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The end of our Long American Holiday

So, after getting back from Canada I’m in full packing mode again. This time there is more to pack than usual – our whole house! That’s right. After 20 months living in Houston and adventuring in North America we’re packing up all our stuff ready to come home to England. The girls and I will … Continue reading

Arizona – Sedona (May 2013)

Arizona – Sedona (May 2013)

And finally I’ve got round to writing about the last part of our trip to Arizona back in May 2013… We drove from the Grand Canyon knowing we only had a couple of days of holiday left.  We were already talking about what adventures and things we’d like to see on our next holiday.  The … Continue reading

The girls have finally gone Texan

The girls have finally gone Texan

We took a trip to the legendary Cavender’s this afternoon.  For those not familiar with it, it’s a huge shop filled with Western boots and clothing (or cowgirl clothes as the girls prefer to call it).  You can take a look here for an idea of the sorts of things they stock: Cavender’s. The girls … Continue reading

Sea creatures and canoes on Galiano Island

As soon as breakfast was finished yesterday, the girls raced off to the beach to climb over the rocks and see what sea creatures had been deposited in the rock pools overnight.  There were fewer hermit crabs but instead there was something much more exciting – lots of tiny jellyfish.  They were tricky to see … Continue reading

Galiano Island and Orcas

Galiano Island and Orcas

We caught the ferry from Tsawwassen to Galiano on Sunday afternoon.  Just as the boat was about to leave the dock someone ran down from the top deck to say that there was a pod of orca whales just outside the harbour.  We went up on deck to watch as we sailed slowly past them, … Continue reading

Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley Park again

Vancouver Aquarium and Stanley Park again

Yesterday we spent the morning at the amazing Vancouver Aquarium.  The girls love everything sea-creature related and have quite a bit of knowledge about them (thank you Octonauts!) so they had been really looking forward to it. The first thing the girls wanted to see was the jellyfish exhibition and we were lucky enough to … Continue reading

Cracking a Geode

Cracking a Geode

We visited the Houston Museum of Natural Sciences (HMNS) at the weekend and it’s always a trip we  enjoy.  The Big One wanted to see the paleontology exhibit and also the new Ancient Egypt hall but we didn’t get into the actual museum before the girls had seen something they wanted to do even more: … Continue reading