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Aug 01 2010

Live, Love, Last

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Saw this sign over a seafood restaurant outside the Empress. Thought it was amusing 🙂

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Aug 01 2010

Tea at the Empress

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After the gardens, Mom met Dad and me at the Empress hotel. It’s pretty hard to miss so I figured it was a good landmark. As luck would have it, given that Canada is basically like Europe, they do tea and the Empress had a fine tea service. Without too much convincing, Mom and Dad […]

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Aug 01 2010

Butchart Gardens

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Our major stop in Victoria was Butchart Gardens. Jenny Butchart had these gardens built when she was bored while her husband was off making money from his quarry. Don’t blame here. Anyhow, she kinda went crazy and just kept making more and more gardens. They are impressive. She eventually turned the quarry itself into the […]

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Jul 31 2010

Butterfly, don’t fly away

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While we were in Vancouver, Dad really wanted to visit Victoria, particularly Butchart Gardens. While we were in the tourist center after landing in Victoria (we took a sea plane which was so cool!), I noticed a flyer for the Butterfly Gardens. Dad was interested, too, and as luck would have it, it was already […]

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Jul 31 2010

Lola of Seattle

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Recently took a trip to Vancouver with my parents. I flew into Seattle, we grabbed breakfast and then drove out. Side note to Bec: we were barely there or I would have come visit you. Promise. We ate breakfast at this cute little place call Lola that I found through Yelp. It was delicious. I […]

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