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Feb 8, 2020 - Anniversary Trip

I am so far behind on updates. This one will cover our 55th Anniversary where we spent five days in Brentwood Bay, Victoria, Canada. We were supposed to go a couple of days before our anniversary on the 4th but we found out the ferry to take us to Victoria was closed for maintenance. The only other way to go early was to drive to Seattle and take a ferry from there, we decided to go on the 8th instead. We took the ferry from Port Angeles to Victoria, it took about an hour and a half to cross over. Once we arrived in Victoria we were only...

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Jun 27, 2013 - British Columbia

Monday, June 24 - Thursday, June 27, British Columbia - This journal entry will include all of our time in British Columbia, mainly Victoria. Leaving the Lucky Eagle Casino on Monday, June 24th, we continued our drive north on the western side of the Olympic National Forest (Peninsula). The weather was misty and grey. Logging was very evident. In the forest we could see the sections on the sides of the hills and mountains that had been clear-cut at different times. Reaching the Olympic Costal area we found that we could not see the Pacific...

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May 29, 2011 - Departure

• Our journey begins as we leave our house at 11:15 Sunday morning. As much preparation as we had put in over the past 2 months, we were still rushing to finish all the last minutes details. Saying goodbye to kids and Tiny, our cat, the saddest, of course. • Surprisingly, we made the 12:00 ferry and, after an enjoyable but uneventful crossing, we made our way to Coquitlam where, by the very generous offer of the church situated right next to Rob’s sister’s townhouse complex, we set up home in the church parking lot to enjoy our first...

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Dec 22, 2009 - Twice around the Gardens

After a lazy morning we headed out to the Butchart Gardens at Brentwood Bay. The gardens were started in 1904 by Jenny Butchart, wife of a mine owner and pioneer of Portland Cement in North America. Her initial aim was to landscape one of her husband’s quarries. Today the gardens are still run by the family and are now cover over fifty five acres which include the sunken garden, rose garden, Italian garden and Japanese garden. Although not the best time of year to visit, the gardens put on a renowned Christmas lights display. So we decided...

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Jul 30, 2008 - The Butchart Floral Gardens of Vancouver

Hi Everyone: Well here we are as promised. Now I must tell you that I fought going here myself. Floral Gardens….what was she thinking????? However, I must tell you the sights (and smells) that we experienced over a three hour photographic walk through the Butchart Gardens was well worth the visit. I hope you too can enjoy some of the beauty created over many years of patience and planning. The Butchart Gardens began with the idea of one Jennie Butchart who wanted to beautify her husband’s played out stone quarry on Tod Inlet, close to...

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Oct 21, 2007 - Vegas Wedding 2007

First long trip with the 5'er. Oct. 21 and up at 4:30 to head for ferry. Smooth crossing there and at the border. Sign said 40 mninute wait but we were through in under 30. Raining on and off. stopped at Paradise Point State Park for the night. Up early to beat Portland rush hour traffic on Oct 22. The rain has stopped and it was sun for the rest of the trip until the last day. Took Hwy 58 at Eguene towards Klamath Falls. Snow lined roads at the higher elevations were no problem and made for a beautiful scenic drive. Saw the road was open...

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Vegas Wedding