Today my Grandpa and Nana drove down from Nanaimo and spent the day with us. We took the scenic drive into Sidny, and boy was it scenic!! I was in complete awe of their ocean, their forest, the HUGE homes along the coast, and the flowers in every ones yard.
In Sidny there is a brand new aquarium. This aquarium is so kid friendly and wheel chair friendly! We all had such a great time and the boys loved it! Evan really enjoyed himself, but was NOT a fan of the octopus or the petting area.
When you go into the aquarium they make it feel like you are sinking down in submarine, it was so cool and the boys loved it.
Evan sat in front of the jelly fish just staring for a good 10 minutes.
Evan is trying not to look or touch the sea cucumber He preferred being shown the animals instead Listening to the sea
the aquarium had real killer whale skeletons. Evan was completely fascinated!!!! He kept touching the teeth over and over again.
Following the aquarium we all went to lunch and drove back to Victoria. We walked through the Empress Hotel and took in an IMAX movie.
There are a series of hotels in Canada that the old rail way built. The hotels stretch across Canada and are all in the most beautiful settings. They are old and grandiose. The Empress hotel is one of these hotels. It was beautiful!
this is proof of how strong the winds were todaythese are signs on the Empress property pointing to the other chateau's across Canada
these totem poles are in the BC museum. They were each built in the 1800's!!
The IMAX movie was about the Hubble satellite in space. WHAT AN AMAZING SHOW!!!!!!!!!!! I was so impressed and sat there in utter awe! There was one point when the shuttle was taking off that Evan sat wide eyed and leaned into me. WOW!
afraid of butterflies and sea cucumbers but not large bears!
a smoke house that now sits on the BC museum property
We all loaded the cars and drove up to Nanaimo with my Grandpa and Nana. We stopped at a restaurant along the way.
Nana was a hit with Landon! :-)