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Leaving the country.

So, does my typing sound Canadian, eh?

We're on vacation!

Went to bed really late, and got up before the crack of dawn to take
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So, does my typing sound Canadian, eh?

We're on vacation!

Went to bed really late, and got up before the crack of dawn to take <a href-"http://www.victoriaclipper.com">The Victoria Clipper</a> to lovely, victorian Victoria, BC.

Just out of Seattle, we came across a pod of orcas (<lj user=julesong> you would have loved it!) About 10 "young" orcas and 3-4 large ones. It was really cool. I have a picture with a black triangle in it that you'll have to believe me was an orca pod.

Got to Victoria about 10:30, passed through customs, and checked into our hotel. <lj user=johnstown>'s folks are celebrating their 30th anniversary of wedded bliss, and invited us to come on vacation with them for our Christmas present. Totally cool!!! Then, of course, we got dates confused, so we're up a day ahead of them.

We're staying at <a href="http://www.hotelgrandpacific.com">The Grand Pacific</a> in the Inner Harbour. It's quite nice, and we got upgraded to a suite with a view of the harbour. I like it! Headed out for lunch, walked a bit, then in true, decadent vacation style, came back and took a long nap. Just because we could!

Had a nice dinner out, admired the lights on the Parliament Building, read the signs on the memorials (Capt. Cook, Queen Victoria, and Our Glorious Dead (which lead me to wonder---was Canada involved in Vietnam? The Korean War is the last war listed on the monument, obviously added....) and now, we're lounging away a Friday evening.

<lj user=johnstown>'s folks should be here tomorrow. They're cool to hang out with....his relationship with his parents is <b>very</b> different than the relationship I have with mine. We've got plans to do the Wax Museum, the Undersea Museum, the Royal BC Museum, art galleries, shopping and other good things.

*yawn* Time to become one with the overstuffed sofa.....