s great as I now have regular long weekends!
What’s even better is that I’ll get three long weekends in a row as this weekend is Canadian Thanksgiving. But who cares about Thanksgiving when it’s my birthday this weekend! We’re going to San Diego to escape the cold and enjoy the Southern Californian sun. Can’t wait!
Fall is well and truly here, the leaves are already changing and it’s cold and wet. However, hopefully that means it’ll be a good snow season and I can practice snowboarding more!