Just after this Thunder took a photo of me and then slipped with the camera over his neck. He seemed okay, but the camera lens wouldnt work anymore...so we did not have the camera for the fabulous beaches that followed...but in our minds eye we can see them. ( I hope)
We were lucky enough to get a visit in with Tracey and Billy before the summer zipped by. Gabriola Island was a treat, Tracey took us to a lot of Beaches with beautiful rock formations, shorelines and sea life to explore. I think Thunder and Ocean had a blast. They even looked at the recycle depots thrift shop and found some trinkets. Ocean LOVED spending time with their dog Rosebud. Thunder- who is usually apprehensive around dogs- seemed to really enjoy her company toward the end of the visit. I enjoyed watching this process. Thunder played his first full game of checkers with Tracey- who won! ( He tells me each time I recount the stories of his trip with him)
Thunder searching for Beach Glass. Laura and Ocean chasing dogs on the shore... Pretty Blues at the beach.We finally were able to get Aunt Laura to the glass beach in Sidney. We had tried before without success. It is one of Thunders fav. spots in Sidney. We have brought home so many pieces of beach glass that we dont know what to do with them...now we choose a number at the beginning of the search to agree on before starting and only take that many.
Aunt Laura visited and on the way back to the ferry we took her to Sidney by The Sea- We took in some of the second hand thrift stores. Laura and Thunder found a large box of Hot Wheels and tracks which Laura bought for him.... Good idea to do it as she is leaving! So hard to figure out without the instructions..Ha Ha . Here we are cooling down at the local starbucks.
We separated on the walk back. First we followed the arrows in reverse, but Thunder wanted to go up a hill instead. Ocean wants to do everything her brother does. Grandma went the safer way, and then had to bush whack our way through to the other side in order to help Thunder and Ocean through to the park site.