Monthly Archives: August 2012

Victoria, BC: Six Years Ago and Now

These past few weeks have been such a roller coaster. I have neglected writing on this blog for some time even if I have so many ideas in my head that I would love get out there. Right now, all I can think of sharing is the special weekend trip my husband and I made to the beautiful city of Victoria, British Columbia a couple of weekends ago. We were celebrating our 6th wedding anniversary. We figured that going back to the place where we went for our short and sweet honeymoon is just what we need.

Victoria is your quintessential tourist destination boasting its history and British-influenced culture set against the beauty of nature. Though it is the capital city of British Columbia, it’s rather small, which makes it walk-friendly. When my then new husband and I visited six years ago, we took our car aboard the Washington State Ferry. We had the freedom to drive to farther attractions like the marvelous Butchart Gardens. This time around, we hopped on the Victoria Clipper from downtown Seattle, which is a passenger only vessel. We explored the city on foot and enjoyed every bit of it.

Here are a few photos from both visits. You can totally tell which ones are from six years ago from the most recent ones. 😉

newlyweds at the Butchart Garden looking towards the Sunken Garden

newlyweds at the Butchart Garden looking towards the Sunken Garden

with the colorful orca sculpture at the waterfront walk

August 7, 2006: I was compelled to have a photo with this colorful orca sculpture along the waterfront walkway

August 4, 2012: I was compelled to reenact that pose with that same sculpture. 🙂

We’ve always loved going to parks, and six years ago, we briefly visited Beacon Hill Park. It was already getting dark so we didn’t explore much of it. I made sure we went back to that park during the day. It reminded me a bit of NYC’s Central Park. It’s 200 acres right in the city of Victoria with. It has a lake, ponds, and fountains and even a petting zoo.

August 8, 2006: Stuart and I posing by one of the ponds. Look how tiny we were! 😀

August 5, 2012: Back at Beacon Hill Park on the very day of our anniversary. Happy 6 years to us!

I promise to post more about Victoria before the month ends. It’s a charming place perfect for a weekend trip with someone you love. XOXO

Categories: Attractions, British Columbia, Canada, Experience, Parks, Victoria | Tags: , , , , | 2 Comments

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