Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Home Again

The thing I find the most difficult about returning home to my normal life after travelling is waiting on myself.  Much  too easily, I  get used to someone making my bed, cleaning my bath, preparing my meals.  Imagine how life must be for the Queen!

We had a wonderful trip and saw some great things.  Here is a short (you will thank me for that as in total there are over 200 photos)  photo review of some of the interesting highlights.

Fred behind bars in the playful jail at our friend's skeet shooting club

Nature's art.  A fallen tree in Cathedral Grove Park on Vancouver Island.

The restaurant at our hotel in Tofino B.C.  On stilts over the water.

The well-known, LYS at Whippletree Junction, south of Duncan B.C.  Didn't buy anything here either.

The postcard-perfect picture of the Sunken Gardens at Butchart Gardens, Victoria B.C.

The gates to China Town in Victoria B.C.

 Ferocious me in front of the woolly mammoth at the Royal B.C. museum in Victoria.

Part of the closing ceremonies at the World Curling Championship Games in Victoria.

Fred at Mile 0 of the trans Canada Highway, steps from  the Pacific Ocean in Victoria B.C.

Each time I visit Victoria and surrounds, I tell myself   "This is my country, my language, my government, my currency, yet still I return to cold, snowy, drab, unleafed, still-brown Ontario.  Why?"


Sandra said...

you come back becasue family is here. SImple enough. But it is nice to visit other parts of our wonderful country - one day I will get to mile 0 as well!

Anonymous said...

Tell Fred we have been at mile 1 in Newfoundland..hope sometime to make it to the other end..your pics are great makes me want to go..Sharon

Christy J said...

Color me jealous now. I've never been west. Looks like a wonderful trip, and I'd love to have seen our Northern boys curl! I'm back home now from two weeks in Arizona, and we're still getting so much snow that we needed our driveway plowed out on Sun. But home is home, and it does have its own delights.

Needles said...

Because your stash is there?