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Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Time for a Trip!!!

Hi there cloud friends!  If you read my blog just for stitching, you will want to skip this post.  My DH and I celebrated number 37 last week so we took a short trip to our neighbors to the north, Victoria BC
was our destination.

 We got the 8:15 ferry from Port Angeles.  It takes about 90 minutes to get over to Victoria.

 As you enter the city, you see this wonderful community of house boats.  I would love to explore them!!

 Victoria is a great blend of old and new.


 If you lived here, this could be your walking place!!! This sidewalk went all around the inner harbor.

 They have many whale watching trips from the city.  This beautiful Orca was made entirely of plants including the wave!

  Bring a plant lover, I was in paradise!

 The famous  Empress. Many British Royals have visited this hotel.  The grounds are full of flowers and plants and maintained just perfectly. One Christmas my dear friends from Chicago were visiting and we had high tea here.  It was lovely!

 Victoria is the capitol of British Columbia.  This is the parliament building.  At night it was outlined with white lights. A gentleman told us that the best lunch(and the cheapest) was in the basement of this building.  I guess we better make another trip!!




 We were told that the only place with more float planes is in Alaska!

We had dinner at an Irish pub so of course, we had to try some Irish beer!

Our first afternoon was spent at the British Museum.  It was full of amazing things.  In my next post, I will share a bit of that and show you some wonderful totems!! I must have a hundred pictures of the Native Art.  Don't worry, I won't put them all on my blog!!

Thanks so much for joining me today!

20 comments:

  1. Happy 37th anniversary,
    It looks like a wonderful place to visit, can't wait to see the art

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  2. Happy Anniversary! I am looking forward to seeing more photos of your trip.

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  3. Happy Anniversary and what fantastic pictures! I love Victoria and most of my dad's family lives on the island (a few on the mainland). Its a pretty place for sure!!

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  4. Happy happy anniversary! Your trip looks like great fun. Beautiful place!

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  5. Happy anniversary to both of you!!:) Glad to know you had a lovely time together:)

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  6. Happy Anniversary! Victoria is a beautiful place to visit! We were there a long while back and one thing that comes to mind when I think of Victoria is the flowers. Lovely flowers everywhere you look. Can't wait to see more pics!

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  7. Happy Anniversary to you both.What a beautiful place to visit.

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  8. I visited when I was 12. I need to go back. It is lovely.

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  9. A belated Happy Anniversary! How I wish I'd know you were here. I'd have love to take you on a wee tour. Did you find the Cross Stitch shop very close to the Irish Times Pub? My office e is through the door behind your husband - so close! I'm glad you had a good time in our beautiful city!

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  10. Happy 37th anniversary to you and your husband.
    This reip was a wonderful idea indeed. It's quite a while that I spent a couple of days in Port Angeles and I remember that we also thought of taking a trip to Victoria but we didn't. When I look at your pictures I know that we should have done it :)
    Great pictures that you show here. And I'm looking forward to seeing the next batch.

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  11. Happy 37th!!
    Thanks for sharing the pics, I enjoyed them,
    The boat houses are too cute, and that Whale is amazing.
    Can't wait to see the Totems.
    Marilyn

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  12. I love Victoria! Thanks for sharing your photos...they bring back lovely memories. Happy anniversary!

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  13. What a wonderful trip to celebrate your anniversary, Barb. We had hoped to go to Seattle and British Columbia last fall as a family, but it never worked out. Seeing your photos just makes me more determined to get there some day! Happy 37th (we are just a year ahead of you at 38--where, oh where, have those years gone?!)...

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  14. i love victoria! it's one of my favorite cities. my best fried was just there this past weekend!

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  15. Happy anniversary, Barb!! I'm so glad you took a quick trip over to Victoria!! I've driven to Port Angeles, parked the car, then hopped on the Coho for a couple of Victoria Sampler retreats. It's always a treat to visit, and I didn't know about the cafe in the basement of the government building! Something new to check out the next time I get to Victoria. :)

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  16. Happy Anniversary: Congratulations on 37 years, what a beautiful trip you both had, I love all the pictures and what a beautiful time of year to go.


    Blessings
    Catherine

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  17. Happy 37th! Looks like you had a lovely trip together!

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  18. Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful trip you had, the pictures bring back lovely memories to me.

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  19. Happy 37th anniversary. Wishing the two of you many more years of happiness together.

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