18.08.2011 - 19.08.2011
On the way, driving to the ferry, we were "front-ended" by a big black truck (...bad omen? hmmmm) It seems like minor damage to me, but Dad says that the whole bumper has to be replaced. It was very hard to say goodbye to all of our loved ones we will not see for three months, but we toughed it out knowing that time will fly by (and that Stu will be with our beloved animals). We ate all of our bagged snacks on the ferry and we still even had room enough to have a wonderful early dinner with Aunt Joan, Uncle Freddy, Paul and little Clementine in Tsawwassen. After telling them of our plans and eating Chinese food, we had to say goodbye. Paul drove us to our hotel, (Executive Inn... i think) we deposited our bags in the room and then all of us walked around in Richmond and went to that really awesome chinese mall. I bought cute asian stickers!!! After the night in our hotel, we went to breakfast (included). Trip Advisor had a comment on it that said the lady was pushy, and that she shouted, but she was a very nice lady. She took interest in where we were from, where we were going and even what the tap water was like in Victoria. She was very cute, but we unfortunately missed the opportunity for a picture with her We were shuttled to the airport and are currently sitting in the departure lounge, our whole box of girl guide cookies all eaten. We are all excited to leave, and Ali and I seem to be the most impatient. We have been saying: "How soon do we leave?" and "Should we go yet?" every few minutes (much to the annoyance of Mum + Dad). Soon we will be in Germany, and maybe the full imapct of our trip will hit us then. For today though, we are still in Canada, enjoying the excitement and anticipation of leaving.