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Sun Peaks with my girls

Sun Peaks was epic. Four girls on skis followed by parents. Despite -17 at times we had a blast.  We had great convincing power and got permission to ski on Disaster! (blue run)  and sleep overs with all my friends in a room. We had the best ever (well first ever) two sleeps overs and we did really well, our parents never complained. We didn’t run out  of energy until the very end. Skiing followed by sledding, movies, sleep overs and repeated again..three days non-stop. Elsa the dog was with us most of the time and I miss her a lot. I am looking forward to another great trip like this one. Only phone quality pictures taken by all the parents.

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Japan 2017

Seems like November has become a tradition to go to Japan with Dad. Mom joined us after a week as she was busy with the Culture Crawl art show during that week each year. We started off with a big 15km hike up Mt. Takao and Matsumotyo Castle. We did an Udon Noodle class in a funky little shop in Asakusa. We saw the Emperor’s carriages one morning and the Empress drove buy us in Ginza the next morning and waved. I think she must have recognised us. Since we had the JR pass, everyday was a train adventure to a new destination.

Mom arrived and visiting continued through Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Kurashiki, Nara and Yokohama.
There was time for art as well, we got big sheets of paper and we traced art from manhole covers.
In Osaka we met a lovely family with two kids and they invited us for a dinner to their home. We had very nice time and we hope they will visit us in Vancouver.
Nara was a dear fest! ..and I met two Angels in Osaka and Totoro in the mountains.

Cook Island

Cook Island was a bit different than planned. We all went to airport but only me and dad managed to fly to the island. Well mom got a new passport now valid for more than 6 months.

We had a blast, feeding chickens in the morning, eating bananas from the trees, hunting for treasures and snorkling.  Cook Island runs on their own time ( slow motion time) but it is charming except when you have to wait for breakfast (toast and eggs) for more than 40 minutes.

We rented Quad bike and joined a tour, dad went wild.  We saw lots of geckos in our house.

Birkenhead camping trip
Last trip of the summer was camping at Birkenhead lake. It was bunch of us and lots of kids. I had a blast with lots of freedom every day, mom said it was like “the olden days”  I biked, walked around, went to the the beach and had very little parent supervision. Koben and I even saw a bear on one of our walks in the forest.
We did lots of canoeing on both days, swam and hung out with friends on the beach. The parents were very happy to have time for themselves too just sometimes we had to do kid search when everybody realized that somebody was missing. 😉 and I have no clue how it happened that organizers of that trip are not on the pictures.
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2017 London, UK
London was triple special! I met my dear Aunty Liz (Lizzie) and we a had fantastic time together. I miss her very much. Mom met with her childhood friend ( they knew each other since they were 5 years old) and they haven’t seen each other for over 25 years. I spent some time with her daughter Mia and I am hoping to visit her again. London was just too cool, awesome and fabulous, it was very special for mom to be back.

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2017 Prague

Prague was short and sweet. My sister Amber flew to see us there with Josh Posh. We had great time together visiting places, eating out and chilling with good beer. I was allowed to taste some beer when we went to the beer museum. Communist museum was interesting, it is hard to relate to it, but mom was a great tour guide. Enjoy!!!

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2017 Malta, Gozo, Comino
Malta was hot, water was warm and turquoise. Snorkling was great and my biggest achievement was 3 meter cliff jump. We did some kayaking, boating, lots of beach time and cultural. Picking wild figs, grapes straight from the car was truly something. We even saw 3 wild chameleons and changing their colors in front of us was priceless.
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150 years and tour in Canada continues

As part of the Canadian 150 celebration this year we all went back east to Montreal, Quebec City and Toronto.The main reason was to visit Tia Rosa and Jose. I met two lovely girls and together with Tia Rosa we did a mentos/pop explosion experiment, piñata, made candy sushi, did arts and crafts and of course visited places. In St Maria canyon together with mom we did some canyoning, I loved it!!! Quebec City is super cute, Montreal was fun as always especially on the obstacle course at the Pirate Ship and Visiting Embassy of San Salvador. The highlights of Toronto was Niagara falls which we saw from the front, behind, above and at the water level.

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Back to Vancouver Island

Vancouver Island you are just too beautiful and we couldn’t resist going back. This time with the grandparents to celebrate Canadian 150 birthday. Parksville, Tofino, Denman and Hornby Island were on our agenda. We managed to find beaches just for ourselves (mom’s choice) and we saw bears, seals and plenty of eagles. In Tofino we hooked up with Lila and Oliver and the fun began.

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Tofino 2017

Tofino was a blast. Lots of beach time. Lifting rocks at low tide, picking up starfish, crabs and other creatures. We were lucky to see 7 black bears, 4 grey whales, tons of bald eagles, harbour seals, sea lions, and sea otters. Seeing puffins for a first time was super special. I met lovely girl named Page, we spent lots of adventures time together and we may see each other next year in the same place.
There are more pictures of bears than me 😉 I guess I just need to get used to it.
Pictures taken by mom and dad.

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