Our second full day of being in Canada Kelly snuck my mom, Jennifer and I off for a day at the Spa while Ricardo and Clayton stayed home with the kidlets. It was a fantastic day but uneventful on the *Exploring Canada* side of things so let’s skip right on over to Friday, our 3rd day!
We woke up early and not long after my dad pulled in the driveway to pick us up for our next adventure. We headed down to Lake Cowichan where my Aunt was staying. Before we arrived at the lake we made a pit stop near town to pick up my car which was parked at my Uncle Alan’s house, which also happens to be the house my dad grew up in (one of them anyways)… My Uncle Alan sadly passed away at the beginning of this year and the house was near empty, but it was still so great to take a peek inside and show Ricardo a piece of our family’s history.
The day couldn’t have been more beautiful and I was so excited to see my Aunt as it had been forever since we had a visit.
There have been a lot of firsts for Ricardo since I’ve met him. One of the things that was never his strong point was swimming. There is no public pool in Puerto Vallarta and the ocean waves are not something I would recommend any swimmer to attempt. This leaves very little room for practicing. However, Ricardo and I over the last couple years have spent a lot of time at a Condo in town that has a pool. He is now swimming around like a fish.
This picture is one of my favorites. If I could pick one picture from our vacation that really summed up how we both felt, this would be it. It captures the fun, new experiences, and Ricardo’s attitude of *jumping right in*
Feel the fear and do it anyways… Ricardo after his jump. My aunt and dad in the background :).
On our first night at the welcome party, Ricardo tried cherries for the first time. He fell in love. After seeing Ricardo devour most of the cherries on her fruit platter, my aunt sent him home with a bag… Well, normally a person might eat a bag that size over the course of a few days… Nope, not Ricardo. Not even half way through our 2.5 hour drive home the cherries were gone! lol
We thoroughly enjoyed our day here with my aunt. We chatted, reminisced, looked at old photos, and enjoyed the sun. It was perfect!
This day was one of Ricardo’s favorites out of the whole trip and I’d have to agree with him. =)