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Saturday, June 8, 2013

Part 2-road trip from Victoria BC back to home.

One misty moisty morning when cloudy was the weather we took a walk down Government street before  most stores were open.Rain drizzling down so gently. 

The Empress Fairmont seemed magical. 

We found a cafe to have breakfast in . 
Later that day ...We

went site seeing around the Island of Vancouver.
So nice,just the two of us .
Next morning while Paul slept,I hurried on down for breakfast alone.I was the only one up at The Empress it seemed :) I wanted to repeat some of the walk We took the morning before, only this time 
 meditating on the Lord and shopping ; ) I have wanted  this type of tea cozy it seems forever-this would be the day.Late next evening leaving Canada, We found a lake that at that moment in time was enchanting.It was sparkling dark blue purple in the evening rain.I was so excited.
Trying to capture what We saw.
Driving into the rain forestand out again,landing at the Ocean.
We all enjoyed the view.
The beloved Redwoods.
One of My best photos I've ever done, right out of the blue.Everyone loves where forest meets ocean.

My beloved Big Sur. Here I have tons of  memories from My youth.
Then we drove through familiar yet fun and pretty towns...
(Oh Yes,She was good to get back to.)
 until We got home.With this little one waiting for Me to babysit.This pretty souvenir tea cozy will remind Me of that morning alone meditating on the Lord and shopping ; ) Love Denise......Sharing with anything blue party..... found on top of My side board.


BucksCountyFolkArt said...

Sounds absolutely perfect. Looking forward to getting away and rejuvenating too.
So glad you're having such a wonderful time.

Chatty Crone said...

I have never been to B.C. it was nice to see some photos of it. And you are looking good. sandie

Susan said...

Hi Denise...Wow. What a wonderful photographic remembrance of your fabulous trip. Loved seeing both Part 1 and Part 2.

Congratulations on the 100 pound loss. You look so much younger (and happier) now! That is sooooo commendable.

Thanks so much for sharing. Susan

Denise said...

Wow, such a nice trip my dear friend, thanks for sharing.

doodles n daydreams said...

Once again, lovely photo's Denise. I have enjoyed your trip to BC and back. Great pic of you at Big Sur as well.


thisisme said...

Hi Denise. What lovely photos for us to look at and, as I'm never likely to be visiting those places, it was even more special for me. Yes, I loved the photo of where the forest meets the sea. Looks as if you had a super trip - happy for you! Beautiful little baby in there as well - what more could we ask for?!

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

FABULOUS DENISE! I remember Big Sur on our honeymoon; my first time ever up north after living in L.A. all my young life. The beach is my favorite destination, whether it's the rough coastlines of the Atlantic or the northwest or the Mediteranean or tropical, the water is a gift from the Lord.

How wonderful and magical to go out "on your own" and to meditate. THEN to find a sweet souvenir? How perfect is that!

Thank you dear friend for coming to visit my post. May light always surround you! Anita

Simply Shelley said...

Such a lovely trip. I love your tea cosy ...so pretty. Blessings dear friend

Lady Linda said...

How fun for you Denise! I LOVE VICTORIA!!! I think Jim and I are going this summer to celebrate our 40th! We were going to go back east, but that first grand baby is due the end of July so....

Paula Welcia said...

Thanks for your comment ;)
Of course we're following you :)

Snap said...

Lovely trip and great tea cozy! Happy Tea Day!

Johanna said...

Hi Denise,
that was a wondeful journey. To have such a breakfast alone can be very delightful, because you concentrate every sense to it. Thank you for sharing so many nice moments of your life.
Best greetings, Johanna

Lavender Cottage said...

It sounds like a perfect getaway and your tea cosy will be a pretty reminder of the good time you had.

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Hi Denise,
It sounds like you had a splendid trip. We have been out three times to BC and the last time was just at Christmastime. My son was going to take us to Victoria but alas, I had my little accident while at Whistler and that sort of spoiled the rest of the trip for me. Oh well...
Your tea cozy is very pretty and I'm so glad you got one to remind you of your trip. Thank you for sharing and coming to tea. Have a lovely week.


Martha's Favorites said...

Hi Denise: Everything looks so perfect. What a wonderful visit to Big Sur. Have a great week. Blessings, Martha

Tea in Texas said...

Wonderful trip and a beautiful lady in the photos! I'm so proud you lost the weight! We drove from Dallas, Tx to Eugene, Or last summer to visit my son! The mountains and coastline in Oregon plus the Columbia River valley is breath taking! Your trip was a fabulous adventure and the perfect reward! You and your husband with the cute pup certainly saw some beautiful scenery. We also stayed in similar hotels to The Empress while visiting Toronto and Ottawa a few years ago. The hotels were built during the time the trains were transporting passengers and they provided a place to stay in these gorgeous hotels while crossing Canada! Thanks for sharing the beautiful photos of you trip!


kluckingbear said...

What a wonderful trip! I do love that tea cozy.

One of my favourite songs that makes me realise God’s always around. — Dancing with God, Verse 1: You dance over me While I am unaware, You sing all around But I never hear the sound, Chorus: Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You How You love me Verse 2: You paint the moring sky With miracles in mind, My hope will always stand, For You hold me in Your hand.