Vancouver Island in Pictures~Day 1 & 2

July 30, 2010

Althea and I stole away from Powell River and Brian and TaZzi for three days.  We drove the side kick, and of course took many ferries to Vancouver Island   I had been to Victoria years ago for just a short time.  The Island is so much more than Victoria.  Our first stop was to see friends we know in Baja and as you can see from their was a surprise to them that we were there.  Jim is a builder and they were putting on the final touches for their new home   Love that yellow!.  We only wanted to stop with our greetings since we were right in their area.  It's a lovely property. 

Jim and Leah
Our next stop was in Victoria to see Althea's 97 year mother.  We had a nice long chat with her and I bought some of her note cards that she still creatively makes and sells.  What a together woman and she still is so sharp. 
After we left her, we met up with Althea's brother and sister-in-law (no pictures) at a local pub.  We then took a short drive to their beautiful home.  It was so nice to meet so much of Althea's family.

yep, they look alike!
 Well rested, after spending the night at a hotel in Victoria, we had breakfast in the lobby of the hotel.  A bit more than a Continental breakfast; I'd say, and it was quite satisfying.  Another ferry later, we arrived at our good friends home, Barb and Jim on Salt Springs Island.  We also met them in Mexico.  They are the best hosts and their home is not only lovely and large, but very happily lived in.
Enter Barb and Jim's property

The grands were visiting and they greeted us.

Althea and Jim

My perfect cup of latte .... brewed by Barb and  better than Starbucks!

Barb at her latte magic maker....

Barb flipping those bison burgers and dogs.

Pat & Barb

Like every fun party, we ended with song and piano playing.
Chop Stix!

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