Here are some pictures from our (the kids and I) adventure in April.
We drove out to Vancouver via the Kootenays on Highway 3, saw and tasted the ocean and then drove back home through Lillooet and Tappen via the Trans-Canada!
It was quite the adventure!
We drove the whole way without any electronic devices and I told the kids we could stop whenever we wanted! Needless to say the first day there was A LOT of stopping and exploring! Eventually the 3 little ones just waited in the car while Shayla explored.
We tented in Osoyoos and spent a full day and Farm Gramma and Grampa who meant us there. We did some biking and beach combing.
Then we arrived in Vancouver at my cousin, Allise's house! We had our very own chauffeur and tour guide to take us to west coast places! I think the favourite was the searching for shells and watching people crabbing off the dock!
Then we meant my sister, Vanessa and family at Skookumchuck natural hot springs, near Pemberton. Enjoyed camping with all the proper camping supplies that they brought, relaxing in the hot pools in the rain and hiking and biking along the river!
We stopped at their place for a night on our way to the farm! (Had to take a turn or two in the hillside rope swing and dirt biking!)
Enjoyed Easter with Farm Gramma and Grampa and had a lovely all day campfire with other family as well!
Then homeward bound, with a stop in Calgary, where we meant my sister, Corrine, and family and Clayton's brother, Nathan, and family for water sliding and science centre fun!
Clayton surprised us by showing up at the hotel too!
And then we drove the last leg back home!
What an adventure!
Our team chant at various places was: 'Let's blow this popsicle stand!'
(Funny to us because one time I said this when we were done our shopping trip to the city and once we were in the car Jax shouts 'when will we get to the popsicle stand?!')
|First stop: Windmills!|
|Old tree at the Crowsnest Pass|
|The Big Truck!|
|Fun at the Big Truck stop|
|Old train tunnel somewhere along the #3 in BC!|
|Haynes point provincial park|
|Farm Gramma and Grampa in Osoyoos|
|Lovely old growth west coast forests!|
|Bridal Falls in Chilliwack|
|Guided tour with a car full of kids! Front row: Shayla, Jax and Mya|
|Back row: Alexander, Tristan and Rhys|
|At the Vancouver Aquarium|
|Playful sea otters!|
|Beach combing at Belcarra|
|Alexander and Mya collecting treasurers|
|Jax; taking a break!|
|Allise and Kimberly, taking a break!|
|Shells and sea life on the dock|
|Very friendly fisherman, Riley, crabbing by swimming |
down to the ocean floor and grabbing crabs!
|A true fisherman; Tristan was dying to try his hand at crabbing!|
|The hot springs!|
|Soaking in a tub with Amelia|
|Getting smiles from baby, Rueban!|
|Hike to a waterfall!|
|Camping by the river|
|Saw lots of wildlife! Even a momma bear and her cubs!|
|Lillooet: Seton Lake|
|Dirt bike rides... how lucky!|
It was so cool Mom, Uncle did a wheelie and a jump at the same time!
Oh my!!! Hope it just felt like that!!!
|Painting easter eggs at Gramma's with our Courtney!|
|Grampa's 10% easter egg tax to get back inside!|
What an adventure!
'Let's blow this popsicle stand!'