Happy 9th Birthday Moxie!!

Moxie-licious turned 9 today! We started the day with our traditional donut breakfast and then I sent all 3 kids off to Peterborough Academy of Performing Arts theatre camp (Amazingly appropriate – and just plain amazing) on a sugar high!  Afterwards there was the usual (but never boring) dinner, cake and presents!! I can’t believe that…

Day 17 (British Columbia) CBC R3 Song of the Day

As a tribute to Canada and my love for Canadian Indie music, I’ve not only created special provincial playlists for my Cross-Canada road trip but I will also be featuring a: “CBCR3 Song of the Day” Every day I will showcase a CBCR3 artist from the province where we happen to be travelling. (the rules…

Day 17: Tofino, BC – Errington, BC (via Ucluelet)

At the advice of Blazena we drove to the Ucluelet Aquariam (it was cold, damp and foggy in Tofino so this seemed like the perfect indoor activity).  We were not disappointed. It’s small but is a very informative, hands-on non-profit aquarium that operates on a catch and release system (all animals are released back into…

Day 16 (British Columbia) CBC R3 Song of the Day

As a tribute to Canada and my love for Canadian Indie music, I’ve not only created special provincial playlists for my Cross-Canada road trip but I will also be featuring a: “CBCR3 Song of the Day” Every day I will showcase a CBCR3 artist from the province where we happen to be travelling. (the rules…

Day 16: Errington, BC – Tofino, BC

HAPPY BIRTHDAY MOXIE!!!!! Moxie opened her gift from Kim, Dottie and Tim, answered phone calls from her grandparents and text from her other grandparents (it’s busy turning 8!) We said good-bye to Andrew, Leanne and the pets (as far as I can tell we have not chicken-napped any foul) and took off down the Pacific Rim…

Day 15: Victoria, BC – Errington, BC

A non alarm-clock day – woohoo!  Instead we woke up and went down for a morning swim in the pool. Afterwards we cleaned up and walked down to Fisherman’s Wharf to look for Sammy the Seal. We were in luck! We had a visit with Sammy, grabbed some breakfast and went back to the hotel….

Day 14: Penticton, BC – Victoria, BC

We fly home a week from today?!?  booo!!! Today we went back to an early morning wake up and long travel day.  As I was making toast for breakfast I happened to set the smoke detector off (before 7am – oops sorry to the people in the rooms around us) apparently my knack at setting off…