Family is visiting from out of town and we're enjoying a week of summer vacation at home. It just happens to be the hottest week (on record) in years. Today it was 38 C outdoors here (that's over 100 F and we have no AC). I'm happy not to be confined to my little sauna of an office.
Here are some of the places we've been:
Butchart Gardens. Absolutely WOW!!
My family (hubby, brother and wife, sister and husband) walking on the Victoria waterfront.
Held up at Eagle Crest Vacation Retreat in Sooke. Wonderful views in all directions!
Granville Island - where we had coffee and shared a gooey slab of blueberry coffee cake - yum!
Friends who have bought and are renovating a house in the Mount Pleasant area took us on a walking tour of the neighborhood. On our way past the Davis House (166 - 10th Ave.), someone who lived in one of the units invited us to take a look at the courtyard - all done up with antiques and old fashioned memorabilia.
This might be the first time I'm jealous of a starfish. Ooh, that water looked good!