After a sad but wonderful night saying goodbye to some of my best pals in Comox last night, the first day of our road trip got off to a bit of rocky start.  We meant to wake up at 5:15am in order to make the 8:30 ferry from Nanaimo, but the alarm didn’t go off and when we woke up at 6:30 all hope of making the ferry was gone.  Not a huge deal since we made the 10:40, but a bit of a kink in our plans.

Here’s a snapshot of the rest of our day;

Nate stretching his legs in the ferry terminal in Nanaimo

Checking out the Sea Otters at the Vancouver Aquarium especially for Auntie Gill

A baby beluga whale nursing….an amazing sight and an incredible photo capture!

Nate and Dale checking out the Jelly Fish tank

One of my favourite shots of the day!

We left the aquarium, had dinner in Chilliwack at Ricky’s where Nate totally charmed the wait staff and finished an entire kids plate of spaghetti, and made it to the hotel in Hope by 7pm.  Then we took a quick family dip in the indoor pool and plopped one very tired little man into bed!  Very very shortly his Mommy and Daddy are headed there too!  Not bad for our first day on the road.