Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Sea to Sky Highway

Victory and defeat. Triumph and tragedy. Diversity and unity. I love watching the Olympics. Looking at the beautiful scenery last night in British Columbia brought back a flood of memories.

Our family has travelled the sea to sky highway in British Columbia twice. The first time was when our children were 5, 10 and 15 years old. We had a grand adventure which culminated when we returned our rented van; unrecognizable from the sparkling van we drove off in. We had been many miles into the deep woods and up and down mountains on unpaved roads. We hoped that the thick layer of dust would cover the scratches we'd picked up in the forest. I don't have the pictures handy on my computer from that trip, so thought I'd share some from our adventures just a few years ago. Though we travelled in style on a cruise ship, Builderman managed to take us on some of the legendary outings he is known for. Believe, me, I can tell you some stories!

I just have to share a P.S. photo to my post earlier this week about high school memories. I had pulled out this photo of me and Builderman taken in my junior year in high school. He laughed and said "I still have that shirt!" and proceeded to pull it out of the closet to prove it. He defended it by saying. "it's a good corduroy shirt." Then he thanked me for marrying a guy who will wear the same shirt for 35 years. You make me smile. We've known victory and defeat. Triumph and tragedy. Diversity and unity.

Happy Valentine's Day!


Tammy@If Meadows Speak... said...

That last picture, speechless! :) What a great fun family adventure.

My ADHD Me said...

I LOVE that last picture. A Woodstock couple.

You've traveled a lot and done a lot of exciting things.

I like how you ended your post with the same sentence you started it with.

Have a great evening!

Protege said...

You have such a beautiful family. What a lovely recollection of your trips in pictures. And look at that dashing couple! If pictures could speak, right? But perhaps they do...