Friday, March 11, 2005

Hello from the Island

Hello!

Well, we're on day #2 here in BC, and i'm feeling a little spoiled :) We got in okay on wednesday night, after a close call of being on a flight that was delayed 2 hours. With our original tickets we had a stop over in calgary, and that was the flight that was delayed for 2 hrs, which means we would have missed our connector flight to vancouver. luckly though, they automaticaly switched us over to a direct flight, and we actualy got there sooner than origianly planned.

Steve's friend Nicole picked us up from the airport and drove us over to her place were we're staying. she's out of downtown vancouver a bit, but about 2 blocks from the water, and right across the water is dowtown vancouver. the area she's in reminds me a lot of the beaches area of toronto - very nice old houses, right by the inlet with a great walking path all the way to teh bridges over to vancouver.

yesterday we spent the day walking around a bit since it was such a great day! lots of sunshine and great warm weather (what is it there back in TO?? -20 or something...) we then met up with steve's uncle and cousin, and we headed off to the ferry to head to the island. a bit of a glitch in the plan though, we were there at 3:00, and missed the 5:00 ferry by 7 cars. we hear there was problems earlier in the day or something, so that's why it was so full. so, had to wait for the 7:00 ferry, and then a 1hr, 40min ferry to the island, and finally arrived at thier place around 9pm.. whoa, what a journey!! ordered pizza, hung out for a bit, and then it was off to sleep.

now it's still morning and we're just finishing off our coffee's and borrowing a car and heading off to victoria, which is about 30 min away. then, the plan is to catch the ferry back in daylight, so we can enjoy the ride, and explore vancouver a bit more before we have to head back to the cold sunday night.

Hope all is well at home.
~Suzanne

2 Comments:

Blogger riekie said...

Sure hope you aren't flying Jetsgo... you'll have a hard time coming home!

March 11, 2005 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Suzanne said...

Nope - WestJet... it was close though! only about $40 each difference. if it was cheaper that would have been the way we went! yikes.. well, acutally, being stuck out here for a couple more days wouldn't have been that bad!!

March 11, 2005 at 10:23 PM  

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