Swim Days

We usually spend every afternoon in the pool while we’re in Arizona. It is joyous, and probably some of my favourite memories of kid-and-grandparent time have been created in the Read More…

Sharp Barbs in the Desert

Isabeau had a big day on Monday, starting with a 5 A.M. wake up in Vancouver and ending in Scottsdale, Arizona. At some point about an hour before bed (a Read More…

Travel Basics

Tutu skirts and sneakers. One part girlie girl, one part tomboy, 100% adventurer. And with that, we are off for our annual trek to Arizona.  I am beyond worn out, Read More…

Mount Baker

From the summit of Mt. Baker, in the middle of a cloud. Isabeau wished we’d brought a jar along with us, to capture part of the cloud inside.     Read More…

Parksville

A few weeks ago the family congregated in Parksville for my dad’s 70th birthday. I had never been, so had no idea what to expect, but what we found was Read More…

Ferry Rides

On the ferry between Tsawwassen and Nanaimo. The last time they were on the ferry was about a year and a half ago, and they barely remembered it. This one Read More…

On Traveling With My Son

Traveling with children can present unique challenges, but I was expecting this trip to go fairly smoothly, considering that the kids are older now. Of course, I didn’t take into Read More…

Growing Up

Day One of Arizona vacation: Just breathed through a snorkel for the first time ever. No big deal. *dies* Day Two: Trusted his life jacket for the first time and Read More…

Pretty and Pointy

Aaah, the desert. Where all the pretty things basically just want to impale, sting or otherwise harm you.                     Of course, Read More…