On the morning of our anniversary
Wayne surprised me with an Anniversary ring.
I wanted one
but I wasn't expecting one.
I cried. :)
I couldn't have asked for a more perfect day.
Just the two of us.
Spending the day together
getting dressed up for the evening and restaurant 'hopping'
(Milestones, Irish Times Pub, Bard and Banker Pub)
listening to live bands
and ending the evening with a walk along the harbour.
The poem below was written in the menu
of the Irish Times Pub
where we ate our main meal.
It seemed fitting to the occasion.
The restaurant gave me a copy of the menu. :)
You know I'm all about the bathrooms when I stay at hotels!
And this one had a huge soaker tub with double sinks
separate glassed in shower and sliding doors to enter it.
With lots of storage, lots of space, sliding window door to the patio
and a view that was more than we could have hoped for.
Is there anyone else out there that takes photos
of their food while they are on holidays???
Oh the food!
Thank goodness we were doing lots of walking
or I would have never fit into that dress!
I always use Urbanspoon
to plan where we are going to eat in a new city/town.
I hate bad dining experiences ruining a holiday. :(
My top favorites of our 6 days of dining experiences?
Fish battered in potato chips - Bard and Banker - umm yum
Homemade granola - The Clay Pigeon - best granola I've ever tasted
Watermelon Slushy Margareta - Cactus Club - well let's just say I drank more than one...
Happy, Henrietta and Harry
We took a ride on Harry Hippo
90 minutes of fun.
About 30 minutes was spent touring the city by land
and about 60 minutes was spent floating around the harbour.
Yup, by land or by water
this was a fun way to see the sites.
Such amazing architecture and workmanship
especially when you consider it was built 125 years ago.
But, all those bedrooms and guests
and only one bathroom???
But at least it had running water... :)
and it was one of the first homes with electricity on the island.
Except for one morning (Thursday)
we had perfect weather.
Sunday was hot all day.
A light rain a few mornings
(not like Sask rain where you have wind and rain pelts your face!!)
and then by mid-morning
the sun would come out and it would stay warm until evening.
in the hotel's Japanese garden
just before we walked out to the
Breakwater where it started to pour!
I couldn't even take photos it was raining so hard
and my glasses were fogged up so I couldn't see.
But in the end, it was a memorable day
(we are still laughing at how soaked we got)
and we ended up spending the afternoon at the IMax theatre
watching a double feature and eating popcorn.
By the time we got out of the IMax
the sun was shining and it was warm.
Victoria wildlife and meeting a blog friend for tomorrow's post!
(Mondays...so much more enjoyable when you are still on holidays...)