The most remarkable thing about our trip happened before we even left the house. I asked Lucy to pack her suitcase. She did - and she had folded and organized the clothes into four outfits, with underwear and socks. I didn't even check her bag before we left. Rob and I were stunned...
It was so lovely to take the ferry to the magical wonderland of island life. The place we stayed (Blue Vista "Resort") was not fancy, but it had a great outdoor area for the kids to play, with a few balls and such provided. Deer were everywhere and best of all, Jasper got to see the animals at Joyce's Meadowmist Farm - peacocks, peahens, peachicks, goats (Dusty Miller was the favorite kid - a very cute and friendly baby goat), sheep, chickens, rooster and a wonderful dog named Bridgett.
We spent time in the woods, time on the beach, time on the farm, and ate all meals but one in our little "resort" cabin. It was quite idyllic. And Canadian ferry boats offer turkey and quinoa wraps! We knew then we were in a friendly country. We've been back for several days now, but Jasper still occasionally says "Goodbye, Dusty Miller."
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