On Saturday, June 30 and Sunday July 1 we finished our latest trip and drove home to Reno.
The traffic on Interstate 5 going south from Tacoma, through Portland was terrible. But we finally made it to Oakridge, Oregon where we spent the night. Oakridge is a small town but we had a great hamburger dinner and live bluegrass music at the local pub called Brewers Union Local 180.
We are home again now for the month of July then will head out again to Northern Europe. We plan to visit Denmark, Sweden, Norway and Ireland. Suggestions of places to go and things to see are always welcome.
This morning we packed up and checked out of our wonderful rental house in Malahat. We took the ferry from Victoria to Port Angeles, Washington on the Olympic Peninsula. Tonight we are staying at the Resort at Port Ludlow.
Since Monday my brother and his wife, and my sisters and their husbands, and Duke and I have been sharing a beautiful rental house overlooking the water north of Victoria, British Columbia. During the day we have each done our own things and in between we have had lots of time to talk and enjoy each others Company.
Wednesday four of us went to Butchart Gardens.
Tuesday Duke and I hiked around Thetis Lake.
Thursday we hiked to the Goldstream Canyon Trestle.
Sunday morning we drove into Victoria and toured the Provincial Parliament Building.
We did some grocery shopping and then checked into the rental house where we are all staying for our Robinson get together. We had a great time catching up.
We slept in this morning after getting to bed about 3am. We got on the road just after 11 and caught the 3:30 ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Vancouver Island. It is raining and everything is lush and green. Tomorrow we rendezvous with the other three Robinson kids and their spouses for our family get together.