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Sigh. It finally feels like summer! (Well, it did a couple days ago, anyway.)
Rob and I escaped Vancouver last weekend for the twins’ birthday party on the Island (Vancouver Island, that is) for a glorious sun-soaking, bbq-eating, popcan-shooting, pond-paddling, frog-catching, cake-munching day.
And just when you thought it couldn’t get any better… it did!
BC Ferries is currently having a sale on trips between Vancouver-Victoria, and Vancouver-Nanaimo/Duke Point.
Which means that for what would normally have been $69 (2 adults + a vehicle) for a one-way trip to the island, we paid only $30!!
That’s $60 instead of $138 for a fun-filled weekend, just a ferry trip away.
This promotion (if we can call it that) seems to be a bit confusing. We didn’t even know about it until we visited the website as there’s no advertising around for it. And while the website calls it a fare, the BC Ferries employee who took our money at the booth told us it was a ‘Customer Appreciation’ event.
Whatever the case, we love saving moola.
If you’re thinking of getting out of dodge for a few days, the CoastSaver sale fares are available until the end of June.
Just make sure you check the CoastSaver calendar online before you go–you may have to go from Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay on the way there but leave from Duke Point to get back to Tsawwassen to get the CoastSaver both ways. That’s what we did. It wasn’t far at all, and well worth it.
Even if I didn’t have an excellent excuse to go back to Victoria soon (which I do… miss you Kym!!), I’d go. You should, too!
A lot of people get really body conscious in the New Year, what with overeating during the holidays (mmm…bigos….) and resolutions to hit the gym more often. And so, I thought it fitting to spend my first day of 2007 at the Body Worlds 3 exhibit at Science World here in Vancouver – or, more precisely, spending most of my day waiting to get IN the Body Worlds exhibit (and then 35 claustrophobic minutes snaking through the hordes of other people who had the same bright idea).
Rob, Karolina, Jaime, Mike and Kit went skiing to Whistler so I thought it would be a fun thing to do, being in a ‘by myself’ sort of mood. Other than the fact I picked the worst day ever to go, it was… underwhelming. I’ve seen a lot of this stuff on a field trip in grade 12; I’d say the only thing that impressed me was the guy holding his own skin in his hand – be warned, that link is not for the faint of heart.
If you’re thinking of going, I’d say save yourself the $25 and view all the pictures here. Unless you really dig that sort of thing, of course. The exhibit is on until January 14th.
Karolina and I went to the Van Dusen Botanical Gardens tonight (not far from our house) to see the light display… We were NOT expecting that many lights… but boy oh boy oh boy, we LOVED IT!
Here is a very special video of Twinkle Toes Karolina… You saw it here first, folks.