This weekend worked out about as perfectly as I could have dreamt it. I worked all night Thursday, so I was able to play hookie from work on Friday. I slept 2 hours or so, and then we woke up and decided to get to the ferries as fast as possible. We were on the ferry within an hour, and enroute within another half an hour. It turns out that there were crazy ferry problems Friday morning, we were on the 12:50pm, and it was the first ferry to leave from Vancouver all day. To calm the upset vehicle traffic, that had waited 6 hours or so, all the food on the ferry was free. After a nice free meal and dessert my mom picked us up on the other side and we were off to Ruxton.
Ruxton was great as always. My mom spoilt us, feeding us great foods like steak, corn on the cob, fresh crab, and Dayna's favorite: hot dogs. I did my part by cooking mussels and oysters for everyone, they seemed to go over pretty well. My Blackberry came in handy, while the rest of my family can hardly get cellular service on the Island, I was able to google a recipe for the mussels.
On the way to the 5:10pm ferry home we came up with the bright idea to try the HarbourLynx. We scored the last two seats on the 4:30pm and were back home by 6:30pm, shaving at least an hour off our ride home.
Everything fell into place, anything that could go right did, making this weekend go without a hitch.
There's no better way to end the summer than spending time with family, with a little bit of wakeboarding, sleeping in late, great food, and a few good books.
p.s I know I haven't taken anyone out there yet, next summer, promise!