We're just back from a quick trip to Victoria to visit family and also to see a former student compete in the Vancouver Island's Got Talent contest. Karissa sang one of her own songs beautifully and we weren't surprised one little bit when she was selected for the next round.
Independently owned toy stores are as hard to find as independent restaurants, but they can be as worthwhile. We found one in the Oak Bay Village, Timeless Toys, and picked up some great surprises for grandkids.
Good news: We managed to make this morning's 7:00 a.m. ferry sailing from Swartz Bay on Vancouver Island to Tsawassen on the Mainland, much better than our two-hour wait Sunday when one of the ferries was pulled off due to mechanical problems.
Not-so-good news: The southbound Peace Arch border crossing is still "under construction" and that probably contributed to our 40-minute wait. Still, we're back home for a bit and packing up to distribute some timeless toys to grandkids in Wenatchee and Issaquah over the next few days.