Wednesday, April 15, 2015

The Friends Who Came Along

For the first time ever, Jack and I had the same week off school for spring break. Roger and I stole him away from his friends and took him north on an adventure to Seattle and Vancouver Island.

When we stopped at a hotel the first night, Jack pulled out a VW van he'd made out of Lego and put it on the nightstand. He'd filled it with mini-figures, proxies for his friends. He said it was his way of taking them with us.

As we traveled, he pulled out the van to take pictures. Sometimes he even took all of his friends out so they could get a better view.

Here are some of the highlights:

Arriving at the Space Needle
Catching the view of downtown Seattle from the Space Needle
Watching a tug boat navigating the locks between Puget Sound and Lake Union
Stretching legs at the Boeing Factory. So sad we couldn't take a camera inside.
Exploring the tulip fields near Mt. Vernon, WA
Exploring tidal pools in Sydney, BC
Navigating the stepping stones across a pond in Buschart Gardens
Enjoying the surprise inlet at the bottom of the Japanese garden (Buschart)
Hiking along the shore in Victoria, BC

And a PS that we found entertaining: There are more old VW vans per capita driving around on Vancouver Island than I have ever seen in one place. Seriously, we must have crossed paths with 50 of them! Jack and his friends fit right in.


Megan Goates said...

This is so charming. What a wonderful trip.

Louise Plummer said...

I love this. What a great idea!