Saturday, May 23, 2015

Mini Vacation

A couple weeks ago my parents invited us to enjoy a mini vacation with them in a place called Sooke on the south end of Vancouver Island. We stayed at the Best Western Premier Prestige Oceanfront Resort, which was absolutely beautiful.  The building reminded me of something I might find in the Bahamas or Deep south.

This was my favorite little spot in the lobby. The d├ęcor was stunning!
Enjoying brunch together
We spent a lot of time soaking in the hot tub and pool. Because it was low season for the hotel we practically had the place to ourselves.
Amelia spent most of her time there underwater, as she was thrilled to have an opportunity to use the snorkel and mask she received for her birthday.
One morning we were looking for crabs at the pier when all of a sudden a harbor seal popped up in front of us. Nathaniel quickly ran to the nearest bait shop and bought some frozen mackerel to feed them.

They ate right out of our hands! 

We also took a lovely hike around the at the Sooke Potholes Regional Park.

My poor mother had thrown her back out earlier that day but it didn't stop her from tagging along.

Getting out in the woods with these two reminds me of the good old days when the three of us would venture into the wilderness behind our home armed with only a buck knife and some rope.
Amelia was thrilled to find a red bellied newt, but devastated when she had to leave it behind.
We also took the trek to Botanical beach and enjoyed some time in the wilderness.  It was WINDY!


What fun that was!!!!! Thanks Oma and Opa!

1 comment:

Mrs. R said...

Oh my that place is beautiful! We will be close by so maybe we will need to make a mini vacation there too! Looks like fun!