After we arrived, we got settled in and were hoping to explore a bit, but before we knew it we were off to Elizabeth's grandfather's house to partake in the birthday festivities. We spent a couple of hours playing party games (some that we'd never played before) and everyone won prizes; we ended up taking home a mini water gun!
Throughout the trip, we were keeping an eye on the weather because we knew that there was supposed to be a storm on Sunday. That morning, the snow started early so we had to get on the road as soon as we could. It was unfortunate because we ended up spending less than 24 hours in Lewisporte and Luke was looking forward to getting a feel for the place because he'd only visited briefly once before.
Throughout the drive back to St. John's, the conditions were very poor with lots of blowing snow, slippery and snow-covered roads, and wind. Luckily, Elizabeth's parents and aunt drove the cars home, so we didn't have to worry about doing it ourselves. Regardless, everyone had to take it slowly, and the normal 4 hour ride took us almost 7 HOURS! Needless to say it was a long day in the car. A high point of the day was ending up behind a snow plow, which cleared the road for us.
Although the weather shortened our weekend in Lewisporte, we were really glad to go out and celebrate Pop's birthday with everyone! Here's a quick slideshow of a few more pictures from the weekend: