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…


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.


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…


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.


(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. 


(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)…


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


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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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)