Tofino and Ucluelet

We really had fun exploring the areas of Tofino and Ucluelet on Vancouver Island.  We saw some gorgeous sights.

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This is the lighthouse at Ucluelet:

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We came across this funny driftwood that looked like a face.

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We also explored more tidal pools.

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Chris is always looking for great restaurants and we found them.

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It was so nice to experience another great adventure with one of our kids!

 

Vancouver

Chris and I took a few days off to go to Vancouver, British Columbia.  He was interested in seeing an area called Tofino, so we took a ferry boat over to Vancouver Island, rented a car and spent a couple of nights there.  The beaches are beautiful, such as this sandy one.

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There were several wind surfers in this area.

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2014-07-08 15.30.58_500We went to some of the beaches at low tide and came across some tidal pools where starfish and other marine life were visible.

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The food in this area was great too!  This is a fish taco.

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Teton Hike

We also took a short hike in the Tetons.  Sarah and Jeremy went on up to Surprise Lake, but since our time was limited (and I didn’t want to slow them down) I only went four miles that day.  But it was another great day in the park.  I even came across a mother bear with two cubs on the way back down, but unfortunately was not able to get a good photo of the bears.  Here are some good ones of Sarah and Jeremy though.

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Bike Partners

I got to spend some time with Jeremy and Sarah in Jackson this summer.  It was wonderful to have Jeremy with us, as he does not get to Jackson very often.  We managed to squeeze in a great 10-mile bike ride in the park.  What a perfect day it was!

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Great Stories

Here are some great stories from Compassion International for your summer reading:

The Changing Face of Africa

Water of Life in Thailand

A Mother’s Story

Building a Better Haiti

Cast Away No Longer

 

 

Philippine Update

Remember when Hurricane Haiyan devastated the Philippines nine months ago?  I was pleased to see this update from Compassion International, as relief efforts continue to this day:

Philippines Typhoon Update from Compassion International on Vimeo.