A Day in Victoria

Chris’ parents came over from England for a visit for a few weeks. We had very little time, with lots to see. First up was Victoria.

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We took an early morning ferry from Tsawwassen to Swartz bay on Vancouver Island. They ferry journey was about an hour and a half long. We sat out on the top deck enjoying the views, warmth and sunshine.

When we arrived we drove straight to Victoria where we found a parking lot to leave my car. We walked through the city down to the water, which we walked alongside, to the British Columbia Parliament Buildings. We look at the front of the building, and surrounding grounds, before moving on to the museum.

We spent most of our day at the museum where there was a mammoth exhibit. By the time we were done in the museum, we decided to walk back to the car to go to our hotel. Before we made it back we stopped for ice cream, to cool down from the heat.

The hotel we booked last minute, The Royal Scot Inn and Suites, was in a prime location, right beside the Parliament building. I had never heard of the hotel but I was so impressed by it. We thought we were just booking a single room. Instead, we were given a two bedroom suite with a living room, bathroom and kitchen.

We took advantage of the amenities, using the pool and hot tub before going to get ready for dinner.

Once we were ready, we walked over to the Irish Times Pub for dinner. Walking into the pub was like taking a step back in time. The decor was dated but it fit in. We were sat in a back room that held three other tables.

After ordering our dinner and drinks, we sat and enjoyed each other’s company. Our food came very quickly. Chris and I ordered hot wings as an appetizer; they had just the right amount of kick. For my meal I ordered macaroni and cheese.

All in all, dinner was great and the pub is somewhere I would definitely recommend if you are ever in the Victoria area.

After dinner we headed back to our hotel, taking in the sights on the way. We had a busy day, and had another busy day to come.

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