Growing up we always went out to the cabin in Invermere, BC. I was so sad when my parents sold their cabin, and sad that my kids could never experience all the fun times I had there growing up. It was the best summer vaca spot and we would spent weeks and weeks there. We shared it with 3 other families, mostly our relatives. anyway we would end up going up for our week then a few of us would stay up when our next cousins would come, and then when our friends would come and it was just fun all summer long at the lake.
Anyway, since i have been married, I have come home every summer for at least a month and I have loved every summer that i spend up here in the perfect weather and away from the Texas heat. Well for the last 6 years we have come up and gone out to my Dad's sail boat that is out in Victoria, BC. I have been able to get certified and cruise around the islands with my parents and have also loved the memories of that and bringing my kids out there to do that. I have some great funny stories and have seen some of the most beautiful things in my life out there. Boat life is so different than anything I have ever known!
soooo....point of all of this is that my Dad is selling the boat to my uncle who lives in Australia and they needed to get the boat down there. The journey will take several months and the first leg of the journey is from Victoria to Hawaii. The Crew got wound up and Brian of course jumped on that!! It has been something that we always thought would be cool to do and he wanted to go, and could with the flexibility of his company.
This last weekend we headed out to BC to see the boat off... so we spent a few days in the cutest little town called Chemainus. We usually only go there by boat and it is so small and quaint that it was strange to actually stay there and drive in by car! It is a town known for its murals painted everywhere and the little theatre with live plays year round. The kids loved all the hotels and playing at the boat on the docks waiting for the crew to finish up the preparations to leave.
We then turned around and got on the ferry to come home. the kids thought the ferry was the coolest thing ever!! We watched the beautiful sunset from there!
meet the CREW:
BROOKIE "Mary Ann"
If you would like to follow their sailing blog it is on my blog role on the side... it is called "voyage of the Fury IV" They send me info in texts or short calls daily and I will keep it updated. thefuryiv.blogspot.com