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We’ve been trying to plan a cross-Canada road trip with our dogs and a trailer for some time now, and we thought this would be the year we could make it happen. Unfortunately those hopes were dashed when we discovered that our CR-V cannot tow even the smallest of campers! Something we never thought to investigate when we purchased it two years ago.
We settled on a plan for a shorter, easier trip to BC for a bit of R&R, followed by a ferry ride down to Seattle to visit Ali’s family. I’d never been to Vancouver Island before, and Ali and I were thrilled when a good friend from Toronto said she’d like to fly in and join us for a couple of days mid-trip. What better way to recharge than with mountain views, ocean air, and seeing new places with good friends?
As we started booking accommodations and doing other research, I found an option to avoid the long ferry trip to Seattle, and take a 45-minute ride in a seaplane from Victoria instead. I asked Ali whether she thought 2+ hours on a ferry or 45 minutes on a seaplane would be worse for her motion sickness, and she decided to bet on the seaplane. It was also surprisingly affordable, so we made the leap and booked it for the second leg!
The views from our flight into Victoria were spectacular, and as usual we shifted into high gear as soon as we landed. We picked up a rental car at the airport and headed straight for the ferry terminal to visit an old friend of Ali’s on Salt Spring Island. Little did we know, but we could see his property from the ferry as it pulled into Fulford Harbour!
You’ve got to see this to believe it! This fully-renovated, open-concept corner suite in Westminster-Branson features 3+1 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a massive balcony with unobstructed views, storage locker, and TWO parking spots.
This custom-built home offers 2,100 sq ft of living space, three bedrooms, and four bathrooms. The master bedroom has a walk-in closet, an ensuite bath, and a walk-out to a balcony.
There are hardwood floors throughout, crown moulding, recessed lighting, and the kitchen features quartz counters with a centre island/breakfast bar and French doors that walk out to a lovely deck and fully-fenced back yard. (more…)
When a close friend of ours told us she’d be getting married in St. Andrews By The Sea, we booked the weekend off work, booked the flights, and prepared to pack as much fun into three days as humanly possible. Mission accomplished!
The ceremony and reception were held at the Algonquin Resort in St. Andrews, an hour’s drive from St. John. The hotel was originally built in 1889, destroyed by fire in 1914, and replaced that same year. It’s one of the most photographed buildings in New Brunswick, and we can certainly see why!