Part of our view from the balcony.

The view from our balcony. 🙂

We’ve arrived as far west as we can go…the waterfront of Victoria, B.C.  My!  Is it lovely here!  We had a great trip today.  We left the Day’s Inn in Kamloops this morning and drove straight through to Hope.

A word about the Day’s Inn folks.  We stopped by happenstance at one in Swift Current, SK.  If you are a big breakfast person the Day’s Inn is where it’s at!  Waffles, pancakes, sausage, syrup, hard boiled eggs, yogurt and fruit, dry cereal, hot cereal, fresh fruit, many kinds of breads (toast, bagels, muffins), and many different kinds of drinks.  I was impressed.  The Kamloops Day’s Inn was $90 CAD for the night for a room with 2 queen beds.  We can handle that!  Not only that, but the beds were good and the room quiet.

We stopped at McDonald’s in Hope for a bathroom break and a snack.  It’s the first time in years I’ve eaten at McDonald’s.  I’m not missing much.  The snack was yogurt, fruit and granola.  It was way too sweet.  But it did get us on our way again.

Bridal Veil Falls, B.C.

Bridal Veil Falls, B.C.

We also stopped and had a great hike up to Bridal Veil Falls.  It was a challenge for me – it’s a steep uphill – but I made it to the observation area.  We took lots of photos.

Made it to the ferry terminal early and ended up on an early afternoon ferry to Vancouver Island.  We were on the Celebration.  Enjoyed a “lupper” (lunch/supper) at White Spot.  Great food!  Knit a bit.  Shopped a bit.  Hubby took a few photos.  I rested.

BooktownWe left the ferry for Sidney.  Sidney is a beautiful little town.  We were intrigued by the Booktown area they have.  There are several bookstores in downtown Sidney.  I think we visited 5 or 6, and walked by 1 or 2 others of no interest to us.  I did not escape without buying a book!  I found Deanne Fitzpatrick’s Simply Modern for sale at Tanner’s Books. 🙂

Simply ModernIt started to rain quite hard.  We hoofed it back to the car and made the final run for Victoria.  Finally made it to our hotel by 6 PM.  It is plush.  Our room overlooks the harbour.  I am going to be spoiled this week.

Our room... :)

Our room… 🙂

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