Friday, November 4, 2016

Sister Trip - Vancouver, B.C.

Because I was able to work on-call as an Underground Tour guide this summer, I was able to go on a much needed sister trip! Our sweet blogging friend, Camille, from Flowers in His Garden had invited us to stay with her for a few days. She also invited a mutual blogging friend, Jen, from Wanting What I Have, who flew in to spend time with us, too. It was so fun to meet these ladies in person after reading about their amazing lives for over 7 years! What a blessing and dream come true. 

The first night, Camille drove us down to the pier to watch the sunset in the bay and have our first taste of gelato. Wow, the flavor was wonderfully intense! What a treat. It seems we all couldn't talk fast enough as we tried to catch up. All of us have slowed down on our blogging as we've moved into extremely busy seasons of our lives.
Love this picture and this verse!

Had to take one more as the sun was setting. What a beautiful, calm night!

The next day, Camille braved the Vancouver traffic and we went across Lion's Gate Bridge see the high mountains on the other side.
Unfortunately they were all socked in so we decided not to spend the money to go up to the top on a gondola since we didn't know if the clouds would burn off or not. We made the right decision. However, Camille's very athletic children ran up this mountain on the trail. To say I was impressed is an understatement!
We went back over the bridge and walked along the beautiful boardwalk around the heart of downtown Vancouver. There is a restaurant under all that grass in the background of this picture!
This was built as a tribute to Vancouver's hosting the Winter Olympics a few years ago. 

We watched seaplanes taking off and land and huge ocean liners in the distance. So many people from all over the world speaking different languages. It was fascinating to people watch. 

Loved this lighthouse, but I love this lady even more! Jen is beautiful inside and out. What a special blessing to have her visit at the same time. Camille was so gracious to have us all at once!

My sweet sis and Jen standing by the lighthouse. 
The next day we traveled to Fort Langley and went to High Tea at the Little White House. A pioneer doctor owned the house and his carriage house was turned into a tea room. It was adorable!
There is nothing better than having tea with my twin sis and good friends. What a lovely time of fellowship we had together.
Yummy food and tea!
Not the best picture ever taken on my phone, but precious to me anyway. Camille was the hostess with the mostest! I was so thankful to have met her and her family in person. They have been through a lot these past few years with losing their eldest teenage son. It has been extremely hard for their family but the love and life in the Lord shine through this family. They are grieving very well and are such a good example to others who have lost loved ones. Their children were just a delight to be around. Camille and her wonderful husband, Howie, have done a fine job of bringing their children up to not only be wonderful people, but to love the Lord with all their hearts, minds and souls. They are true servants of the Most High! 
The next day, after stopping by Austin's grave and praying once last time with Camille, Stacie and I said our good-byes and headed back to the states and stopped off at Leavenworth, WA for some fabulous antipasto. Then we did a little shopping to take home more treats to our families. We stayed the night in Wenatchee, WA and then drove home the next morning. I think, after all that driving together, Stacie and I FINALLY got caught up. I'm pretty sure we didn't stop talking unless we were sleeping ;) We travel very well together, which makes it extra enjoyable. 

This sister trip was a dream come true! I'm hoping we can make this an annual tradition. 

Have a Blessed Day,


magnoliasntea said...

Wow, what a fun trip! Love the photos, especially the boats in the harbor.
Sisters are the best of friends. Have a great weekend!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

It was the best!! My voice is still recovering ;)

Camille said...

What a sweet post, my precious friend. Thank you for coming to was a blessing to us to have had you here for those few days. How good and gracious the Lord is to give us gifts of fellowship with others who love Him. You are welcome here anytime! XOXO

Becky L. said...

Thanks for sharing your time away with your twin sister and friends. Your photos are lovely and glad you could get away together. My sis and I like to do something for our Feb birthdays. She's thinking Leavenworth. I've never been there. She went a few months ago. Will see what 2017 brings! Happy weekend!

Connie Cummings said...

Love that you got your twin time! ! !

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

You would love Leavenworth! I really hope you get to go with your sis😍

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Yes, I know you know just how precious those moments are, Connie! I'm always so happy for you when I see you've been able to be with Carol.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

It was a precious time that I will never forget!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Yes, so blessed!

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Lol πŸ˜‚


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