We’re back from our second trip this year to the city. It was hard to leave Leify behind; the first time I ever have. He was fine though and excited about being able to spend time with his Dad, who took the time off to care for him. They spent the week bike riding, fishing, working on the truck canopy Cam’s building and generally horsing around. They called everyday, sometimes more than once but it wasn’t until the day before we came home that Leif was really missing us.
Lily and I saw the doctor we came so far to see our first morning in the city. I’d hoped that we might be able to get her tonsils taken out during this trip but it didn’t work out that way so we had the whole rest of the week to focus on visiting with my four grandparents and Cam’s grandmother. We were also super lucky to borrow a car and drive out to visit with Erin.
We love exploring Granville Island, especially on quiet sunny evenings. This trip was our first taste of summer. It was wonderfully sunny and warm! We didn’t need to bring sweaters with us everywhere we went and I wore shorts most of the trip.
Lily’s underwater camera proved to be tons of fun when swimming at my dad’s club. I’m continually awed by her comfort in the water.
Erin‘s home is on some of the most beautiful land I can imagine. A dream property with a dream house on it. I truly forgot we were so close to the city most of the time we were visiting and even had thoughts of looking at real estate in the area! I normally want to live as far as possible from cities and heavily populated places.
What a welcome!
One of the first things the kids did was meander across the field to a good climbing tree.
We explored the gardens, played with the chickens, chatted, walked, the kids played in the creek finding tiny trout, enjoyed the hot sun, ate incredible fresh food and chatted some more…
Lily and I didn’t want to leave at the end of the day…
It was a joy to spend time with Erin and her family. I’m so grateful for our friendship and how it has touched our lives in such a positive way.
Gosh, I took so many more photos than I shared here. Click on any to see them bigger or more of them. Lily took some pictures which I shared as well; some of the only photos of my that we came home with.