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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

The Apache Trail

The Apache Trail

After a swim and breakfast we went to collect our hire car so we could explore the nearby Apache Trail. It’s billed as the most scenic drive in Arizona (by Frommers) and has a few interesting places along the way. Before we got to the first one, Goldfield Ghost Town, we had to deal with … 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

Vancouver to Houston – a 33 hour journey

33 hours was much longer than we expected. The flight is only 4 hours after all… But then we hadn’t counted on some massive storms hitting Dallas half an hour before we were due to land there.  No planes were allowed to land in Dallas (they had a nasty crash there in 1985 when a … Continue reading

Relaxing in Chilliwack

  We flew back to Vancouver on Wednesday but instead of spending time in the city, we headed to Chilliwack, an hour outside Vancouver, to visit some friends.  We had not seen James and Marianne for 8 years so they had never met the girls. They had also had a little girl, Rosie, since we’d … Continue reading

Victoria part 2

Our last full day in Victoria and on Vancouver Island so we made a visit to the Parliament Buildings.  It is a lovely building, home to the Legislative Assembly of British Columbia, and built  in 1898. The building was designed by a 25 year old English immigrant and as we looked around the building an … Continue reading

Victoria, Vancouver Island part 1

Victoria, Vancouver Island part 1

We left Tofino on Sunday and were definitely sad to go.  We had a 4 hour drive to get to Victoria in the very South of the island and it should have been a lovely drive.  The girls decided differently though – they didn’t like being cooped up in the car and the windy roads … Continue reading