We had 48 hours in Campbell River. So we made the most of it.
My wife and I hit the Shelter Point Distillery at lunch and then off to the Beach Fire Brewing Company for some more samples.
My wife and I had a lovely afternoon together sampling booze. We paused at the 50th Parallel for a short walk and enjoyed the scenery. We returned to my mother’s place for dinner with the family and then headed out again.
We goofed around with a selfie stick and the kids took pictures at the beach with their cameras. We took my mother’s dog with us for a walk as well. My family has stopped using her slave name Jodie and renamed her Snowball. (Rick and Morty fans would love this dog!)
We checked out this year’s wood carvings. It added a bit more silliness to our night. Then we headed back to Gramma’s for some dessert and another sampling of Sunshine in a Barrel before calling it a night.
This morning we went down to the local beach near Gramma’s for an early morning stroll. Our oldest daughter grumbled and argued about going. In the end, we “forced her” to come along. We parked near the sea walk and her and I wandered out towards the water.
There was a large rock that had an entire ecosystem living at the base. We saw sea stars, crabs, hermit crabs, a sea anemone, some eels and a sea slug. My daughter took some photos with her cellphone.
After an enjoyable walk, we went back to Gramma’s and I made breakfast. We were getting ready to pack up and head out to my sister’s place next when my sister called. My kids decided that we should invite Gramma to Auntie Nikki’s. More because they wanted her dog to show up.
We ventured forth to another ferry. And waited for almost two hours to catch this ferry. We wanted to be early so we could wander the beaches nearby and our oldest could take better photos with a digital Canon Powershot S5 that we lent her.
All-in-all it was a good 48 hour visit to Campbell River. The family and I are all smiles going on these journeys. Our puppy was happy as well.