But I have to say that the theme of our trips was picnics. Steven and I have always enjoyed picnics together, plus we each enjoyed them as kids with our parents and grandparents. During our anniversary trip, we enjoyed picnics in Vancouver’s Stanley Park, inside the George C. Reifel Migratory Bird Sanctuary, overlooking the sunken garden inside Butchart Gardens on Vancouver, Island, on the Victoria Waterfront Harbor, at Hurricane Ridge in Olympic National Park (where we were just feet away from a raven!), and in Heritage Park, just steps away from the Washington State Capitol Building in Olympia.
However, the most memorable picnic was on the night of our 10th anniversary. We picked up food from Green Cuisine in Victoria’s Market Square and headed to Beacon Hill Park. We found a park bench tucked next to a pond where we were surrounded by squirrels, ducks, geese, gulls, pigeons, and even a few peacocks. We also had dozens of Great Blue Herons fly over us and land in the nearby trees, in which they were nesting. Plus I had a close encounter with a black Eastern gray squirrel. The funny thing about our picnic was that Steven and I honeymooned in Boston, Massachusetts where we walked up Beacon Hill and encountered our first ever black Eastern gray squirrel, and then we spent our 10th anniversary at Beacon Hill Park, just this time it was in British Columbia.
Hi! I’m Kristy. I am a conscious living lifestyle expert, a mom to many furry companions, a wife of a marathoner, an avid vegan cook, and a photography enthusiast. My family and I live in Vancouver, Washington. Find out more >>