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GARDNERVILLE, Nevada, United States
Retired and traveling around the USA and Canada

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

FERRY TRIP TO PORT ANGELES, WA

Being in a foreign country requires prior planning. My prescription company won't mail my meds to Canada, so we had them shipped to Port Angeles, Wa and went to pick them up on Monday. The Ferry ride was interesting with 10' to 12' swells while crossing the Straits of Juan de Fuca. Still it was a nice day trip.


THE M.V. COHO FERRY DOCKED IN PORT ANGELES, WA

A LITTLE ROUGH


LEAVING PORT ANGELES, WA WITH A VIEW OF OLYMPIC NATIONAL PARK

HEY MISTER IT SAYS "NO ADMITTANCE"

THE VICTORIA, BC CRUISE SHIP PORT

VICTORIA, BC HOUSE BOAT COMMUNITY


THE FERRY LANDING IN VICTORIA, BC'S INNER HARBOR

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

CRAIGDARROCH CASTLE, VICTORIA, BC CANADA

WE TOOK A MILE AND A HALF WALK TO VIEW THE CRAIGDARROCH CASTLE WITH IT'S PERIOD CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS. WHAT A OPULENT PLACE TO LIVE IN ITS DAY.






MAIN RECEPTION AREA

FORMAL DINNING ROOM

LOOKING UP THE MAIN STAIRCASE - 4 FLOORS

BILLIARD ROOM

VERY LARGE TELESCOPE IN THE BILLIARD GAME ROOM

SITTING ROOM IN THE TURRET ON THE SECOND FLOOR 

BEDROOM FIREPLACE


PERIOD MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS IN THE BALL ROOM

ONE OF THE BATHROOMS 

A MAIDS ROOM

THE BREAKFAST ROOM

VIEW FROM THE TOP OF THE TURRET TEA ROOM


THERE WAS LOTS OF STAINED GLASS WINDOWS

THE HUSBAND DIED BEFORE THE CASTLE WAS COMPLETED, BUT THE WIFE LIVED THERE FOR 18 YEARS. THE CASTLE THEN BECAME A WW I HOSPITAL, THEN A COLLEGE BEFORE BEING TAKEN OVER AND FULLY RESTORED 

FOR MORE INFORMATION GO TO THE LINK BELOW

VICTORIA, BC WEEKEND

WE SPENT A LOVELY THREE DAYS IN VICTORIA, BC CANADA. WE GOT INTO THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT GOING TO MANY OF THE EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS. WE WERE ABLE TO WALK TO EVERYTHING FROM OUR B&B. 

THE INNER HARBOR IN FRONT OF THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING

THE PARLIAMENT BUILDING IN IT'S CHRISTMAS GLORY

THE LEGENDARY EMPRESS HOTEL


WE EVEN GOT TO WATCH TWO LIGHTED PARADES ON ONE NIGHT

THE LIGHTED TRUCK PARADE




SOME WERE MOVING RATHER FAST PAST US.

THE LIGHTED BOAT PARADE


THE WINNER


Tuesday, November 30, 2010

RV CHRISTMAS SPIRIT

So we are trying to get into the Christmas spirit during our first Christmas in our RV away from home.

SO WE DECORATED

Our Fiber-optic Tree

Stockings Hung with Care

Front Door

Outside Patio

AND WE VISITED

Victoria, BC to enjoy their Christmas Events

21st Annual Lighted Ship Parade

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Welcome to Craigdarroch Castle!


1st Annual Victoria Figgy Pudding Carolling Competition

Free Horse-Drawn Trolley Rides


Carol-Along with the Carillon at the Royal BC Museum


Bluegrass Sunday at Ocean Island


All while staying at a lovely B&B

we are just a stroll away from downtown Victoria and the breathtaking inner harbour.

Marketa's Bed and Breakfast




More pictures when we get back.