BC Round-up...Tofino & Nanaimo


Yesterday we trekked through the wilds of the Island's forests to Cathedral Grove, then to Tofino. All the "kids" piled in our car, and we had fun listening to good tunes, playing car games, and getting to know each other better. That's the point of this trip, afterall.

Cathedral Grove is simply majestic. The trees are spectacular. Breathtaking. I can see how the tree-hugging type could become passionate for their cause. The wonders are worth preserving in every way. Here's some pics from the Grove:

Afterward, we drove to Tofino with a pit stop in Port Alberni, which suprisingly has a Starbucks! Who knew?! PS: Don't get the banana chocolate smoothie - bleh! The drive was quite lovely, despite being twisty & turn-y. I usually don't do well in those driving conditions, but I fared just fine.

Tofino is a cool little hippy, surfer-dude type town. We had lunch at this organic, natural food place, then went to explore. I managed to buy funky flip-flops {I can find something to buy something literally anywhere - even Attiwapiskat!}, and Adair bought a t-shirt with a vintage VW bus on it. There are 100s of VW buses on Vancouver Island - it's crazy! We just don't see them too often in the East.

Afterward we went to Long Beach along Pacific coast. Wow. Just wow! It was EZ's first time in the ocean and he...well, he didn't cry per se. The water was pretty cold, but it was fun to dip your feet into the ocean!

Today we toured around Nanaimo. I found some funky shops in the old quarter, and bought some stuff for our home and, of course, some clothes and accessories for me :) We then ate lunch at Earl's {which we don't have in Ontario}, then went to the mall to enjoy the air conditioning!

We then came home to get ready for the 2nd wedding reception - West Coast edition. Here are some gratuitous pics of EZ in his "smart casual" attire!


Shop Girl* July 19, 2009 at 8:41 PM  

Haha EZ looks drunk in a couple of those pictures!!

Those trees look amazing... like, hol crap. I didn't even know a tree could live to be 800 years old...

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