Saturday, August 13, 2011

Is That a Scone in Your Pocket or Are You Just Happy to See Me?

It was time to leave Victoria Island, but we still hadn't done one of things everybody said we had to do while there: Afternoon Tea. Though it's traditionally enjoyed at 4:00 in the afternoon, reservations can be made at anytime starting at noon. We decided to make that our lunch before driving to the ferry.

The most popular Afternoon Tea is served at the Empress Hotel. It's number 1 on all the lists in all the land when you do a search of "Things To Do in Victoria, B.C." Go ahead, check. I'll wait.

Well, geez! What took you so long? I have things to do! You could have just taken my word on it you know. Where were we?

Since all the lists also say that the Fish n' Chips at Old Vic are #1 (and it was nothing special), I was leery. I'm also so opposed to going along with the crowd that I often go out of my way to head in the opposite direction. (Only to find out that the crowd was right! hmpf!) So I was ready to take a stand against Victoria's #1 Tea! I'm no sheep! I don't have to do something just because everyone does it! (Also, Greg refused to pay $120 for tiny sandwiches and a cupa tea.)

A friend at church recommended the Tea at Point Ellice House, a historial building. A very nice tour of the house is thrown in with tea. We had a nice time.

We bid adieu (ain't I fancy?) to Victoria, hopped on the ferry and headed east.

Back to boring old Alberta. ;)


Anonymous said...

Looks like a very fine farewell and some delicious food!

I'm glad you are making the most of your time in Canada and seeing some of the country. What a wonderful opportunity for both of you.

I'll be back in September and get a feel of a Canadian autumn. Winter was awesome!

Love, Mom

caryl said...

Yes, Mom, you won't have to hang on to Greg on the icy sidewalks!

Anonymous said...

I embarrassed my mom one time when we went to tea because I ate the dessert first. I had no idea what I was doing. LOL

Keep posting those pretty pics!


caryl said...

haha, PFS! And thanks for the support.

J said...

Boring old Alberta!?! What's that supposed to mean, ;) ?!!! And btw, I think you should stay up here in Canada. Don't you like the bearable summer temps? (In AB I mean, not BC)

Or do you like to bake in Texas heat?

J from your volunteering experience.

caryl said...

'Boring old Alberta' was a joke because it's FAR from boring!! haha