Day three was a bit of a whirl.
We got up, had breaky and checked out, heading straight to Galey Farm to go pumpkin picking.
We don’t have this tradition at home and it was a bunch of fun! Even if I was one of the only child-less adult.
The paddock is gorgeous, a photographers dream. I’m not a photographer by any means and I still had a great time taking photos there!
I managed to loose my expensive sunnies too. In a paddock of pumpkins. Thought they were gone for good! But we retraced our steps and Carso spotted them gleaming in the sun! Yay!
Next up the Butchart Gardens. They really are very beautiful, although 53$ for the both of us seemed quite steep. I can imagine there would be a lot of upkeep hence the expense but it felt like a lot to pay to see flowers and bushes. That aside, it is a stunning place. I would still go again. Pictures do it better justice than I can!
Back in the city we went for lunch. Want to piss me off? Make me wait an hour for my lunch when I’m starving with no warning of the wait then serve my meal Luke-warm. I was not a happy chappy. In the end the restaurant gave us half price off all our food which I thought was a fair outcome.
However it left us with only 40mins to spend in downtown Vancouver. We rushed over to buy fudge and check out the government buildings in daylight.
Just about had the rental car back at the depot when we realised we hadn’t fueled up and the nearest gas station was 4kms away. We rushed there, filled up and rushed back to drop it off in time and to get to the ferry to come back!
I dozed most of the way home. I made a short trip to the gift shop, spent ages choosing a book then when I went to pay they wouldn’t take my debit card – only credit or cash. Stubborn as I am I just walked out. I’ll buy the book somewhere else.
Awesome weekend in Victoria, can’t wait to go back and explore more!