Wednesday, December 17, 2014
We had such a good time on our trip even doing something as simple as taking the ferry ride over to Vancouver Island.  We've never taken our car on a ferry, so it was pretty exciting for us all.  When we arrived on Vancouver Island, we headed down to Victoria to the Butchart Gardens.  They were gorgeous!  We thought we would be rained on, but we had great weather.  We stayed into the evening where they lit up the gardens and had live music and dancing.  I think the kids favorite part was the dancing in the garden.  Hattie still talks about it today.

The next day we went downtown and walked around and ate down at Fisherman's Wharf before heading back to the ferry and making our way back home.

 The flowers were so big, I had to have Brendan's hand in the picture so you can get an idea of size.

 This is where we stayed in Victoria.  We used airbnb to book it.  It was a horse ranch, and we stayed in the in-law apartment on the right.

Parliament Building downtown.

 We had the best hot cocoa at some cafe.  So chocolatey and they made the whipped cream fresh in front of us.

 Down at Fisherman's Wharf we ate some fish and chips and walked around the float home village where people live on the water.  

Water taxi coming in.


After the wedding weekend in Seattle, we headed up to Vancouver, British Columbia.  We loved the city!  Christopher and Brianna recommended renting bikes and riding around Stanley Park, and we loved it!  We stopped and had our picnic lunch by the beach along the way.  It was beautiful!   Later we went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver.  It was so cool to walk around in the treetops, and the kids loved it too.  

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