Our drive to catch the Vancouver Island ferry was quicker than we thought and painless. As we waited in line to board, I got more and more nostalgic. By the time we sailed and I stood at the rail, I was choked up.
The majestic beauty here is more magical than I remembered. I knew this trip might be emotional but it’s harder than I anticipated.
The goofy scarf was to protect my hair from the wind but didn’t stay on long.
We owned an amazing second home on the island for 13 years. We’d always planned to retire here, but medical emergencies and family issues caused us to give up that dream and eventually sell the house which we’ve missed ever since.
There was an escape factor to coming here. It felt as though we were leaving the rat race behind. The busyness of life ground to a quiet halt and it seemed I could almost feel my blood pressure drop. Life on Vancouver Island is very different.
Back home, the traffic is stressful, the crowds are annoying and the noise level is disturbing. There are quiet locations in California, just not where we live. That’s one of the things I enjoy about RV travel…the quiet.
I don’t want to second-guess our decision to leave the island… but being back reminds me how much it has to offer.
Everywhere we travel now, we wonder, “would we like living here?” Would this location provide the pace of life, level of activity and beauty we like?
Do you wonder what it would be like living in a totally different environment?
Now for some retail therapy. They’re amazing sales this weekend. This is a great time to buy summer clothes because believe it or not, pre-fall clothes will hit the stores in July.
Ann Taylor is offering 50% off select styles with the code SUNSOUT.
Loft is offering 40% with the code NEWNOW.
Lord & Taylor is offering up to 65% off select handbags and shoes and 35% off most other items with the code FRIENDS.
J.Crew is offering 25% off your purchase with the code YAYCLOTHES.
NET-A-PORTER sale is up to 70% off, no code needed.
Nordstrom is offering up to 60% off designer clothes, shoes, and handbags, no code needed
Neiman Marcus Last Call is offering 40% off one item with the code JUNE40. I’m just guessing you could take it off each purchase:)
Neiman Marcus is giving up to 55% off, no code necessary.
Thanks for reading and have a great day!
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