Day 1: While we were sitting in the plane waiting for it to take off so early in the morning, about 5:30, we saw a sunrise that was astonding! It was so beautiful that many passengers even the flight crew couldn't help but look at its beauty!
We made it to Victoria, BC after a very long and tiring flight travel. The first 2 hours were hard enough with the seats being so close to the seat in front of me. But the 5 + hours from Toronto to Victoria was grilling!
The flight attendants were new and so friendly. I asked them to keep their friendliness and don't allow themselves to get cranky and snotty with their passengers. The sunrise from Halifax was beyond words! It was THE most incredible sunrise I have ever witnessed...breathtaking! As soon as the plane landed in TO, we then got right back on a flight to Victoria. The kids slept most of the way, especially little guy Rialey who was so cranky from lack of sleep. We made it to Victoria somehow and after we got our luggage, we took a cab to our hotel.
We had to wait over 3 hours to check in because our room wasn't ready. We were beyond tired at this point. We couldn't think or anything. We waited in the room for hotel guests that were in transition to get into their room. Finally we received the keys and took the elevator up. When we opened the door to our room, I was amazed! It was really beyond lovely. The room, the view, the balcony but mostly the gorgeous bathroom awaited us! I was more than pleased and the wait was worth it. We face the beautiful harbour where the seaplanes come in and out; water taxis; zodiac boats filled with excited guests; and lots more activities. Our balcony was really nice with sliding glass doors but the window looking out unto the balcony and the water was so big! I love big windows and balconies. This room gave it all to me. We even had a little fridge. But the bathroom felt like I was a very rich person living in the lap of luxury. I'm only posting a few pics here as I will do a review post on this hotel. We were supposed to go to a wine and cheese meet in the evening, but we all fell asleep and slept through the night. We were exhausted.
|This was one of the most comfortable beds I have ever slept in!|
|Our balcony was huge!|
|This was one of the most incredible bathrooms ever!|
|The beautiful view from our huge balcony!|
Day 3: I was up for meetings while the kids went on their own. They explored a lot of the city and came back tired. We haven't swam in the pool yet but it is really small so it didn't appeal to us. I ate in the restaurant of the Inn and the fish here was also overcooked. I'm from the Maritimes, so I know how fish should taste and this wasn't it. I sent it back and ask for it not to be overcooked. It came back perfect and the fries were much better than at Barb's. We took a taxi over to the other side of the harbour and we ate at the best little vegan/veggie restaurant. I actually ate pesto spaghetti and it was incredible! I took a picture of our waitress Anslie. She is a wonderful person and server! We watched some of the first Buskers. They started previous day. By the weekend, there will be lots of Buskers waiting for customers to watch them perform. We walked back most of the way but I finally had to get a taxi. We were exhausted and all went to bed early (or late).
Day 4: I got up for the last day of my meetings. The kids stayed in the room until the afternoon when they went shopping. Layla has had a headache for a few days. She is not eating enough either. She can't eat certain foods. We had a nice bbq tonight but Layla wasn't feeling well and went to the room. I came to the room and packed. I booked our bus & ferry over to Vancouver docks to catch our ship. The view from our room is so beautiful! You'll love it too
Day 5: We got up and finished packing so we could get our taxi over to the bus station then on to the ferry to take us to our ship. Once we are on the ship, our communication will be stopped until we return on the 2nd.