Our vacation ended on Saturday, which was sad, but okay. We did the whole drive from Vancouver to Calgary in one day, which is crazy - especially when your husband is POSITIVE that the Coquihalla Highway is NOT the fastest or even correct route to Calgary, despite both his wife AND the GPS telling him it is, and therefore lengthens the trip from twelve hours to fourteen by taking the Trans Canada. This was only slightly improved by my ability to spout snarky one-liners the entire way home. "Good thing I bought two pounds of cherries or we surely would have starved." "Good thing I brought an extra ball of yarn." And my personal favorite, "Hey, look! Jackass Mountain!"
Anyway, we trucked in at 11:00 at night and all fell into bed. And can I just say, to those makers of in-car DVD players, may the yarn gods swathe you in fluffy goodness for the rest of your days. I feel like they should be on those Visa commercials. You know, carrot sticks, $1, Dora the Explorer water bottle, $5, in-car DVD player, $100. Sanity? Effing priceless, my friends.
Now then, a brief photo montage of our trip. :)
Hitting the road
Pit stop one
Tea in the Enchanted Forest!!!
Playing in the lake near Revelstoke
Our accommodations for the night (which rocked).
Day two of travel - thank you, video gods!
Jellies in the Vancouver Aquarium.
Watching the dolphins
Big tree in Lynn Canyon
Ate gelatto on Granville Island
Played in Deep Cove (home of my awesome aunt and uncle and their family, who were nice enough to host us for a week)
Knit while waiting for the ferry to go to Vancouver Island
Entertained the guy behind me (he thought I was nuts, I'm sure)
Visited friends and their cute arse children
Saw sheep! Who have LONG tails.
Got a family picture to treasure
Saw lots of slugs
Ate the best sushi ever in Tofino
Caught crabs (the good kind)
Rinsed a very nekkid, very sandy little girl off in a very cold ocean. Not pleasant, but cute.
Hunted for seashells on Long Beach near Tofino (it's as cold as it looks).
Watched Elodie discover the joy of the side ponytail
Checked out Cathedral Grove and the 800 year old tree
Figured out the shawls are also good for cooling off statues so little bums can sit on them
Poked some (already dead) jelly fish with sticks
Saw the HUGEST spider I've ever seen in Canada.
Played on the Spanish Banks
So there you have it! Our travels. It was terrific, and we really enjoyed it. The weather was spectacular, with only one day of rain the whole time.
Oh, and those socks up there? Revelstoke socks. Pattern coming soon!