Halfway through Spring Break and feeling thankful. I love lazy days at home with my best guy.
I also love adventuring with him.
For the first half of Spring Break, we took off to Vancouver Island to visit with friends and wander down memory lane. We made a road trip of it (complete with sound track) – two ferries, a drive down the island, and we were knocking on our friends’ door mid-afternoon on Saturday.
I lived in Victoria from 2003 to 2011. Peter moved there in 2007. It was the first place I ever lived on my own. It was the city where I made amazing friends, grew in my spiritual walk, met my husband. We spent our first year of married life there. So many good memories.
We struck a great balance of seeing friends, visiting our former church, and wandering through our favourite spots. We had a late night and a lazy Sunday with two of our favourite people (three, including their super cute baby boy!) and then fancied it up in a hotel downtown.
We ate at our favourite spots, and some new ones, and did a bunch of those things that you jsut don’t do when you live in a city.
Spring is a little closer in Victoria. Their blooms are out while ours are just beginning to bud on the Sunshine Coast.
There were a lot of “remember whens”. Our first apartment, the house I used to share with five other girls, the coffee shop I once worked at, the park Peter took kids to when he worked for a summer camp. The restaurant we went to on our first date. The spot where we first held hands. The beach near my old house where we made ‘smores and I first thought, “I might be in love with this guy.”
I spent a lot of time up here over the years.
We took a twilight walk along the waterfront to Ogden Point.
It’s good to be reminded of so many lovely places and the wonderful moments they hold. And it’s good to return to our lovely little home and to remember that both good and bad have followed us everywhere. But mostly the good.
Our Road Trip 2014 Playlist
1. Hot Tonight – Tokyo Police Club
2. Hopeless Wanderer – Mumford & Sons
3. Stars (Hold On) – Youngblood Hawke
4. Step – Vampire Weekend
5. Madness – Muse
6. Get Lucky – Daft Punk (feat. Pharrell)
7. Lover of the Light – Mumford & Sons
8. Stay – Rihanna
9. Ends of the Earth – Lord Huron
10. Unbelievers – Vampire Weekend
*Bonus – This list will get you from Nanaimo to Mill Bay