As mentioned previously, Ray & Deb were going to Victoria and they invited us to join up with them there. It was a great little holiday since I haven't been to Victoria since I was roughly 6 years old and Brad was raised there. We checked out a couple of his old haunts...
Brad's 2nd house in Colwood that his Dad built.
1st house in Colwood
Arriving at our hotel we had a fantastic view of the harbour (those are floating homes beside the apartment building)
Daylight view of the harbour from our room
A seal swimming in the harbour
Oak Bay Marina
Some of the famous totem poles
Ray & Deb of Kastle's Journey
We met up at the Royal BC Museum
The Egyptians were in town
After the Egyptian display comes ...
Robbie's Great-great-great-great...... he was confused by this
What would you take from finding a bunch of stuff from your childhood in a museum display?>>>
Seriously wasn't THAT long ago
Double Decker buses
An American cruise ship entering the harbour
Okay so this toilet/bidet contraption is quite the joke. Absolutely ridiculous to my mind. And I was so looking forward to a soaker bath but found only the 1960's cast iron standby... I guess they probably stand up better to abuse but gheesh I was disappointed.
We went for supper with Ray & Deb in Chinatown
I had called the front desk of the hotel to arrange for an extra night since there was still so many things I wanted to see. When I woke up the next morning to find the bill under the door I knew something was up. Sure enough the guy didn't put the extension in the system so we decided to head home anyway since I wasn't feeling completely up to snuff.
We stopped for lunch somewhere along the Malahat
Brad has been receiving complaints that there aren't enough pictures of me on the Blog so now he takes pics as often as he can.... even when I look like shite! Thanks Mum.
Went to Ray & Deb's on the way home, they invited us to stay but since I was clearly coming down with something I didn't want to stay at their place too long and get everyone sick. They have a fantastic house that they are doing many many renovations to. As I'm sure most are following them anyway, I won't repeat it all,. For more info: Kastle's Journey
Back yard - Good gig if you can get it! Wow
Brad, Deb & Ray
Deb went to town with fixin' some snacks, I wasn't feeling well so just couldn't bring myself to munch on them like I would normally do. Fair warning Deb: I'll eat all that and more if you let me haha!
A gift from Ray & Deb
This is the bestest prezzie ever, we love it