Sound of Music

Monday, September 7, 2009

Summer Fun

I know it has been quite a while. Here are just a few pictures of me blowing bubbles and having fun with my grandson Toby.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Our visit to the Northwest

Victoria was beautiful but not as quaint as I had hoped. It seemed quite commercialized and touristy. But the city bloomed with flowers. We visited an old historic Mansion which I enjoyed more than Dad. We also rode on a "Bike Taxi" through the downtown area and that was a fun adventure. Everything seemed very expensive! We stopped at a very posh but beautiful Historic Hotel.

We were told they were having "High Tea" which included sandwiches and fruit and decided to have lunch there -just not have the Tea. Well that is until we found out it cost over $100.00 for both of us!! Needless to say, we decided to eat elsewhere

"Our Trip to Forks, Washington"
We arrived at Port Angelos from Victoria and immediately drove to Forks, Washington where most of Stephanie Meyer's vampire books take place. The drive there was beautiful!!

We stopped a few times and walked among the trees laden with moss surrounded with ferns and thick lush foliage. It was breathtaking. And interspersed among all shades of green were streams of water. It seemed almost mystical. The lake was a deep turquoise which made this secret and untouched forest seem even more magical. I was captured by the peace and serenity of it all and had wished we could have spent more time there.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Grand Canyon trip

Last May we took a trip to the Grand Canyon. This was my 2nd time visiting since I was a little girl in elementary school. We also visited Sedona for a day.

We took an exciting jeep excursion up the mountain side. I absolutely loved it but Kevin got a little jittery when the driver took the jeep too close to the edge.

We resided two days in Flagstaff, AZ and visited my sister Grace and took her and her grandaughter out to dinner.

We also went to Mesa and visited my brother Norvel and his wife, Sybil. They were kind enough to take us out to breakfast. We had a lovely trip and look forward to visiting again.