Our Grand Island Adventure!
For the past 2 months I’ve lived under the delusion that I had a dentist appointment in Victoria last Friday. I arranged with my mom to bring the kids to her farm for the weekend since I would need her help to babysit during my appointment. So Thursday I called to confirm, and funny thing. They had called me a month ago to change that appt. and guess who forgot to delete it from her phone?
We went anyway.
I decided that we should take the bus to the ferry since M keeps reminding me that she hasn’t ever been on a public bus. And since it would mean saving us from paying for parking, or paying more to bring the van over, I said “sure!” It was to be our Grand Island Adventure!
I packed up 2 kids, 2 bags and 2 car seats. 1.5 hours and 4 buses later we caught the ferry!
And much to our great surprise, Papa M picked us up in the Westfalia van! The kids were thrilled, thrilled I tell you! “Oh Papa M, what does this do? What’s that compartment for? There’s a bed in the celing?! Can we open it please??
We managed to arrive just in time for rush hour and Papa M decided that 2 hours of battling traffic was for the birds. So we detoured through some gorgeous back country roads …
down to the tiniest ferry launch I’ve ever seen. The kids kept themselves occupied while we waited for the ferry.
The Mill Bay Ferry is about 7 car lengths long and holds about 18 cars. They call it “Vancouver Island’s Most Beautiful Shortcut” . They aren’t kidding.
Mom’s farm is on 13 acres of old growth parkland. She and M harvested the potatoes.
Gracie waited patiently..
We fed the chickens and talked to the turkeys..
And marveled over the albino mohair bunny!
The free roaming Indian runner ducks were pretty shy..
But he highlight of the day was playing down by the river..
Look what grows all along the forest floor..
Stay tuned for more shots from the latest VMQG meeting!