“It’s a dangerous business, Frodo, going out your door. You step onto the road, and if you don’t keep your feet, there’s no knowing where you might be swept off to.”
Our trip has all but concluded this past weekend. We had a merry time about it, and some definite not-so-merry times (as can be expected with two littles and one mama). Overall it was fabulous and we would do it again in a heartbeat, if the opportunity arose.
Three weeks was a long time to be separated from Andy, but we managed with the help of Skype. He got his work done and I, I got my work done too. The kids and I drove. We made it across the prairies and the mountains in 3 days.
We hung out and visited with my mom for about 2 weeks before heading home again. In that time frame, we also made a jaunt to Victoria to visit with my aunt and her family.
Here are some photos from our amazing trip:
Visit to the Vancouver Aquarium (tickets were acquired with air miles!) On the ferry to Victoria! Spencer wasn’t pleased being outside. Butchart Gardens. Oh yes. Very yes. The fountains were a big hit. Spencer needed a break to “dig” and “build” Lunch with my grandfather on the harbour at The Flying Otter Grill. We watched the sea planes heading out into the deep from the harbour right beside us. Fish and chips. How could I not? Visiting the Children’s Farm in Beacon Hill Park. Sitting with great-granddad at his place. Aaaah, the Okanagan! Going for a nice long walk with friends. Can it get any better than this? You probably don’t know it, but it’s one of my dreams to travel the Trans-Canada Trail. This was my first ever exposure to being on the trail (and not just reading tons about it). FYI, PEI is the only province to have a complete trail through it, and Quebec and Manitoba are close to having a complete trail.