Blogs from Victoria, Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada, North America - page 33


Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo Getting up at the crack of dawn is always easier when it’s to set off on an adventure. Our alarm went off at 4:30 Saturday morning, June 25. It was an especially short night because the previous night we had been out to see the Diana Krall concert, and didn’t hit the hay until after 1:30. We were aiming for the 6:30 ferry from Horseshoe Bay to Nanaimo, with the intention of putting down the bed and sleeping on the ferry, but we ended up on one of those sloped ramps, so sleeping was out of the question. Victoria We arrived at our friend Orleen’s house in Victoria almost the same moment she did, around 11 am, having stopped for a leisurely breakfast in Nanaimo. Saturday afternoon we went down to Wharf ... read more
In the rigging

The theme of this year's outting of Kaye's House (I go to a boarding school) is "From the Ridiculous to the Sublime." No one knew the day's activities until the heavily anticipated morning. Had a morning of awesome paintballing (we made history - first girls' house to do so!). It was so much fun! Then we went back to school for half an hour of showering/changing. After the sweat and intensity of paintballing in the woods of Nanaimo, we girls were dressed up and ready to go to downtown Victoria to sip some British high tea! We saw the Parliament buildings and had our tea at the classiest restaurant on Vancouver Island - The Empress. Concluded the fun-filled day with an evening at the movies. Saw "Mr and Mrs Smith".... read more
Like Old Times
Chocolate Shop!
Parliament Buildings in the Distance

North America » Canada » British Columbia » Vancouver Island » Victoria December 26th 2004

Boxing Day Shopping Overnight lineups are fun I am just kidding. I didn't really do too much shopping on Boxing day since I'm not one for the overcrowded mall. But we did go grocery shopping looking for a fresh turkey for the evening meal. Only took three stops! Thanks to our wonderful hosts Jen & Nick for having us all over at their gorgeous new house to celebrate! Aside from all of the yummy foods, spinach dip, turkey, ham, salmon, salad rolls, veggies, yams, mashed potatoes, to mention some of the food line up, we played Truth or Dare Jenga. Now that adds a twist to Jenga! Too many moments to describe but the picture of Anita and Jen arm wrestling is just a sampling of what went on during the evening. ... read more

Tot: 0.058s; Tpl: 0.009s; cc: 9; qc: 28; dbt: 0.0091s; 1; m:saturn w:www (; sld: 1; ; mem: 1.3mb