Thursday, July 18, 2013

Vacation, Day 8

We all slept great. Maybe too great. I woke up with a whopper of a headache. We went to the pool as we promised the kids another go round on the huge water slide. Then, we headed to Denny's because it was in the hotel and easy. We ordered and I told David I needed to go to the restroom where I puked. I'm not sick, but I think it was a combination of everything that had happened in the last 24 hours. The only thing worse than puking is doing it in a Denny's bathroom. At least the were clean, kind of.

David had got our rental car earlier that morning. We packed up and left our hotel by noon and headed for the ferry to Gibsons. The roads were just gorgeous in Vancouver. Look at these trees lining this street!
IMG_7225
This was the cool bridge.
IMG_7227
I've never been on a ferry with a car. It was a neat experience and super simple. I thought it would be more complicated. It wasn't at all.
IMG_7230
The kids on the ferry.
IMG_7234
My daily obligatory picture.
IMG_7238
It was just stunning views everywhere you look.
IMG_7242

IMG_7245

Somewhere on the ferry, I started feeling like myself again. Thank goodness. We got to Uncle Terry and Aunt Paula's home and we were all so happy to be done with traveling for awhile (or ever). They are such sweet people. We had some lunch and walked to the beach.
IMG_7257

Emily was walking on this log above the water.
IMG_7258

This is their daughter, cousin Amy, and Emily found a new best friend.
IMG_7263

They swam in the ocean.
IMG_7265

And looked for shells and beach glass.
IMG_7285

They decorated this long and named her Shelly the Seahorse. They put hair on her and everything.
IMG_7294

David, Amy and Aunt Paula went for a swim.
IMG_7276

The boys were thrilled playing on the beach with sticks and pretending to be ninjas.
IMG_7280

Uncle Terry took Ben on a logride.
IMG_7283

Ben made this stick stand up in the stand. He thought he was super cool.
IMG_7289

My girl looking sweet.
IMG_7295

Emily eating a dead crab or pretending to.
IMG_7296

This is such a nice small town. Everyone knows everyone. This dog lives a few houses down on the beach and he just walked down and went swimming with us and got some love. Then, he walked back home.
IMG_7297

The kids played with a dead baby jellyfish.
IMG_7301

For a self proclaimed "not an outdoor person", Ben loves water. He was running up and down the beach totally in his element.
IMG_7306

This was the path to the beach. It was awesome. I love all the greenery. Blackberry bushes are growing wild everywhere.
IMG_7308

Emily hitched a ride on cousin Amy for the part of the walk.
IMG_7309

Emily and Uncle Terry played a card game. The tree behind them is covered in moss and so cool.
IMG_7311

David and cousin Greg.
IMG_7313

They made us a great dinner of ribs, corn and chili. It was so good.
IMG_7314

Aunt Paula, Emily and Noah became slug hunters tonight. Armed with the shaker of salt, they got 5 of them. Apparently, they will eat the entire garden over night.
IMG_7318

I started the day puking in a toilet at Denny's and ended the day here. A complete 180. I'm excited to explore this beautiful place and enjoy our wonderful relatives.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

So happy to hear you made it safe and sound! Looks absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to hear about all your new adventures - no more puking! Love you!
Love,
Pam

Anonymous said...

GINA, SORRY YOU WERE SO, WELL UMMM SICK~~~HAPPY U FEEL SO MUCH BETTER~~DAVID'S FAMILY SOUND SO SWEET AND KIND~~OH YUM, LOVED THE MENU THEY SERVED YOU FOR DINNER~~MY KIND OF MEAL~~YUM-O~~LOOKS LIKE YA'LL HAD FUN AT THE BEACH~~MY 3 GRANDKIDS LOOK LIKE THEY NEVER RUN OUT OF ENERGY~LOL~SLEEP WELL HAVE LOTS OF FUN BE SAFE~~LOVE TO ALL, MOM/GRANNY

Anonymous said...

So happy to see you finally arrived in Gibsons! A day that started out not so well seems to have ended on a happy note.Thanks for including some pics of the family. AMAZING how much David and Uncle Terry seem to resemble each other. I know you will have a chance to catch up on some lost sleep and have some real Canadian food and fun. Love that Amy was there. I knew Emily would love her. Waiting to see some pics of Ben looking forBig Foot. Hope he finds him! Have fun!
Love,
G

Linda said...

Wonderful photos! Glad you're feeling better.

Love, Linda