Motherland (day eight)

My long-suffering stepmum rose before the crack of dawn to take us to the airport.  We walked right past the long line of people at the check-in (yes, long line at 4:30am) to check in at the kiosks were there was no line.  At the Vancouver airport you must go through US Customs and Immigration […]

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His Royal Cuteness is Tricky

Yesterday Little Red said, “Mummy, it’s Sunday today.”  “No, sweetie,” I said, “today is Wednesday.  On Sunday we go to church.  We aren’t going to church today.” “It’s Sunday.” “No, it’s Wednesday today.  It’ll be Sunday in a couple of days.” “It’s Sunday.” “It’s Wednesday.” “It’s Sunday.” “It’s Wednesday.” “It’s Sunday.” “It’s Wednesday.” “It’s Sunday.” […]

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Motherland (day seven)

We had to stop by the campground to pick up Andrew and Elena before we got on the ferry, so we also stopped to pick up a dozen muffins for the family.  (Paul came out from the market with a funny look on his face.  “Tim Hortons would have been cheaper, but you’re right, these […]

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Motherland (day six)

We went to sleep on Saturday night to the sound of the seagulls.  I awoke a few times to the sounds of the revellers on the street below, but it was more pleasant than anything I’d heard at home from RockStarNextDoor.  In the morning as we dressed for church the seagulls were an underscore to […]

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Motherland (day five)

First thing in the morning with Dad and his parents in one car, and Paul the kids and me in the van, we trekked on down to Tsawassen to hop on the ferry.  It was the boys’ first boat ride of any kind, and my first in nearly a decade.  I was so excited!  Crossing Active […]

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Motherland (day four)

Friday’s adventure took us up to Brittania Bay (on the road to Whistler) to the BC Mining Museum.  The drive took longer than we had anticipated because of the construction to widen the highway in preparation of the 2010 Olympics.  Little Red had his first experience peeing in the bush on the side of the […]

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Motherland (day three)

On Thursday we went to Granville Island.  I didn’t have my heart set on anything while in the city except for going to Granville Island.  Little Red chased the seagulls and pidgeons, and watched the geese and ducks. When we were hungry we went to the market and we sat under my new-favourite sign:  That night […]

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Motherland (day two)

We started the morning with Brandy and Russ.  The last time I saw Russel he was visiting my brother and I was home for summer from school.  Brandy actually made a surprise appearance at my pre-wedding festifivites, but even so that was eight years ago.  We’ve both graduated from University, she and Russel have married, I’ve […]

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