Hello my friends, thanks so much for all of your wonderful comments on my last post. That was three weeks ago and I just got back.
I was on a little vacation to see my family.
The first stop on my trip was Nanaimo, BC. My oldest brother, Tim, lives there, I had not seen him in almost four years, and that was much too long. Tim worked the three days I was there, but I had a fabulous time with my sis-in-law Rhonda and visited with Tim in the evenings. She is a beautiful person, a very warm and loving friend and sister-in-law, whom I dearly love. We talked almost non-stop for three days. She has recently redecorated her house and I was able to hem three pairs of drapes for her and make one pair work far better for the window it was on. If I ever get a photo of it, I will show it to you. For some reason, I only got a photo of her dining room.
I neglected to take either one of my cameras, so these were all taken with my Blackberry. I am amazed at how well they turned out.
Nanaimo is on Vancouver Island, just two hours north of Victoria.
These water photos are all taken at Nanaimo Harbour.
We went for a walk around the harbour and had fish and chips for lunch on a small boat that is permanently docked there.
It turned out to be a beautiful, sunny day. The breeze keeps it nice and cool.
Rhododendrons are in full bloom.
This is the view from where their Pastor is building a home, isn't it gorgeous!?
I got to meet two lovely bloggers that live on the island, Melissa of Mia Bella Vintage and Pamela of French Buttons. We spent several hours together wandering around Duncan, where we had a delicious lunch and visited several thrift stores and even a vintage clothing store. I purchased a sweet little picture that I will show you one day.
I got to see Melissa's house, but alas, I didn't take any photos. It's an absolutely beautiful older home that she and her husband have done all of the work on themselves. Perhaps she will let me borrow some of her photos to show you in the future. You will like them, I promise.
I have photos of my nephew's wedding to show you next time. See you then.
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