A small Inukshuk someone had built at a beach along the Sunshine Coast
A few days ago I came back from the North, from a province that calls itself "the best place on earth"
Right at the border between Washington and British Columbia
Of course I am talking about British Columbia, on the West Coast of Canada, our neighbors to the north.
We love British Columbia. It truly is very close to heaven - but is it the best place on earth?
Yes, I think so - or at least a very close second to Sonoma County.
British Columbia has far more forests - including beautiful rain forests - than we do in Sonoma County - and they have a wine country that makes excellent wines, especially if you like white and rose wines. Their Riesling and Gewürztraminer are fantastic and remind me a lot of the wines in Alsace and Germany.
At Stanley Park in Vancouver
But that's not all. There is the humor and wit of the Canadians, the kindness of the people - Canadians are such nice people. British Columbia is refreshingly clean and coming back to the US from there is a bit of a shock. Have you ever noticed how trashed our country is? It's a shame.
Canada Place in Vancouver, right at the waterfront
Canadians are just as proud of their country and fly their flag a lot. However, at least one member in our family isn't less proud and shows her support for Canada freely.
Even the mail boxes here are happy and colorful!
When we did this "test" we scored so high we could actually apply for citizenship! (if it were that easy)
And just so that we don't forget how beautiful it is here, every British Columbian car reminded us of that - as if we needed that!
There will be more posts about our time in British Columbia - I still need to organize my photos and make a selection. I just wanted to let you know that I am back and that there is more to come.