Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Vacation to Victoria

Bo and I were able to get away and take a little vacation to Victoria, BC while we were in Washington. We left Thursday, August 5th, and came back on Monday the 9th. It was NICE. We ate some good food, slept in, did sight seeing, souvenir shopping, read books, and pretty much just relaxed and enjoyed ourselves.
Thursday was spent driving and riding the ferry, Friday we went whale watching and walked around the city, Saturday we went to Butchart Gardens, Sunday was spent relaxing and reading, Monday we took the ferry back to Washington, went shopping at some outlet malls, then drove back home.
We had a blast, but by the end we were really missing our kids. They are darn cute and we love them. Thanks Grandma Sandy and Grandma and Grandpa Baker for watching the kids!!!
This picture is out of order,because I decided to add it last minute. You can see the Mother Orca and it's baby on the left.
Part of the port of Victoria

Bo and I killing time while waiting to get on our whale watching tour.

Harbor Seal

Two of the Orcas. I think this was the Mother and it's baby. They were really fun to watch.

We were able to watch the Orcas for a long time. Some came up pretty close, and while I have tons of pictures, these two are probably the best. We did get a video of one jumping out of water and landing on it's back. It was pretty sweet.


The BEAUTIFUL Butchart Gardens.
We went there on the Saturday of our trip because Saturdays are the only days when they have their fireworks, and trust me, you WANT to see the fireworks. Unfortunately, Saturday was the day it decided, of all the days on our trip, to rain. It was only supposed to rain in the morning but ended up raining the whole day. Well actually it stopped just in time for the fireworks, so I guess I can't complain too much.

It was so beautiful. I really wish it wasn't raining, so that we could enjoy it a little more, but we still had fun viewing the scenery. I'd have to say my favorite part was the super yummy hot chocolates I had while walking around. mmmm.mmm. haha.

I want to have this rose in my garden!

What I was doing pretty much the whole time. My pants were soaked by the time it was over.

Japanese Garden

I thought this plant was cool.

I think I had on 5 layers of clothing in this picture. It was wet and was getting cold.

The Park at night. Pretty, right?
A giant fountain that was lit up at night.


Alan said...

The park is so beautiful. I love the first picture of it, with the mist in the background and the bright flowers and the shiny sidewalk.

Also, it's really cool you guys saw whales.

Jordon and Terra said...

Fun! I'm glad you guys had such a good time! We are missing you all and can't wait to hang out again! Love ya!

Whidget said...

Umm, I don't mean to be rude but you look pregnant or something. Maybe you should cut out the cookies. :P

Looks like a fun trip! I can't believe you left the kids!

Elizabeth said...

Thanks for sharing those beautiful pictures. I love that place.

Stormie said...

I'm so glad it worked out for you to go on your get away! And those gardens do look very beautiful! And that's cool you saw whales. I want to take Jer on a trip like that!

Tyler - Danielle - Emree said...

That is so fun that you could get a little time together. i have never been to Victoria, but it looks beautiful. Maybe Tyler and I will have to do a vacation up there sometime... when there is time. I miss you.

Donnie and Laura said...

Wow! That looks like the best mini vacation! The gardens look so pretty!.. I just can't imagine being cold right now??? And you got to see so many animals!! One day I would LOVE to do that!

Rachel said...

How fun! It's all so beautiful! I definitely agree that you need a sexy rexy in your garden!

Mike and Lisa said...

We've always wanted to go see the Butchart Gardens. I've heard they're amazing! Looks like a fun trip!

Aika said...

I've been to Buchart Gardens too, but never been to it during the night! That's awesome that they have lights at night. One more thing that I'm going to have to do on my list! Love that place.
You guys are too cute! Haven't changed a bit!!!

dani_sahne said...

Sounds and looks like you had lots of fun in Victoria. I'm really glad you could finally go.

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