Tuesday, February 16, 2016

TRIP TO NANAIMO FOR A WEDDING



"LOVE DOES NOT CONSIST OF GAZING AT EACH OTHER, BUT IN LOOKING TOGETHER IN THE SAME DIRECTION."
                                                  -----Antoine de Saint-Exupery----- 

We left here on the 12th to go to Nanaimo, BC to attend my friend's nieces' wedding on February 13th.  (I imagine that is the closest one can get to a Valentines wedding when it falls on a Sunday)  It was a long trip over, taking most of the day to get there.  Once you get to Vancouver, there is a two hour ferry ride to get to the island.  We had pre-booked nice accomodation.  At the time, we did not know that it was so close to where the wedding was being held.  The wedding was not until 6:00 that evening so we spent the day getting to know the city, a little bit.  The wedding was very nice, about 100 people in attendance.  There was a nice potluck meal and dancing to a DJ  everyone seemed to have a good time.  On Sunday we did a bit of exploring of the area and drove to Qualicum Beach, a few miles away.  The weather was rainy for the most part, but we had a nice relaxing Valentines Day.  We left where we were staying about 8:30 Monday morning to drive to the Ferry, which did not leave until 10:15.  But, of course, one has to line up to get on a Ferry.  It was raining when we left, and rained all the way home.  With lunch stop and other rest stops, we were not home until 7:30 pm.  It was a long day, but we were glad to have attended the  wedding.  Now, it is time to get back into our normal routine!

    Image result for Images of Ferry going to |Nanaimo from Tsawwassen      Nanaimo is reached by BC Ferries from Tsawassen or Horeshoe Bay.

City of Nanaimo on Vancouver Isand


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2 comments:

  1. Love that quote.
    And your photos. A truly beautiful city.

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  2. It really was a nice trip. It is too bad that it rained the whole time we were there.

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