Tuesday, March 31, 2009

the Great BC Odyssey pic spam

~ a great night for meat, and meeting Mel and 668 ~



~ otters and orcas and dolphins, oh my ~




~ just happy to be walking the seawall instead of shoveling snow ~



~ and hanging with Dr Sun ~
~ in his pretty gardens ~

~ meanwhile, over on the island, friends waited ~

~ with seaside walks ~

~ and houseboats ~


~ and dog poop signage ~


~ and dead people with million dollar views ~


17 comments:

Wandering Coyote said...

Great pictures!

I think I'd like to be buried at Ross Bay, come to think of it...

Dr. Monkey Von Monkerstein said...

If you keep eating that stuff in that first picture and you'll both end up having a heart attak like I did. I'm just saying.

SME said...

These are fab. I looove watching otters, they're so unbearably cute and have such personality. But that clown mask is gonna be giving me nightmares...

mister anchovy said...

It's been several years now since I've been in Vancouver. My usual trips to BC involve trout in the south east end of the province. Nice pictures!

Sean Wraight said...

Fantastic pictures Barb. What a lovely family. Sure looks like a good time was had by all; Meat orgies and blogger meetups included!

Your travelogues are much appreciated Barb. It's almost like being there.

Great post(s)!

Sean

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Champagne tastes, Wandering Coyote! I have a feeling I am going to be going for the burlap sack in the bush as my final destination.

Yeah, it's probably a good thing we don't live in Vancouver, Dr M, because it's addictive.

She was WEARING the clown mask when we walked into the restaurant, SME! That was freaky.
Otters totally rule. Everything.

I imagine it's a completely different type of fishing on the west coast, Mr Anchovy. The Spousal Unit did not even investigate, strangely.

It was a great trip, Sean, and the record holder for most bloggers met on a single trip, at 4. Bonus!

Anonymous said...

Love your pics, Barb! That's a cool travel mug in Eva's hand!
You three look relaxed and in good spirits, good health too, I should add.
Nice little snowstorm here overnight!
Great word verif - grandwa.
Berni

~Jen~ said...

you posted that picture where I look like I just shit in my pants!

Allison said...

Great photos. Its good to know spring exists somewhere!

Aw, the picture of the otter just made my day. Adorable.

That sign is quite funny. I have an album of interesting signage (well, interesting to me). One of the great parts of traveling!

Barbara Bruederlin said...

For some reason we all stopped being sick while in BC, Berni. I don't get it.
Yeah, we had more snow last night, too. grrrr more tonight as well, apparently.

Now that you mention it, Jen, you kinda do! hahahaha sorry!

Spring's not exactly busting out all over the place there either, Al?
I would love to see all your signs some day! And you are welcome to add that one to the collection, if you like.

justacoolcat said...

You have way too much fun and I am now jealous of your and Mel's special relationship.

Jas Bhambra said...

Nice pictures, Barb.
I expecially like the where you and Jerry are attacking the food. You're looking great Barb. I love your hair color.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

We need to all meet up sometime, JustA Maybe Mel and I need to crash your island retreat sometime.

What a huge platter of food that was, Jas! Enough for many meals.
I covered up that um, blonde hair, before our trip.

kelly said...

oh no more albertans have discovered OUR island!

Jen does look a tad cranky in that picture

Barbara Bruederlin said...

I can understand why you islanders would get possessive, Kelly, especially when the big ugly Albertans move in.
That is definitely not one of Jen's more flattering pictures haha.

Westcoast Walker said...

I should have known something was up and that you were near by - I sensed a tremor in the Force and had visions of Zombies dancing in my head!

I am glad to see that you enjoyed the rather lovely community that I am also proud to call home. My Province thanks you for gracing us with your presence

Barbara Bruederlin said...

It was a great trip, Westcoast. I hope to see more of your lovely city when and if the RO goes to school there.