Monday, July 21, 2008

Trip of a Lifetime Report

What an awesome trip! We have so so many pics that we couldn't put them all on here but we put about 50 on Facebook if you want to check there. Here is a quick rundown...

A pic on our drive from Vancouver Airport up to Whistler. We were so excited!
To ride down the mountain at Whistler you have to use a downhill bike and wear full armor. I really can't describe how awesome it was. We rode up the lifts and flew down the mountain on the different trails. One of the coolest things I have ever done! And I was one of the few girls up there so I felt especially cool. HAHA! Oh yea, and I didn't fall off. Amazing. Ha! Kris was flying over jumps. It was incredible.
Here is our Bed and Breakfast in Victoria. Loved the fireplace, loved the whirlpool bathtub, love the innkeepers with the British accents and amazing food.
When in Rome. We rode all over Victoria speaking to eachother in British accents and making eachother laugh our heads off. It was hilarious. Kris learned a phrase he now loves and kept saying to everyone. When you want to take a look or peek your head in somewhere they will say, "May I take a snoop?" Kris ran around saying this to people the whole trip.
He just looks so rustic and handsome :) My very own Robert Redford. We drove across Vancouver Island to Telegraph Cove where our Kayaking excursion began.
I'm reviewing the map to see where we want to go and what route would be best.
The water taxi dropped us off at a secluded island in the middle of Johnstone Straight. Not a person in sight.
So we hiked around until we found this AWESOME camping spot! Isn't that incredible?
Kayaking on glass. It was so peaceful. Like we were the only people on earth. We saw tons of bald eagles, dolphins, fish, etc etc
When we wanted a lunch break we would park at a little island, put up the hammock and eat. It was so much fun.
And we both would read our books. I love that Kris loves to read too.

When we made it back to Telegraph Cove there were people waiting to board whale watching boats. It felt like a grand arrival with people lining the docks. Haha. A few even took pics of us!

It was just an amazing trip full of such fun, crazy, romantic memories. Something about going far away and being completely alone with nature - leaving our jobs and "lives" behind just puts things into perspective. We really felt like we learned a lot and even came back a little bit changed, a lot more bonded. I can't really describe it but it was great and I love his guts :)
Trip of a Lifetime #2 is in the works for later this Fall...


diana said...

Wow! That looks like it was such an AMAZING trip. I especially loved the kayaking photo. . . you saw dolphins?! Maybe you guys could plan out my next vacation? Thanks.

Glad you had a great time. Glad to have you back.

JenJ said...

Looks AWESOME!!!!
Love you guys.

Molly Rivera said...

i know exactly what you're going through each sunday w/ your sunbeams (and so does mom). how funny!!! when are you posting your baby announcement?
well, your pictures look awesome (seriously kris, what a talent) your vacation sounds unforgettable, and i'm glad you two are still alive and more in love. i showed off your blog to my family here in Ak. i wanted to show off kris's pictures and Cathy's beauty! they're in aw! love you guys.
ps- i love anne of green gables too!!

Molly Rivera said...

oops, the comment from molly rivera is from me, nina crookston. molly is my sister in law.

Janelle said...

What a beautiful trip. Those pictures are amazing. I would never be brave enough to do real mountain biking. I love that you are so adventurous.