Category Archives: Travel

beach vacation 2015

Last week we drove to Wilmington and Wrightsville beach for a short 3 day vacation.  We got lucky with perfect weather and had a wonderful time.  We arrived late Wednesday afternoon and squeezed in an hour at the beach before dinner.  R couldn’t wait to get out her bucket!   Day 2: Beach Day!  R read more »

vancouver visit 2014 (part three)

ferry ride to granville island. the food. this is making me crave it already!

vancouver visit 2014 (part two)

a new scooter from her favourite ee ee soccer camp my 10 year medical school reunion (that’s where she got her tiger face). and dinner with old med school friends jean and tony.

vancouver visit 2014 (part one)

another summer gone… this time we spent two months in vancouver visiting family and friends. sounds like a long time but in fact it flew by. a few highlights… family and friends: shenanigans: loving our old fisher price toys found my old graduation hat epic tiger face painting little vancouver friends

maplewood farm

we spent a beautiful morning at maplewood farm in north vancouver. the little farm was the perfect size for a small person, and after seeing all the animals, we had a picnic lunch before going home. ponies. sheep. attempt number one to see the bunnies. all the bunnies were hiding (for good reason) from the read more »

christmas time in charleston

we took our family on a roadtrip to charleston for a few days before christmas. we returned to the inn at middleton place because we enjoyed it so much the last time. idyllic views on the middleton plantation. hanging around on magnolia plantation. seeing the sights around charleston. we got to enjoy the beautiful christmas read more »

fieldtrip to ganyard hill farm

i got to help out with R’s school fieldtrip to Ganyard Hill Farm. the goats. lots of corn. class pic in the maze. hayride! and a souvenir to take home from the pumpkin patch. i know, she looks so thrilled.

wrightsville beach

wrightsville beach is only a short drive from wilmington. we didn’t have very much time and the weather was looking unpredictable, but luckily we managed to fit in a yummy mexican lunch and some beach time. my awesome fish taco. i need to learn how to make pickled onions… a picture of me taking a read more »

wilmington, nc

for our last hurrah before summer vacation is officially over, we went on a short one-night roadtrip to wilmington, NC, a small city on the east coast of north carolina. we arrived in the afternoon and it was pretty hot and humid, so we quickly needed a break. we found this grocery store where we read more »

biking the seawall

we took advantage of another beautiful summer day in vancouver and decided to try biking the seawall around stanley park. since it’s probably been over a decade since i’ve ridden a bicycle, i was nervous i would wipe out so we opted to rent a tandem-bike while helen pulled R in a chariot. a bit read more »