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April 26, 2007

Babymoon Day 1

Beth picked us up this morning at 4:30am sharp for our “Babymoon” vacation. Theoretically this will be the last vacation for a while with just the two of us. We will be spending 4 days in Victoria, Canada and 5 days in Seattle. Much of our Victoria time will be spent with Ginette’s family since her next oldest sister, Danielle, is getting married Saturday. I have my laptop and all my other toys with me so I will post as the mood strikes me.

Right now it is 2:30pm and I am sitting in our room at the Laurel Point Inn with a killer view of downtown Victoria. Here are my first keyword impressions of Canada: gray, wet, green, litre?, kilometer?, white people.

Everything is the same in Canada except for the little differences. Per Quentin, a good way to compare countries is to review their burgers. In the Canadian Red Robin I found they don’t put processed American cheese on their burgers. They top them with, you guessed it, processed Canadian cheese. Except for the name I can’t possibly imagine there is a difference.



Propellers? Really? They still use these?



View from our hotel balcony



Sleepy G


April 27, 2007

Babymoon Day 2

I got a little snap happy today and took about 150 pictures. I whittled it down to a few of my favorites and posted them below.

I won't bore you will all details of our day but here are a few keywords: last-minute wedding tasks, rehearsal, greeeeeen, drizzly.



The most "house" looking houseboats I have ever seen



The waterway right outside our hotel is a runway for seaplanes



Our hotel



Tulips at Hatley Castle



More tulips



Right after I took this picture this statue totally came to life and started chasing me around the castle grounds. Scouts honor.



Hatley Castle



The Lertora family: John, Suzanne, and Gianna



A nephew from Greg's side of the family



The bridesmaids at rehearsal



Dad Senasac and Danielle




Gianna getting a treat



The happy couple



Us



April 28, 2007

Babymoon Day 3

Canada is weird.


Weird, but in a good way. The gold coin is $1 (a loonie), and the silver/gold coin is $2 (a twonie). I am all for killing $1 bills in the US. It is nice to have coins with actual value.



A quarter to use a shopping cart? I don't get it.



I looked and looked but I couldn't find the hetero milk. I tried to get a picture of my brother-in-law John holding one of these cartons up but he wouldn't go for it.


April 30, 2007

Babymoon Day 3 (Part 2 - The Wedding)

The wedding was as beautiful as Danielle hoped. Amazingly, the ever-present Canada drizzle cleared up and we had a full day of sun on Saturday. The ceremony was held outdoors in the Hatley Castle Italian Gardens. It really was a fairy tale wedding.







A peacock that was roaming the grounds



Wedding flowers



A front view of Hatley Castle



View from the front door of the castle



The cake



Niece Gianna



Niece Madeleine



The bridesmaids



At the altar



Cutting the cake


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