Published: September 6th 2011September 5th 2011
These gardens are beautiful. And I've only seen what was lit up.
So it's Monday. Not just any Monday, but a long weekend Monday. Today is Canadian Labour Day. I'm not sure how one best celebrates Labour Day. So I just stayed at home.
My weekend was ...well full. Saturday was the official move in date for all the rest of the residents. Super great day...so I bailed. So my Saturday was spent downtown and at Walmart again. Walmart offered its usual plethora of barbgains. What did I buy....Hmmm..a plate, cutlery and finally the correct memory chip for my camera. thank god. And a new doona, nights gettin a bit chilly. I thought I might try Maccas for lunch....although standing in line I was preceeded by a fat woman in lycra leggings. A black woman who is, by the size of her stomach, responsible for the starvation in the Sudan and a woman with her child who looks like it was on its way to spreading the famine to the next African nation. So i decided not to. I opted for Subway. They have Turkish Flatbread Subs. Awesome. So I caught the bus home....while waiting for the bus I was subjected to two teenage girls sharing an earphone singing in unison to
The organist in the loft
the songs. Now...when I say unison I mean at the same time, not nessesarily on the same note. I was subjected to lady Gaga, Maroon 5 and a plethora of other songs butchered by these two. Thankfully they didn't get on my bus. So I dropped my stuff back at home and headed back ont he bus to go Downtown. After stopping at Chapters bookstore and buying another Clarkson masterpeice I spent the rest if the afternoon roaming around. Read the first chapter of the book in the gardens of the Empress. As it was the labour day long weekend there were a number of events happening all over town. One of the ones recommended was the final fireworks for the summer at the Butchart Gardens. About an hour out of town. Now unlike Ballarat, there are buses going everywhere. So I hiked it out ot the Butchard Gardens and arrived with 10min to spare before the Fireworks. So following the hordes of people to the veiwing area I made it just in time. The fireworks were spectacular. Not just, wow they were good. Spec-tac-u-lar. (videos attached). So after it was over there was a pipe organ performance. A pleasant
This was jhe smoke vious fireworks lit up.
way to end out the evening. So leaving took longer than getting there. Over an hour in line waiting for the bus. Luckily I met some people in line who made the time barable. So we chatted in the line and on the bus home. Although I couldn't get the bus back to Uvic from the gardens. Had to go into town then back out. But well worth it.
Sunday was less eventful by far. About the highlight was getting my proper keys. There was somthing else....but I forgot.
Today was not much better. I took the day to sleep in and read. I also needed some food type items so I trekked down to the grocery store. On way I noticed a walking trail through the forest at the back of the University. Now this is a forest, not like the bush. But a forest, with pine and cedar trees, holly bushes, ivy the whole shebang. So I took a detour before the supermarket. Well worth the walk.
The view on the way down the hill (the same hill I nearly died walking up on my second day! (i didnt bother looking behind me as I
was dying)) is great. You get a view of Cadboro Bay which is only a few blocks from the Univeristy. A trip for another day. The supermarket was uneventful...expensive but uneventful. The rest of the day was spend lounging around celebreating Labour day in the way of the Trade Unionist. Doing nothing. Only two days until classes start so things are getting a bit quiet here. Good.
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