After a great night in Victoria, Luke, Katrina, and I drove up the island near Campbell River to meet the rest of my family at my Great Uncle Gene's House. Now Gene, or "Green Gene" as we call him is my grandfather's younger brother, and is such an interesting man. He built his house on his property with cedar from the land and can make just about anything grow in his extensive garden. He is extremely self-sufficient. We enjoyed camping out in the heat in his yard, eating the fruits, veggies, and berries that were growing in his garden. We also enjoyed watching his watermelons grow. We would mark them on a board, and could see significant growth even after only a couple hours. We all enjoyed a dip in a nearby creek that I remember from my childhood, bid Gene farewell, and returned to Victoria to sleep and take some sweet scooters out for a little spin.