One of the great joys of being retired and living back in BC again is that we have ample opportunity to spend time with our four grandchildren. Two live near us on Vancouver Island, and two live in Northern BC.
|Exploring Qualicum Estuary |
|E Claims his Private Island|
|Let's Build a Castle|
The favourite destination on "Grandma Days" is the big playground at the Parksville Community Park.
|We Love to Climb|
|"Climb on, Grandma. We're taking off."|
|Ice Cream Cones, then a Walk on the Boardwalk at Parksville|
|Testing the Adult Gym Equipment|
|A Swim and a Picnic at Spider Lake|
Because our other set of grandchildren live in the northern part of the province, we don't get to see them as often. However, we were very fortunate to travel to Maui with them in late January, before the corona virus restrictions began. And we also were able to visit them this summer.
They are 7 and 5, and love to ride their bikes. The first rainy morning, they rode their bikes and we walked through the new subdivision nearby that is under development.
The dog enjoyed the walk too.
|Grandpa and Granddaughter|
We explored the Railway and Forestry museum, which was fascinating.
|"Hurry up, Grandma!"|
For Rob, a retired locomotive engineer, it was a walk down memory lane. The kids liked it because there was lots of interesting equipment to climb on.
|"Cool, I can reach the pedals."|
|"I'll race you!"|
A highlight of our trip was a hike through The Ancient Forest. There were huge trees, the oldest perhaps 2,000 years old.
|On the Boardwalk|
|Admiring the Waterfall|
Another day, and another excursion on bikes. This on included a playground, a water park, and some time spent beside the river skipping stones.
|"Let's shoot some leaves up the jets of water."|
|"That one skipped three times!"|
Our grandchildren bring such joy into our lives.