Saturday, August 02, 2008

Those Dreaded Vacation Pictures!

I thought I'd share a few pics of our vacation. Captions are under each photo, so you'll know what's going on.

This is Sam's tour group; he's on the far right, leaning against the chair. That's me sitting and watching, and the baby belongs to the youth pastor of the church they had sung in the night before. She loved the guy holding her, and he seemed pretty smitten with her. The guys tease him that he's a girl magnet, just that the girls are all under 5 or over 50! ;)

This is the view from our balcony. We were close enough to see the beach, but not the people on it. The cold weather was a blessing; it kept the people dressed.

Looking back to our hotel from the beach. The hotel looked like an old southern home, but was made up of one-bedroom suites with a living room and kitchen.

Yours truly on the beach. This is the extent of my beach attire. Notice the hoodie - it was still chilly even with the sun shining.

My honey - without a jacket. He loved the cool weather!

Horseback riders on the beach. There was a place right on the beach where you could rent horses for $20.00 an hour. We are not horse riders.

Our living room. The hot tub was built into the corner. That was the only thing I would change to make this a perfect place for us to live in when all the kids are gone. I don't think a hot tub in the living room would be all that great. The squares on the wall were surround sound; there were speakers in the bedroom too, with XM radio on the TV. Classical music was wonderful streaming through the suite!

Looking back down the hall to the front entry. The bathroom and bedroom were on the left going down the hall. Everything was decorated so pretty and the entire suite was spotless. I loved "living" there for two days.

Sunset on Wednesday evening. The clouds were too thick for a really spectacular sunset, but it had been a beautiful day.

Leaving Port Angeles, WA, on Thursday afternoon.

The US Coast Guard stayed with us for about 30 minutes into the journey. We assume they escort the ferries out of American waters. They looked pretty impressive to me.

Leaving Nanaimo, BC, Thursday evening. This is a sister ferry to the one we were on. The Olympics are coming!

Leaving the harbor of Nanaimo. The clouds were too low to see all the mountains, and it rained heavily all the way across the strait. But all was snug and comfy inside the ferry!

If you read this far, you deserve a medal! I love to see pictures of people and the places they go, so I hope you enjoyed seeing a bit of our vacation. At least our family will probably enjoy it! LOL


  1. Hi Susan ~ so glad you enjoyed yourself on your mini-getaway! I read to the end because I love seeing pictures of places you have been, too. I especially enjoyed these pictures because they brought back memories of a few years ago when I visited a friend in Port Orchard, WA. She planned one of our days to ride the ferry over into Canada. Those ferry pictures looked so familiar! I could just picture where you were. Thank you for sharing them!

  2. Great vacation pics. So glad you had a good time.

  3. It was fun to see the pictures! That looks like a fabulous suite to stay in! Very nice! :-)

  4. Anonymous11:55 AM

    Susan, those pictures were not dreaded at all. I thoroughly enjoyed them. I am happy that you were blessed to have such lovely accomodations. Blessings to you this week. v from n. Idaho

  5. How wonderful for you to get to have a special time away! :)

  6. I enjoyed your pictures. They were beautiful.


  7. gosh that looks like quite a vacation. I love the view from your balcony :-)


  8. What a great break Susan...loved seeing the pictures....

  9. Deb! I'm so glad to see you. I was about to write to you and make sure all is well over there. I hope your ferry ride was smoother than ours when you visited out here!

    Bren, we had a great time - thanks for enduring my pics!

    Tammy - the suite was wonderful. I kept thinking how easily I could live in a place that size.

    V. from Idaho - we were blessed to be there. It was nice to get away to an uncluttered, quiet place for a few days.

    Mrs. C - the special times are more special because they are so far between! ;)

    Kristi - I saw you on Courtney's blog this morning. It was like seeing an old friend! I said, "Oh, look, there's Kristi" just like I knew you in real life! LOL

    Amy, that view was great! At first I was disappointed that we weren't closer to the beach, but being that far back gave us a feeling of seclusion.

    Deby, it's not too far from you - you should try to go there sometime, just to take a little break. It was a nice little town!

  10. I love photos like these. Glad you had a beautiful place to live for those days. Very pretty!


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