Home again, home again

Jiggety-jig. When I say “home,” I mean Vancouver. We got on the bus in Victoria at 1:20 and walked in our apartment at 5:45. We took an express bus and a train (and a walk) home from the ferry so we saved a lot of money compared to taking a taxi. It almost makes up…

Butchart Gardens and Victoria

We took a taxi to the ferry terminal Thursday morning, and took the 90-minute ferry (from which we saw an Orca whale!) to Vancouver Island. Upon deferrying, we took a one-hour, public bus ride to Butchart Gardens – a total of four hours from our apartment to the Gardens – where we ate lunch and…

The light at the end of the tunnel/bedroom wall

Although Laurel’s temperature remains about the same – between 100 and 100.6 – Charlie’s dropped from 103 yesterday to 99 today! Yay! He has a nose bleed that won’t go away, but he’s in good spirits as is Laurel. I have a temperature of 100.6 now, but I feel fine. My poor boy slept most…

My wretched children

Laurel’s had a bad cold since last Sunday. Each day I think she must be getting a little bit better, but NO! She can hardly sleep every night and has had a variety of aches. Charlie mostly just has a cold, but I took them both to a $180/patient, walk-in clinic Friday where Laurel was…

Around town…

The kids went downtown without me a few days ago to visit a downtown park that someone at the laundromat told me about and to go in a fancy hotel that we had read about. On Sunday we took the bus west a few miles to Pacific Spirit Regional Park and walked in the woods.…

Queen Elizabeth Park

Late yesterday afternoon we walked to Queen Elizabeth Park – an enormous, gorgeous place with flowering trees, forests, a conservatory, tennis and basketball courts, a dog park, fountains, and amazing views. We came upon a large restaurant, Seasons, at the top of a hill and decided to eat dinner there. What a treat! We found…

University of British Columbia, Wreck Beach, Museum of Anthropology

I’m convinced that the University of British Columbia that we visited today is the world’s ugliest campus amidst the world’s most beautiful scenery. Before visiting the Museum of Anthropology on campus we walked down 483 steps to Wreck Beach. I haven’t found why it’s called that, but it’s very pretty. It’s a popular spot with…