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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

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

Scottsdale

Scottsdale

We arrived in Phoenix in 100f (38c) heat but though warm, it felt far nicer than the hot and very humid Houston that we had left behind that morning. We drove straight out to Scottsdale, pointing out cacti on the way and being corrected by the Little One every time we said cactuses: “Mummy it’s … Continue reading

Skiing Stars

Skiing Stars

It is beautiful here in Crested Butte and warm when the sun shines. Out of the sun and at night it is very, very cold. The cold made for a pretty difficult first morning whilst we got all the ski equipment sorted out. The Big One, who doesn’t have much meat on her, was totally … Continue reading

Arriving in Gunnison

Arriving in Gunnison

The flight from Houston to Gunnison was surprisingly good, considering that heavy rain and strong winds had kept us awake half the night. The girls were very excited when we started to fly over mountains and saw snow. When we landed in Gunnison they could see snow everywhere, much more than when we were last … Continue reading