A Getaway /a Birthday surprise /a Puke party @Tofino!

Tofino is a small district on Vancouver Island, off Canada’s west coast. It sprawls on a peninsula within Clayoquot Sound, characterized by wild natural scenery including lakes, inlets and ancient rainforest. Sandy beaches with year-round surfing facilities include Cox Bay, Chesterman Beach and popular Long Beach, part of the Pacific Rim National Park Reserve. The relaxed town of Tofino sits on the peninsula’s tip. (Google source)

In case you’re wondering what that title was, please, follow us through the pictures. They will tell you about our family’s very interesting 3 days getaway in Tofino, enjoy!

On our way, we stopped at Cathedral Grove MacMillan Provincial Park, where you can admire majestic old trees.


Then we suddenly went back in winter… SNOW


We just had to stop to this unreal scenery!


Snow is way more fun in spring, eh?

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The next day, March 15, for our twin girls birthday, we went to Long Beach


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As their birthday present, we went Whale watching!!


We were very excited…



…until we hit big waves.. like gigantic waves… and the boat started going up and down…


The excitement went down and we all took turn puking… yikes…

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But, we all agreed that it was safe on dry land…


and it was the best family getaway so far!


We are looking forward to another adventure without the puke part!




Now, the best and craziest part was that we saw 4 grey whales!! But we were too busy puking… so we ended up not taking pictures. In our family, we have FUN together, we STICK together and we PUKE together!! 😉






Weekly Photo Challenge: weightless

“Take only actions that matter; some actions have weight but do not occupy space… some occupy space and also have weight! You matter; do what matters! Let your dreams count; DREAM BIG and be of VALUE…!”
Israelmore Ayivor, Daily Drive 365   

Bravo to my 15 years old son, I’m feeding you well! 🙂


Us In Parksville bc

It was sometimes rainy, we had a pouring rain, a cloudy sky with a shy sun shining, but none of that stop us from having a great time at the Pacific Resort Beach in Parksville!

Family Getaway

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Sunny days !

My son, Michael wrote a song that says: ”when the sun is shining and the birds are singing, then I know, I am living in a world that alive… made by someone powerful, God…”

Today, I felt that blessing when I looked outside. While some of you, dear friends are enjoying or suffering or hating or tired of the snow, the cold, the storm (I can relate to that and deeply sympathize) the sun was shining on Vancouver Island! I hope those pictures will warm up your heart and tell you that, there is always sun shining days after the storm! 😉






Weekly Photo Challenge: Serenity