British Columbia (B.C.), Canada is definitely my next target after enjoying the tourist spots of Ontario, Alberta, and Saskatchewan. I was planning to travel last June 2012 but for some reason, it got pushed back from my bucket list.
Later on, my cousin, Jaime (a.k.a. Chancee), informed me that he’s flying to Winnipeg for a study tour and asked me if it’s possible for us to meet up. We both agreed to see each other in Vancouver and stay in one of our relatives place whom I haven’t met.
I was so pumped! I’ll be hitting four birds with one stone! Err… it would also be cute to say, with one airfare. Well, it’s surely worth it. I’ll be able to:
*** Chat with my cousin
*** Meet & bond with my new-found relatives
*** Take a well-deserved holiday
*** “Get to know” British Columbia
Indeed, God is good. Through His “magical hands”, the wonderful trip took place and it certainly paved the way to connect some of the missing links of my life.
So, what happened during the trip? Hmmm… I’ll let you know in a bit. :p
My cousin’s colleague, Mel, invited me to go out of town on the first weekend of July… a lady that I haven’t met… and a place that I haven’t been to. I certainly have no clue on what awaits me on that trip.
On the day of the outing, Mel together with her Mom were waiting for me at the car park. They live across the street where I stay. It was Mel who’s behind the wheel… and I was quietly “driving” in my mind with my imaginary car. :p
The journey to the mineral spa took less than two (2) hours. Several of Mel’s friends joined us in that outing. It did do me good because my limited circle of friends increased. Wahoo!
Check out the links below for the unforgettable memories that we had during the trip:
The laid back setting reminds me of the Christmas Party that I used to host for five or six years when I was a youth councilor in our community. The only difference was the crowd.
In our place, majority of the group consisted of teenagers. While in Danceland, most of the guests were grannies. I’m old but not that old… I felt out of placed! Nonetheless, I did enjoy listening to the country music and Elvis Presley’s songs.
Our companions started dancing as soon as we arrived. Mel and I was contented watching them. After a few moments, an old guy (maybe he’s in his late 80′s) approached our table and asked for Mel to dance with him. It’s a sweet music and Mel politely declined.
In order to appease the old guy, Au, Mel’s friend, volunteered to dance with him on behalf of Mel. I was getting nervous because I can’t seem to see myself dancing sweet music with strangers who were old enough to be my grandfather.
I twisted and shifted the friendship ring that Yayi gave me to make it look like I’m married.
Whenever somebody approached our table, to be on the safe side, I always looked at the window (opposite the dance hall) and strategically display my “wedding ring”. Prevention is better than cure, eh? Whatever! My scheme did work. And of course, I was able to dance upbeat songs with my newfound friends.
When we were about to return to hotel, something strange happened. We got lost! We reached three dead ends and we returned to Danceland twice before we eventually found the right way. Whew!