done like dinner
You may have been wondering where I've been. Well, I had to choose between blogging and packing, and packing won hands down. We leave for Vancouver tomorrow morning, you see, and there was so very much to do. I'm finished now. Finito. Fertig. Done. Like dinner.
Mr. M is a real champion at stuffing things into suitcases, so that's his job, but I'm in charge of choosing what to take and making sure it's all in good order. And then there's the matter of summer-proofing the house and garden so we don't come back to any unexpected suprises after five and half weeks on the road. I am SO tired.
This time instead of the kids and me taking the train to the airport while Mr. M and his mother go by car and meet us there with the luggage, we decided to get a door-to-door airport transfer that will pick us up tomorrow morning at home and then again at the airport when we get back in August. Much easier all around. We're also flying via Amsterdam on KLM this trip rather than using Lufthansa as we usually do. I'm looking forward to spending an hour or two at the well-thought-out and easy-to-get-around Schiphol airport (are you listening, Frankfurt??)
It's about an hour's drive from the Vancouver International to my parents' home in West Vancouver. When we finally get there we'll first need to check out what's new in Mum's garden
and Dad's garage
After that it's off to the beach, only a few minutes away
to meet some old friends,
and do a little of this
Of course we'll be enjoying the view wherever we go
Looking over Burrard Inlet from Lonsdale Quay
View of downtown Vancouver from the North Shore with Mt. Baker, a volcano in Washington State in the background
although we hope we won't run into one of these along the way
And the trip wouldn't be complete without a ferry ride
We wish you all a great summer, wherever you happen to be.