Vacay to Saskatchewan 2014: Day 1 (July 1)
So, after a few weeks away from posting, today I present the first post in a several-week long series of posts about our 11-day adventure from Victoria BC to Regina, Saskatchewan and back. Today is a short July 1 post giving you the preamble and showing some pictures of the Canada Day (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canada_Day) fireworks here in Victoria.
But to start, for the first 11 days in July, the vacay plan was roughly as follows:
July 1 – Tuesday and Canada Day, was all about cleaning the house, doing laundry and packing for a 10 day trip back to Saskatchewan (did NOT spend any time at the Canada Day celebrations downtown during the day – just hit the fireworks at night).
July 2 – leave sometime in the morning, catch the ferry to Tsawwassen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tsawwassen) , and then head out on Highway 1 and see how far we get
July 3 – get to Brooks Alberta (http://www.brooks.ca/) where we would stay with friends
July 4 – spend the day in Brooks Alberta
July 5 – head off to Maple Creek (http://www.maplecreek.ca/) for the wedding of Jeremy and Nikko (and baby Asher)
July 6 – have brunch (also part of the wedding celebrations) and hit the highway for Regina (http://tourismregina.com/) – get to Regina in time for a BBQ hosted by our friend Andy
July 7 – hopefully spend the day in Regina visiting with Susan (recovering from spinal surgery – if she is back from Saskatoon) and Darca, and then possibly having supper with brother Mike and sister-in-law Nadine
July 8 – back to Brooks…starting the trip back home
July 9 – spend the day in Brooks
July 10 – head back to Vancouver – anticipating a very long day
July 11 – back to Victoria, home and kitties!
Now, this isn’t entirely what happened, although for the most part we ended up where we “needed” to be in time to do what we “needed” to do. But more details will be revealed as the days go on. But before that, here are some pictures of those Canada Day fireworks. Firework pictures are NOT my specialty. There are always lots of people in the way, and I never time the shots right. I did fare a bit better when I switched to the emPhone, but still not the best shots.
But the way, did you know that Canada is 147 years old this year? 150 in 2017 man!! That will be a party!
So, as promised, fireworks pictures, and then off to prepare tomorrow’s post – the start of day 1.