This report comes from John, a WWU student who is doing an internship with our company this season. He rode to Victoria with us on Mother’s Day, and wrote a bit about the cruise, and took some great pictures as well.
“A happy Mother’s Day to all the moms out there – I hope it was a wonderful day for all of you. But now, we shall go west to Victoria! Having not been to Victoria for almost 10 years, I had no idea what to expect. Luckily I had the trusty crew of the Victoria Star help me get started. Once I had a map and a couple of destinations, I was off. Having the afternoon to explore Victoria, I decided to stick to the waterfront. On a sunny weekend day, like today, the waterfront is the place to be. There were all sorts of activities and fun to be had; there were food vendors, arts and crafts vendors, musicians, street performers, and of course people. The highlight was a man juggling torches while riding an extra tall unicycle. A good sense of humor and lots of talent made this performance quite a treat to stumble upon. My next stops were the Empress Hotel and the Parliament Buildings. With a fresh cut lawn and landscaped gardens, I was in awe of the hotel. Itâ€™s a beautiful place to stay if you are looking to make your trip an overnight visit. The last stop in my exploration, and by far my favorite was the Parliament Buildings. With a large front lawn and beautiful gardens on the side, this made for the perfect place to lounge and spend the rest of a sunny afternoon. I highly recommend eating lunch, having a snack, or just sitting in the garden located on the west side of the Parliament Buildings. It was beautiful and quiet, all a person needs on a sunny afternoon. All in all it was a good day in Victoria. Until next timeâ€¦”