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The Wiggly Bridge

March 22, 2012

Picture from the bridge

Surfing blogs one night and my oldest son (4.5) peaks over my shoulder and sees a huge suspension bridge.  Just wide enough for one person to pass across at a time.  He imediatly gets excited and wants to go there.  Getting on a plane isn’t super easy, however heading to one of the local bridges is simple enought.

So once the weekend arrived the plan was to head off to Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge.  With kids plans change, there uncle dropped off a lot of his old toys, and the boys wanted nothing more than too stay at home and play with the new toys (with the occasional break to ride their bikes to the local park).

Eventually we managed to pack the boys up and head for Lynn Valley.  They were excited about the bridge, and loved it once we got there.  I was surprised that nether of them seemed to feel at all nervous on the bridge, although for the first time I found myself a little nervous, I guess kids do that.

Lynn Valley Suspension Bridge

I am getting used to the constant exploring along the trial the boys seem to love, as each puddle, stick, rock and root needs to be studied.  Today was not the usual slow paced walk.  The boys raced from place to place, pausing only long enough to announcing how great whatever they had found was, before racing off to the next stop.

After making hiking the loop between the suspension bridge and a lower fixed bridge we sat down at a pinick table for dinner.  Then going across the suspension bridge again, just to turn back we got in the car to head home.

This was a fun adventure as it started with one of them pointing to a picture and saying “I want to go there”, and in the same week they got to experience it for real.

7 Comments leave one →
  1. March 22, 2012 9:30 am

    I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog, and the photos are amazing! Your area is gorgeous! My husband and I have talked a lot about visiting Canada; so green and lush.

    Anyway, from one adventurous family to another–Happy and Safe Travels to you all. Your boys are such handsome little guys. : )
    I welcome your comments any time, on our blog. Kindest Regards, Penny

    • March 22, 2012 3:19 pm

      Thanks for following! I am glad you like the posts and photos. I enjoy exploring around here, get fun with the kids.

      Love the Van!


      • March 22, 2012 3:24 pm

        How is the camping up there? It looks so inviting, though I’m sure it is much cooler than here in Texas. lol
        Where would you recommend? Just in case we might ever trek that way. : )
        Thanks so much for your comment/reply. It is very much appreciated.

      • March 22, 2012 3:50 pm

        The biggest problem I have with camping here is all the options. As for temperature the province has many different climate zones, from super hot in the summer, to ski resorts near glaciers that offer skiing all year. The local gulf Islands have an amazing coast line, and get maybe a couple weeks a year of freezing tempetures. Vancouver Island has nice beaches, amazing mountains to summit and is quiet. As you drive from Vancouver to Whistler their are old volcanoes, alpine meadows and cliffs that impress (lots of rock climbing). Heading East the climate gets dry, so completely different landscapes. It takes us about 10 hours to drive to the east side of the province, where the Rockies are, these are amazing. There is a very long list of canoe trips, ocean kayak trips, places to sail and roads to explore. For camping lots of provincial parks, some National and then forestry campsites (lots for free) on all the logging roads. On these you can find hot springs, native cave drawings, huge waterfalls and many lakes. I struggle to pick 2 places for our longer holidays each year as there are so many. Short list with an RV would be Northern Vancouver Island and Rocky mountains. Both amazing! (neither I have yet posted about in my blog)

        I am planning a trip to a remote part of the province to see the spirit bears, a ferry goes here, but no roads.

      • March 22, 2012 5:38 pm

        Sounds Amazing! And now…I will be researching a trip to BC. : ) Thanks so much for all the information. I really appreciate it.
        Looking forward to checking out your blog on a regular basis.
        Happy & Safe Travels!

  2. March 23, 2012 10:17 pm

    I love your blog posts! Beautiful photos! =)

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