Monday, August 10, 2015

Candy turns 50

Happy Birthday Candy!  On August 5th, Candy celebrated her 50th Birthday.   We were up at 5:30 AM and out the door at 6:30 AM.  We loaded up and made the hour drive to Port Angeles to catch the 8:15 AM fairy departure.  It worked out well, we got there just around 7:40 AM.  We found parking then headed in to get our tickets.  We also included a bus ride and entry into The Butchart Gardens.  The fairy ride over was 90 minutes and not being seaworthy folks, the time went pretty quick as we gawked out the windows.   

When we arrived in Victoria we made our way to the bus for the 30 minute ride out to Butchart Gardens.  The Bus driver provided a little history of some of the buildings, street names, etc. 

Wow is all I can say.  The Butchart Gardens were pretty amazing.  I took so many pictures of all the landscapes, gardens, flora, it was pretty cool what this family had done.  You can find all the pictures here:

We spent about two hours walking through the gardens and then we grabbed a bus back to downtown.  We walked around and found a place to have lunch.  Then we walked about 5 blocks to a quilt shop that had a row by row.   We stopped into a few antique shops and looked around as we made our way back.  We stopped into the Empress Hotel and walked through.  Pretty amazing old hotel.

We boarded the Fairy back to Port Angeles at 7:30 PM.  It was about 10:30 PM, when we got back to the house.  All in all I think Candy had a pretty great day for her Birthday.   I know I did. 

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