A day of sightseeting

Another good day in Victoria. We started our day with our own hotel breakfast. Instant oatmeal in glasses, yogurt and coffee.

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We then hit the hotel’s fitness centre. I tried out one of Peanut Butter Finger’s Treadmill Workouts, they’re always a great workout that make the treadmill seem less monotonous and burn enough calories to allow me to eat copious amounts of chocolate.

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We met up with Tom’s Uncle & Aunt who took us out for an amazing lunch. The restaurant was right on the marina.

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View from my seat at the restaurant

Unfortunately, I forgot to take pictures of my food. But it was delicious! I had a winter vegetable spice soup to start, followed by a quinoa and leantil tabbouleh with naan bread and for dessert I tried creme brulee for the first time. Honestly, not my favourite dessert, I’m more of a chocolate person. (See above photo)

Then it was time to check out the sights of Victoria. I’ve been here twice before, but I never tire of the beautiful harbour and Fairmont Empress Hotel.

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For the first time, we ventured into the Empress Hotel to check it out. Great timing as there was a Festival of Trees going on, there were over 100 trees decorated! It was really beautiful. A few of my favourites…

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And the one we (ahem, I) voted for…

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Then by some luck, we found out there was a Truck Light and Sailboat Light Parade this evening. Both the streets and water were lit up with lights. It was gorgeous!

Now time for a little holiday movie in our hotel room. Watching National Lampoons Christmas Vacation. Amazingly neither Tom or I have ever seen it.

What’s your favourite Christmas movie? Are you going to any Festival of Trees in your area this year?

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