Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Off To Parksville

I had a terrible night of insomnia but at least all I had to do today was be on holidays. For some reason I could not stop thinking about a million things. Gary is so good about just...not thinking:) We got up, had breakfast (three pieces of toast for each kid...piggies!), packed up all of our stuff and went two blocks back to Beacon Hill Park. It was raining but the boys didn't care. We saw a lot of ducks and then went to the playground for a bit.

We also went to the Children's Farm there for a bit and the kids loved the baby goats...so cute! Great idea, Haley:)
We did a scenic drive and then went off to Parksville. You can tell the kids have been playing hard because Koen had a nice little snooze.
We are staying at condo just a 5 minute walk from Rathtrevor Beach in Parksville. By taking that big ramp (below) and not being beachfront, we save $50+/night:) This is one of the simplest/smallest/oldest condos that we have stayed in but the kids (and I) love the jet tub that we have so that's a perk! There's also a playground right outside our door:)

The weather has been crazy all day. Rain, snow, sun...the works.
The inside joke of this trip is saying `Who wants to go to the Dolphin Show?'. It's because when we play Junior Monopoly, Kai inevitably gets that card over and over (Go to the Dolphin Show and pay $2). So, no one here wants to go to the Dolphin Show. I should have told `Ms. Megan' this trick to get Koen to smile because this is the smile you get when you ask him...
Koen could've stayed on the beach forever but our Mr. Kai Bear has been a bit grumpy and was ready to head back in once the rain started again.

I love being on holidays. I love the beach. I love the way these boys travel and explore.
Well, I'm going to head to the couch and start on book #2:)

Love, Louise

PS I think Gary and I need to do a trip just the two of us back to Victoria sometime. It's so different doing that trip with kids. Still good, just a whole lot less romantic. Maybe next year we'll take our bikes across on the ferry sans kiddos. Yes, I think a bike trip is romantic.


  1. Sorry to hear about the insomnia - glad you're all having a good time despite the weather though :) how fun!

  2. Oh my goodness! Weve totally stayed at that place! haha.