Beth on the Island (wolf_song) wrote,
Beth on the Island

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Another quicky

Only because I am so tired and must sleep. Here's the rundown, complete with pictures.

We left for Nanaimo at about 7:45am. Arrived just in the nick of time to catch the 8:40 ferry to Horseshoe Bay. Once on the ferry we saw water,


and more water. (I am sorely tempted to add more pictures of water and, trust me, I have them. It's late and being tired is only an excuse right now. By the time you read this, I'll be awake and feeling sheepish. I'll leave it at this, I think.)

Is that a military vessel of some sort...?

I spy...

Oh, nope... it's an island.

Off the ferry and onto the Trans Canada.
This road trip takes us through mountains,


past trees,


beside snowy patches,


under a cloud...

A cloud

Here's a new experience.

Slide 1

Slide 2

Slide 3

Yeah, there really is a first time to drive through a startlingly recent (though minor) landslide. And I got pictures, sucka!

My Dad, the reason for the trip (his retirement party),

My Dad

and the little sister I always wanted but didn't get until my Dad remarried.

The little sister I always wanted.

Persian candy,

Persian candy!



and, of course, playoff hockey!

Playoff hockey
(pardon the blur, I was laughing)

I was gifted with silliness, step-sister style,


and a little more,


that had me laughing 'til tears and precariously close to wetting myself.

We see the whole party,

group photo

minus the photographer,

The Photographer

and some family bonding to end the day.

Lookin' at Tree houses


Senior, junior, junior(apparently, body snatchers replaced me with a noob in all photos of me from the weekend. I have no recollection of it happening, but that is the only explanation I can come up with.)

Homeward bound by 8:30am, one hour later than we wanted to leave


but we still managed to catch the 7:00 pm ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo.
There was a slight delay as we waited for The Queen of Esquimalt to leave dock three,

Hey you, git outta my dock!

which gave me the time I needed to walk around on the parking deck in my bare feet (a wholly satisfying experience in my opinion).

Back on the Trans Canada but my favorite stretch, this time.
We leave the highway to travel a mostly unlit back road. Now it's dark!

Ooh, the pretty lights



There's the condensed version. Stay tuned for the filler...
Tags: home, road trip

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