Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Mini Golfing

We stayed at an RV place that had a castle and mini golf!  Wow, they had an awesome mini golf course.  It was so beautiful there, the grass was so green and they even mowed while we were there!  Aww, the sweet smell of freshly mowed grass in March!  We just couldn't believe how gorgeous it was there.   Deb :)

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Bird and Wildlife Rescue

We visited bird and wildlife rehabilitation centers too.  At the bird center, there is a place where the birds can land on you.  Having one on you is OK, but a few at the same time is freaky!  It's very loud in there too, so they give you earplugs and tell you to take off anything that the birds may try to peck off.  The wildlife center wasn't as interactive, as they were all in cages.  But that's OK, as you wouldn't want to be that close to bears!  They had a bunch of orphaned cubs that you could only see via a screen, as they said they wanted to release them back to the wild, so they have limited exposure to humans.   Deb :)

Monday, April 14, 2014

Over to Tofino and Ucluelet

We drove from Port Alberni to the west coast of Vancouver Island.  We had never been over that way before, and that road is very windy and narrow!  But it was a gorgeous drive, with snow capped interior Island mountains.  Although the wind coming straight off the Pacific Ocean was extremely cold in Tofino (I bought some beautiful native rubber stamps there), the beaches were still great!  This is the lighthouse (smaller than we had imagined) in Ucluelet.  It's so gorgeous there!  Deb :)

Saturday, April 12, 2014

At the Beach

Even though the wind off of the ocean was freezing last month, the beaches were beautiful down on Vancouver Island.  There were even people out sailing and surfing!  Just gorgeous!  Deb :)

Thursday, April 10, 2014

Ferry Ride

From how they load vehicles onto the ferry, you can't get a picture of the whole boat.  As soon as we got on, we went out on the deck, and as soon as I took this photo of where the captain is, they blared the horn!  It was such a gorgeous day to take a ferry ride from the mainland over to Vancouver Island!  The kids love it too.  Deb :)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Spring has Sprung!

It was so beautiful in Vancouver!  I couldn't believe how green the grass was and they had already planted flowers by mid-March!  It was so nice to walk around in that gorgeous weather, with clean streets and no snow and muck.  Deb :)

Friday, April 4, 2014

Spring Break Trip

We again went down to Vancouver Island during the kids' March Spring Break from school.  We are so sick of snow, the only place in BC that doesn't have any, is down near Vancouver and on the Island.  There was snow on the ground until as far south as Cache Creek (near Kamloops), but snow on all the southern mountain tops, which was beautiful!  This is in the Fraser Valley and notice how straight the snow line is.  Deb :)