A Look From Inside

A Look From Inside, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. We spent the entire voyage across the Juan de Fuca Strait outside in the front of the ferry because Weston was allowed on deck, but not inside. However, sometimes a girl has to go in for a brief, uh, rest. Out there in the very front, orContinue reading “A Look From Inside”

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Victoria Harbor

Victoria Harbor, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. After enjoying what Butchart Gardens had to offer on Tuesday, June 24, we went down by the harbor for a lovely dinner, thanks Mary and Martin for taking us out, and a walk near the harbor to check out the lights.

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Butchart

Butchart, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Tuesday afternoon we headed to what is probably considered to be one of the main attractions near Victoria, Butchart Gardens. Only Karen had been there before, and she’d not seen it in bloom, so it was sort of a new experience for all of us.

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Leaving and Arriving

Leaving and Arriving, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Later Tuesday morning we ventured out with Mary and Martin to grab some breakfast at a local bagel place and then walk around a bit more in the city. We found ourselves walking across the Johnson Bridge and then around the harbor. Sea planes are very common here.Continue reading “Leaving and Arriving”

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Fan Tan Alley

Fan Tan Alley, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Tuesday morning, June 24, Karen and I took Weston for a little walk around downtown Victoria and ended up finding Fan Tan Alley, the narrowest commercial street in North America. It’s in the Chinatown area and as we walked down we met one of the shop owners outContinue reading “Fan Tan Alley”

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Parliament Building

Parliament Building, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. The Parliament Building in Victoria, B.C. Quite stunning against the bright blue sky. One of the tour guides fell in love with Weston. She even offered to babysit while we were taking a tour. We didn’t take her up on it, but it was a nice of her… evenContinue reading “Parliament Building”

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The Empress

The Empress, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. After getting into Victoria and finding our downtown hotel we decided to walk down to the water (not far from where we were staying) to check out the sights. This is the famous Empress Hotel. We didn’t do the high tea thing (we had Weston with us and evenContinue reading “The Empress”

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Calla Lily, originally uploaded by Tokenhippygirl. Taken at Butchart Gardens, Vancouver Island, B.C. This is my first photo not taken on the day I’m posting it. I actually took this on June 24.  Ah well, it happens. I was on vacation. What’s a girl to do. Taken with the Canon EOS Digital Rebel XT.

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