Monday, April 18, 2011

victoria part deux

around downtown victoria with JEB:

first stop: deeeeelicious fish tacos from Red Fish Blue Fish (on Bebee's recommendation)...shipping container architecture for Jon

house down at the wharf

shipping container house for Jon

JEB down at the wharf

one eyed seal

canoe and tulip sculpture at Bastion Square

view at Ogden Point

hike at Gowland Tod provincial park

arbutus trees...they look naked, no?

more arbutus trees

i'm obviously fascinated by these trees (as are many west coast artists)
the bark is thin and red and then peels to smooth nakedness

giant banana slug...remember tremors?

the water is finlayson arm...the island hwy is on the other side

view from the top

my trip to nanaimo to visit Toby and Mary:

the Malahat lookout on the island hwy north to Nanaimo


my wake up call in Nanaimo (Nacho the donkey; photo by Toby)

Nacho and Suzy from afar

mum and babe sheep that live beside Toby and Mary's house

black sheep

bbq dinner with the Hewsons and Co. after our final exam

the galloping goose trail (my bike ride to work)

giant smelly lilies

Victoria has been awesome thus far but SO happy to be going home tomorrow for a week and a bit to see my husband...(and the kitty too).

Monday, April 11, 2011

up until now

for those of you that don't know, i (amanda) am currently away from smithers for now, as i complete my emergency practicum at Victoria General Hospital...

prince george (at jess and matt's house): lindsay with richard (aka: rick james, aka: RJ)...coolest cat ever (don't tell thespa)

fraser canyon (drive from prince george to vancouver)

linds in the elvis cafe

elvis cafe

the king and i

linds and the king

hell's gate...closed

the hell's gate tram...a ride to come back to

linds and i at hell's gate

a jameson's whiskey ad at elwood's in kits

night time cherry blossom on the walk from the bus stop


ferry to victoria

gulf islands (view from the ferry)

cherry blossoms at U Vic (awesome bike ride from Saanich, where Linds' dad lives)

Cordova Bay (of course i got lost on that bike ride, but this was obviously worth it)

Friday, April 1, 2011

a couple of days of photos

March ski day...last day of riding? not sure...yet.

but probably the last day of any semblance of powder
(the tree tops aren't this white anymore)

jon's first attempt at a group photo, making himself the centre of the photo and cutting his wife out completely, heh

2nd attempt...breann and dave in the background

breann contemplating the unknown?

jon, breann and dave navigating the natural moguls (wrong exit from a tree run...we always end up on alpenhorn...always alpenhorn)

wrong turn (double black run with a drop)

stopping before the little cliff drop

jon wondering how the h-e-double hockey sticks we ended up on this run...and probably more so wondering how we're going to get down

the vertical that is a double black
(taken from "chicken route"...we found a way down)

laughing at the irony, sitting on the "chicken route"
(yes there is actually a run that goes in to the trees beside the drop off with a little sign that says "chicken route"...and yes, we are both chickens)

the end of the chicken route, halfway down the double black

a well-deserved rest


a spring hike up malkow (this view never gets old)

breann, lindsay, amy and me (sinking up to my knee in wet snow)