The Capital of BC
The trip was pretty boring in the way to Victoria but I found out that my stomach was pretty toughened up by all the roads in California. When we got there was really happy because where we were staying was actually a cottage very close to down town so it was really good to have a lot of space. On our first day what we really did was look around at all the shops and basically get our bearings around town. For lunch we had sushi and I got a gigantic slushie. During the afternoon we went on a senic drive along the coastline. On that drive we saw an area that had had a lot of houses, we fond out that the average price for a house was about 4 million dollars. On the drive we saw a number of different parks that we stopped at and I climbed up a lot of things that went really meant to be climbed up. The next day was supposed to be a really nice day in terms of weather. We decided to go to the Butchard gardens. The Butchard Gardens are beautiful gardens that consist of Rose Gardens and Japanese Gardens. That was pretty amazing how they had created them. The Butchard Gardens offered us high tea for $100 but instead we all went to Cosco for $6. Since it was about 5 o'clock by then we decided to go home and call it a day. The next day we decided was a walking day. Victoria had 7 different trails around the city. The one we did first up was along the the harbour and since it was such a wonderful day it was pretty spectacular. After that we did another one that led up to North Victoria and had some frozen yogurt like portlands but no as many flavors. After that we had a walk home along the river. The next day we went kayaking for an hour. After that Mum and I did another walk around Chinatown and the city. We had some Mexican for lunch and after that we pretty much called it anday. Friday was a rainy day so we decided to do the Museum that day. We had 2 floors I personally liked the first floor a bit better because it had dinosaurs and sea creatures on it, lots of hands on stuff. The other floor had totem poles and other Indian history on it. We also that day watched an IMax film called Sea Rex, it was about extinct marine dinosaurs. That night we watched Harry Potter 7 part 2'on the bigscreen so that was pretty awesome. On Saturday we went on a walk around to fishermans wharf. While we were actually there you could hand feed some seals for about $2. You could twirl it around and make it do tricks. After that we walked for 1/2 hour to get to a restaurant that awesome burgers. Mum wanted to check out an ancient castle near there so she did that as well. That night Mum went on a ghost walking tour without me that she said might have been a bit boring. The last day Dad, Giaan and I went kayaking again while Mum web to have a proper look at the castle. After that we got the ferry over to the mainland to Vancouver. I am really looking toward to our week there.