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Thursday, May 19, 2011

Back on Track

Hi my lovely blogging friends,

So nice to be back and my blog up and running again. Something happened last week to my blog and I even lost my last Post. It saddens me, but not too much can be done about it apparently. It was a google glitch and I don't think I was the only one affected. Well, I'm just happy it is up again and nothing else was lost. SOooooooo I'm feeling better and back from a lovely trip to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. We took a  little vacation here to just enjoy ourselves a bit. What a wonderful city it is! So breathtakingly beautiful, filled with incredible scenery. The rockies surround the city. There are still snow covered peaks surrounding the city and harbor. When we were there, there were 5 cruise ships and we were told approximately 20,000 people disembarked. It was amazing to hear and the city did not appear to be overly crowded. I want to show you some of these amazing pictures.

Left to Right: City and Mountains; Snow tops with sailboat mast in foreground; Waterfront harbor; Harbor and one cruise ship.

Oldest town in Vancouver called Gastown with cobble streets.

Steam clock that chimes every 15 minutes all steam generated; Gassy Jack Statue famous person of Gastown.

Did some great biking at Stanley Park and rode all around the seawall surrounding Vancouver. It was fabulous.

Here are some of the views we saw from the path. The path was for joggers, walkers, bikers, skateboarders and rollerbladers. Such a fun place to enjoy a spring day!

Fountains, men playing cricket, Woman in a wetsuit; island rock with greens; lovely woman; fallen tree all part of the our ride.

Lovely vistas from path, do you see the seaplanes and the one I was able to get just after takeoff?

Fell in love with theses house boats. I think it would be so much fun to be on one for a short vacation!  

OH, we had such a wonderful time, so nice to get away but always so much more fun to get home and get back on tract. "Home Sweet Home", there's no place like home!

Got home really late, due to air congestion, fog, delays, and missed connections...........so home feels great. Lots happened in 6 days, we have leaves and flowers and 70 degree weather.  Can't wait to take some pictures this weekend and share it all with you. I so enjoyed getting up to date with all of you. Now I can't wait to get caught up with all of you on your awesome blogs that inspire me and make me smile. Thanks for popping in and thanks for all your comments. I always love what you have to say. Thanks all and have a great weekend. Be blessed and laugh often.



  1. Dear Robin,

    I am so happy that blogger seems to be working properly now, and even I've lost many wonderful comments, at least we can use this to share our news now! Your vacation seem to been wonderful, and I am so happy to hear that summery-signs are there! We're off to little wool-road trip soon, I wish I can share some pictures with you next week.

    Have a wonderful weekend!


  2. What a beautiful place Vancouver is, so many lovely images of your trip and some breathtaking scenery.

    Hope you feel refreshed after your break,

    lily x

  3. Hi Robin welcome home to bothyour home and blogger. It was a big glitch and such a shame you lost a whole post. I lost lots of lovely comments from my "May" blossom post :0( never mind we're all here again. Lovely photos from your recent trip, Vancouver looks wonderful and so much to do as well. I could live in one of those house boats! I'm glad you are back to sunshine, we are still enjoying it here-2 months now! Have a wonderful weekend and I look forward to seeing more sunshine in your posts.
    Jane x

  4. Hello Robin So glad you're back again!! I love your fabulous photos of Vancouver - what a beautiful place! And it looks like you had a wonderful trip there too, with lots of interesting times. I'm glad you have sunshine at last too. Have a wonderful weekend.
    Helen x

  5. Robin,
    Thanks so much for posting the beautiful pictures. We took a cruise to ALaska and disembarked in Vancouver, we didn't get to see any of it as we were wisked to the airport. Such a beautiful place. So nice for you to get away and I'm so happy you had a nice time.
    Have a great day,

  6. So many fellow bloggers have been affected by the 'glitch'..glad all ok with you now.I was in Canada on a trip many years ago now,staying in Toronto,and people said 'are you going to see Vancouver while you're here'? I would have loved to,but the distance was too far..maybe one day,it looks an amazing place! :0)

  7. Looking at how beautiful and youthful you look, I can't believe you've got five grown-up kids and two grandchildren! Amazing! It looks like you had a wonderful, wonderful holiday, thank you for sharing it with us. Love Vanessa xxx