Finn is our little seasoned traveler.
He rolled his suitcase along, hopped on and off the moving walkways and stayed close to his parents (for the most part) as we made our way around the airport. We landed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada where we were reunited with Grandpa and Grandma Snarr (after a year of not seeing them). They are serving as missionaries in Victoria, located on Vancouver Island. We were excited to see them, for them to meet Fox for the first time, to see the sites and meet some of the people whom they love to serve.
Right off the plane and straight to the beautiful Stanley park to get all our wiggles out!
We strolled along the water and wandered along some trails.
Closed our eyes for one second and Finn is goners… see if you can spot him!
Lee and Syd live in Victoria on Vancouver Island. We took about an hour ferry ride to get to the island. On the ferry there are things to eat, places to sit and watch tv, and places for kids to play. On Sunday, Lee and Syd took us on another ferry ride, this time to Salt Springs Island, a much smaller place, where pretty much everyone farms, and where one of the worlds largest and famous artisan and food markets occurs on Saturdays. We spent Sunday there to attend church. This is a picture of, not the church we attended, but the oldest church on the island. Lee and Syd had just helped to repaint it. The ward we attended consisted of about 17 members. It was the ward Primary program on that day and so the 2 Primary children (brother and sister) spoke and the little girl even sang as her sister (the only young woman in the ward) accompanied her on the piano. It was such a sweet program. The ward is small but it is mighty with the spirit and we loved the people we met there.
Everywhere we turned there were beautiful views of either rolling hills, towering pines, leaves changing colors, mountains or the water. We fell in love.
Pumpkin picking adventure...
The Butchart Gardens are the absolute prettiest gardens I have ever been to. If I could I would plop my house down right in the middle of it all and take it in every single day.
We strolled around downtown Victoria, ate the BEST fish n' chips at Red Fish Blue Fish, and took a Harbour Tour. (Notice in the picture above there is a plane that landed on the water.)
We met this sweet woman that Lee and Syd visit often. She has MS and so it was nice to be able to help her by raking her lawn and visit with her a bit. She was so sweet and friendly to us, we wished we had more time to get to know her.
Our boys! Playing in the leaves and the trees.
The British Columbia Parliament Building