Thursday, December 17, 2009

Home Sweet Home

So I last left you with the exciting tale of the first leg of my trip and my impending arrival in Victoria…

I’m here!!  Weeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!  (Can you tell I love coming home?)

This is the view everyone should get to enjoy from home every day…

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Staying with my friend Tiffaney in her fab condo overlooking downtown Victoria and the water.  Lurve it.  :)

I managed to sleep pretty much the entire 1 hour 17 minute flight from Calgary so no airplane snacks to regale you with.  I took the Airporter mini-bus into town, where Tiff met me and brought me “home”.  My intention had been to snuggle up and have a nap while she went back to work, but I ended up tackling some work of my own and exchanging emails with friends trying to organize some plans.

While I puttered on the computer I snacked on some chips.  Mmmmmm…chips.  I don’t know about you guys but when I’m overtired I really like greasy carbs.

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I also found the box of Candy Cane Lane tea I left here last year and had a cup to tide me over until dinner…

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Originally we had thought we would just go out and grab a bowl of soup just the two of us, but plans quickly changed and we met a group of Navy friends for a bevvie and some eats.

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(that is soooo not a flattering pic of me!  haha)

Fifth Street Bar & Grill.  We actually sat on the heated patio believe it or not.  It was a bit chilly but it’s completely enclosed with heat so twas all good. 

Tiff and I both ordered Merridale Ciders. It ain’t no Strongbow, but it’s local and still yummy.  I stared at the menu forever…I was really hungry for a proper meal but I just couldn’t decide. 

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(Our ciders escaped the camera, but Tiff and I didn’t.)

Eventually I chose a cup of the Corn Chowder, which was tasty but I could really notice the peppers in it.  (me = not a big green/red pepper fan)…

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And the chicken strips with Caesar salad.  A few other people ordered this and once I heard it, I couldn’t chose anything else.

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Awesome chicken tenders with yummy honey mustard dip…and the Caesar was good too.  I really needed the lettuce.  LOL.

Was a quick but good visit.  Being the holidays I probably won’t get to see these peeps again, so I’m glad we fit it in last night.  It’s such a rigamarole trying to do the whole visiting thing!!

After that Tiff and I were back here and crashed by just after 11pm PST.  That would be 3am EST for my body clock.  Awake for about 22 hours…go me!

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4 comments:

Cat said...

it must have been so nice to connect with your friends at home....

you and Tiffaney look so cute together...I can't wait to meet her.

H-woman said...

I hear ya on the chip cravings when I'm tired...they're all I want!

I had corn chowder for dinner tonight, but mine was sans peppers!

Totally agree that everyone should wake up to that fabulous view. Enjoy Victoria!!

H =)

Lori said...

That is a beautiful view. I love looking over water.

I'm like you - when I am tired, carbs are a siren song.

Have a fabulous time!

Shirls said...

that is an amazing view! I love the lights on the tree, and the carousel...that rocks!

have a wonderful holiday! your so fortunate to have such a portable work place ;0)