June - September 2017
  • Day80

    Lots of Smoke...and a Declaration

    September 5, 2017 in the United States ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Since I'm sharing all our awesome trip pictures, I should also share some of our challenges...we quickly realized that the entire area we had planned to drive through, including Banff is on fire and covered in smoke, so we diverted back down to WA and discovered North Cascades NP and Glacier are also on fire, so there went all our plans to camp in some of the most beautiful country in the world:( Then we got to a hotel (best hotel room ever!) only to discover we had left a weeks worth of the boys clothes in our hotel in Canada (of course all their favorites). After being really upset for a while, Cole wrote the declaration pictured, definitely a lesson for all of us on what is really important and just going with the flow!Read more

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  • Day80

    Beacon Hill Pygmy Goats

    September 5, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 25 °C

    Well, we closed out our time in Victoria with a visit to Beacon Hill where we fed the peacocks (the ducks weren't interested!), let the cutest Pygmy goats we've ever seen climb on our backs, and took a ferry over to Vancouver with a plan of camping in the beautiful Canadian Rockies on the way to Banff.Read more

  • Day79

    Exploring Victoria

    September 4, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Another fun afternoon exploring Victoria...our beautiful hotel, learning about British Columbia's history, constitutional monarchy, and parliamentary process on a tour of the parliament building (the castle looking one), and we couldn't go another day without some more Poutine, yummy!Read more

  • Day79

    Afternoon Tea at the Empress

    September 4, 2017 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    Afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress hotel, such a unique and special experience for us. Amazingly beautiful and delicious treats, our two "princes" even had their own towers of treats, tried and ate everything, and Cole even drank all 3 teas we tried.Read more

  • Day75

    Seatte Fun

    August 31, 2017 in the United States ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    A new experience navigating the WA ferry system, but once we did, we had an awesome day in Seattle, Ivar's clam chowder, Pike Place Market (saw a few flying fish), the Gum Wall (yuck!), Piroshkys (yum!), monorail to the Space Needle, Butterflies and explosions at the Pacific Science Center, and fun climbing around the Artists at Play playground, whew, we are happily tired!Read more