Our friends Katie and Brad, who have a similar moving-to-Newfoundland story as ours, invited us to their place on Random Island. Although we'd seen quite a few pictures, we'd never been there in person. Many things contributed to this....they'd only recently purchased it in the summer, followed by major renovations, then Hurricane Igor (Random Island was one of the hardest hit areas...thankfully they were all ok). Then work, busy schedules, that pesky winter weather again....and well...here we are at Christmas.
During a recent phone call to wish each other a Merry Christmas, Katie extended an invitation for us to visit. With a couple of free days and such great weather (for winter), we figured it would be a great time to go. With 8*C (46*F) - 9*C (48*F) all day long, it made for a nice drive.
We'd never been to Random Island. One thing we noticed was the effects of Igor were still evident after all of this time. Even on the highway there....road signs were snapped off...sometimes bits of rubble around...other times not.
Once on Random Island, we could see all the places the road had been washed away. Unbelievable. I can only imagine what it was like in the days and weeks immediately following the hurricane.
We arrived at Katie and Brad's and had a wonderful visit. Their house is really nice. Being right on the water, it has an incredible view! The kids all hung out together while the adults sat around and chatted. Katie made a delicious lunch (actually...it was a dinner)and we enjoyed that while enjoying their beautiful view and great company.
This is Katie and Brad in the front with Josh and Kassidy in the back (as well as Robbie the dog ;)
A group shot.....with one of the kids (who shall remain nameless) doing his usual thing of making a face just at the precise moment (in between the time the button has been pushed but before the picture is actually taken....not sure how he times it so well...but he does...)
This one is a bit blurry (but no funny faces anyway)
It was a delicious dinner and a great visit!