Sunday, September 8, 2013

I'm In Love

Have you ever gone somewhere
and instantaneously fell in love?

Six nights and Seven days
Victoria, British Columbia

Maybe it was all the
fun BC wildlife?


Maybe it was the view from our
gorgeous hotel room?



Maybe it was all the
things to see and do?



Maybe it was all the
beauty, colors and entertainment?


Maybe it was being there with
my best friend and love
celebrating 25 years of marriage?



Whatever it was,
I know I will be back.

Places visited:
  • Craigdarroch Castle
  • Butchart Gardens
  • Butterfly Garden
  • Fisherman's Wharf
  • Beacon Hill
  • Royal BC Museum
  • IMax Theatre (3 shows watched)
Things done:
  • 25th Wedding Anniversary Celebrated
  • Meeting up with a blog friend
  • Finding sea glass
  • Riding on a Hippo Bus
  • A bit of shopping
  • Plenty of delicious food was eaten in many fabulous restaurants 
    • Bard and Banker Pub (3 times)
    • Irish Times Pub
    • The Flying Otter Grill
    • The Sticky Wicket Pub
    • The Spaghetti Factory (2 times)
    • Willie's Bakery (3 times)
    • The Clay Pigeon
    • Milestones (2 times)
    • Cactus Club
    • Museum Cafe
    • and of course...a daily walk to Tim Horton's   :)
    • And only one restaurant that was a 'dud' - Avalon Restaurant
  • Many refreshing beverages drank
  • Lots of entertainment taken in
  • Average of 15 to 20 km (9 to 12 miles) walked each day



I took 1139 photos...
I promise not to show them all to you.  ;)



Now to catch-up on some MAJOR blog reading!
See you soon!


35 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

how awesome! :)

Brian said...

WeeeeeeeOooooo, that is sure some happy bunch of busy!

Sandra said...

you both look wonderful and happy and loving of each other. what a wonderful trip you had..

Elisabeth said...

I love your blog .A great picture from the two of you .Jou look great Catherine.That was a awsome trip you and hubby had
XX Elisabeth

Our photos said...

Lovely photo from you two!
Greetings, RW & SK

Magia da Inês said...

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Passei para uma visitinha.
Feliz bodas de prata!!!
Que vocês sejam sempre felizes!!!
Amei as fotos, mas são 1139... muitas e muitas fotos lindas!!!

Boa semana!
Beijinhos do Brasil.
♪♫° ·.
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It's me said...

Hahaha....i Will see all pictures !......love from me...x!

Alice Marie said...

How exciting! I LOVE Victoria!! I grew up in Port Angeles, just a "short" ferry ride away, and I try to get back there every year or two.

HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

Penny said...
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Penny said...

Okay you don't have to share all thousand plus pictures but we must see more than 5! So great to catch up yesterday. Enjoy the rest of your holidays.
Penny

Katnip Lounge said...

I loved your list!!! Talk about a wonderful vacation.

The desert was IT for me--open skies, no trees, sparse. Gives me room to think.

Crafting Queen said...

Congratulation on your 25th Wedding anniversary. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Enjoy your week and hugs to Banjo. :)

Eileen said...

I love the island! It is incredibly beautiful with so much to see and do.

Congrats on your 25th anniversary!

Mary said...

Wow! What a fabulous anniversary and trip. So happy for you both! :) And you walked A LOT of miles. Go you! Awesome! xx

BeadedTail said...

Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate your anniversary! Your photos are gorgeous and I love your list! Welcome home!

Terri Buster said...

Wow- sounds like a fun filled trip!

Lisa Gordon said...

This looks like it was an amazing trip!!1

S. Etole said...

sounds like the best of times ...

Chatty Crone said...

Oh my goodness you look great in that picture - full of sunshine - and I love the white glasses. And the scenery was just gorgeous! sandie

Carolynn Anctil said...

Even though I never lived in Victoria, being a BC girl, I feel like a proud hostess right now. *smile* I'm so glad you enjoyed your visit and that the weather (mostly) cooperated. Even on a day heavy with rain, the bright colours of the houseboats bring a note of cheerfulness to the day.

Welcome home.

Ann said...

wow, you managed to see a lot of things. Glad you had a wonderful time.

SweetMarie said...

Sounds like so much fun! Looking forward to seeing the pics!

Lin said...

Happy Anniversary! Looks and sounds like a wonderful trip. :)

Linens and Royals said...

The food, the views, the colours, I'm sure I would love it all.
Happy Silver Wedding Anniversary. XX

Betsy Adams said...

WOW---that is amazing... I want to go there someday. I've heard that the Butchart Gardens are the BEST anywhere... Oh---I'm so jealous. So glad you had a great trip... What a fantastic anniversary.

Can't wait to see LOTS of those photos.

Hugs,
Betsy

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Catherine,
Well good for you! You look like you were both lapping up that dose of vitamin D from sunshine in order to make that lonnnnnnnnnnng stretch again.
Funny that we both post about BC and Victoria today! Small world; ah well... it's for sure the feline connection and for being very much in love!
Hugs,
Mariette

Becca said...

Sounds like you had a wonderful time Catherine! Victoria is a lovely place and we enjoyed our visit there very much...the gardens are so lovely! The first question you asked in your post? Yes! I fell in love with Seattle the first time I visited there with Russ. I used to cry whenever we'd leave Seattle & head home to Vegas...now here we are! Hope you get to visit beautiful Victoria BC again soon!

Donna said...

congrats on 25! Victoria is a beautiful city and you have captured the beauty with your camera! i am going to look at those pics again! bye!

p.s. Yes, I want to see all 1139 photos thank you very much?

Kerri Farley said...

That sounds like a GREAT Way to spend your anniversary!! So glad you had a GREAT time!!

Pantherka said...

Wow, this is amazing ... beautifully you enjoyed it. Congratulations on your anniversary.

BumbleVee said...

Mom used to live in Oak Bay so I spent quite a lot of time in Victoria area.... almost looks like the view from the Laurel Point Inn... where Greg and I stayed once... loved it....

You sure got in a lot of stuff in a few day s.... whew....

Linda R said...

Sounds like the perfect way to celebrate.. Happy Anniversary. Loving the photo of the two of you.

Hugs~

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Wow! You were snapping lots of photos. I usually come up with a few hundred when we travel. :) Refreshing drinks! Yes, that's what I look forward to when we leave this country. And the walking. Wonderful! Best wishes, Tammy

Splendid Little Stars said...

sounds (and looks) spectacular!

Jaime said...

Good to know, about Avalon. I'll remember that. I've never heard of it.. don't know where it is. ?? But I'll remember not to go there.
:)

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