Friday, June 13, 2008

Seattle and Vancouver


We had a great time away. Flew into Seattle and toured the Downtown area. Went across and back on the ferry ( the one you see in Greys Anatomy). Walked around Pikes Markets and went to the first Starbucks. It was an easy city to negotiate and we could have easily spent more time there. There weather was damp and drizzly - it was like that most of the week but it didn't bother us too much.

Met up with Marion in Vancouver. There's a couple of photos with her. The cruise ship she was going on looked fabulous but unfortunately we couldn't go aboard to see inside. Hope she took lots of photos. Had a lovely evening with her and Lorna and then the following morning too. We saw her off onto the boat - or ferry as Jacob and Abi said! We then left for 3 nights on Vancouver Island - photo of my lot on the ferry. VI is much bigger than I expected - larger than Cyprus. I should have done a bit more research before going. The children loved collecting shells which are now stinking out the laundry room! Didn't see any whales but had a good look round and a relax.

Allen flew off to London and I returned to Denver with the children. Off to the zoo tomorrow and various local activities over the next week or so. Hoping it'll be hot enough for the pool at the weekend as it's very windy at the moment. Our plane was extremely rocky but I kept calm!

Hope everyone's well


1 comment:

carriesweatland said...

Hi Rachael,
Glad you had a nice vacation to Vancouver/Seattle. Very nice pictures. Our kids enjoyed the postcard as well. My dad is thinking about visiting for little Annie's birthday, so I'll try to get an answer about when exactly he is coming. It should be the weekend after we have planned for in August, but I'll double check. We are off later this week to New Mexico. We are considering staying over Monday, since we got a day later start than we had hoped. We'll see. Say hello to the kids/Allen for us. Carrie