My goodness!!! It was so good to see my old pal Tracey "Christie" after 18 years.After 5 hours on the coach, and two ferry rides, I arrived at Powell River, BC at around 10pm on Sunday night.Tracey & I hadn't seen each other since Matric in 1990.A few weeks after school finished, Tracey moved to the USA, and I moved to Port Elizabeth where I went to University.We didn't have email back then, so it wasn't as easy to keep in touch, and we hadn't been in touch since then!!!We arrived at her lovely home, where I met her husband Rob ~ the kids had already gone to bed!!Tracey & I chatted for hours, remembering different stories about school days etc ~ it was geat!!!I got to spend the night in a Pirate's Cove, as I was sleeping in Christians room which is done out like a Pirate's Cove!!!The next morning I met Tracey's 3 beautiful children.Christian, Kaitlyn and Michael!!!Well done Tracey, you should be very proud.Your kids are really great, and very well behaved.We took a drive around Powell River.The town is very small, but seems to have everything you need.Tracey's whole family lives in Powell River now, and it's really great to have your family so close by.We drove to Willingdon Beach where the kids spend the summer!!!That afternoon Debbie, Tracey's sister popped in for a coffee, and it was really great to catch up with her too.Debbie also has a beautiful daughter, but I didn't get to meet her husband!!!That night Rob & Tracey took me out to dinner, and we dropped the kids off at her folks place to babysit.Mr & Mrs Christie haven't changed a smidgeon over the last 18 years!!!It was so great to see them and chit-chat about school days!!!Ann is a great Grandma, and Christian has a very special bond with his Grandpa!!!It was so great to spend the evening with the Christie/Penson family!!!We got home that night, and Tracey & I went on Skype with Lara, and it was pretty cool to all catch up together!!!Would be great to get together with all the old girls of Fatima 1990 one day!!!
Thanks again Trace for having me, and introducing me to your lovely family!!!!Well Done!!!Hope to see you again in the Summer!!!!