Lazy Sunday afternoon in victoria...looking for Bills grits and Hushpuppies

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Oooo what a beautiful morning...
I am not going to go through all of the history of Victoria...I think I did that in some of my earlier blogs...

I had been sick for about the last 10 days or so...and I was getting cabin fever really badly.
Not that I couldn't go anywhere...I really had no energy.  I had a really bad viral infection in the lungs...and very sore throat...but I was feeling 100 percent better today...and I needed to escape to the city...relax a bit while I could.  Do some window shopping...take some photos...go to my work and see my schedule for September...because on Wednesday...it is back to work.

Oooooo and what a beautiful day is was...the sunrise was awesome (as usual).
Oooo what a beautiful day....
..the day was warming up with the promise of some good ol fashioned sunshine...warmth...and Vitamin D :)

I could smell the freshness in the air...a little crisp with the promise of fall just around the corner.  Just a slight tinge of yellow happening on the maple trees...but so beautiful.
After watching the sunrise...I was planning my adventure.  First was to wave to my neighbors...they are going on a trip and won't be back until the middle of September...(lucky guys).  Tuggs and Toby...(my pooch and Toby upstairs dog)...are going to miss them.  they always go over and visit the neighbors..have lunch...tea..a nap..follow them around their garden to check out the yummy grapes growing...plums...and the apple trees...then they come home for a bit and hang around Shaun and watch him as he is always busy doing something in the yards.
Do you think you leaving me at home????
..then they go back to the neighbors and have a snack...more nap...then tuggys finally comes home to see me when I get home for 800pm.  I work usually starting at around 430am-100pm...then come home for a couple of hours then back to second job from 400-800pm...then home sleep and up at 245am to start all over again.  So because I have been sick I was lucky to have this Sunday off (grin).  I don't go back to my main job until Wednesday. 

Anyways I say goodbye to the neighbors...have a cup of coffee...put Tuggs in the house...and I make my escape plan into the city..

Yipppeee I can hardly contain myself...I almost feel like a school kid...or like I am going on some great adventure.  Not good when you can't get out much...but I am excited all the same.
I am coming with you right???? Sorry Tuggs it is to hot in the car...you must stay home buddy...he is not happy:(:(
  (It take so little to make me happy).

Away I go.  I make my escape route out past some deer, then the winery and finally out to the highway...yipppeeee freedom...I can taste it.  My blood is running...my heart is pumping...I am frrreeeeeeeeee!!!!! Hahahahahahaha

So I make it into town...and I want to take some photos of things I seems to always go by, when I am busy at work all the time...but never really have the time to just go and see...walk around a bit...do some window shopping...be a tourist.

I stopped into a few of my favorite places...chapter's was one of them...I hauled myself into the store as I needed a couple of books to read.  I picked up The Time Travellers Wife..(NO I have not seen the movies wanted to read the book first).
Okay out the door
..Then I picked up The White Queen by Philippa Gregory (She wrote the other bolen girl).  I like the history of Henry the VIII...the tudor dynasty...This one is about Elizabeth Woodville whom married Edward Plantagenet (War of the Roses era)...and then The quickie by James Patterson...he writes suspense..murder and mayhem:)  Grabbed a cup of coffee at Starbucks...then started my window shopping :):)

So come for a walk with me around the great city of Victoria on and Sunday afternoon...we will stop by some of my favorite places...Starbucks, She She Shoes...pretty shoes, Rocky Mountain Chocolates...(Island operated), Rebar's restaurant (they even have a cookbook out now)...just to name a few.

Come...come...follow me.
This will be something else to see beside my Secret trail...which is BTW the Best Place On Earth...for me.....
But Victoria has some beautiful and exciting things to offer too........
Okay...ready...set...go...start those feet walking...have some good shoes on we are going for quite a walk......


One last thing...this is dedicated to Oldschoolbill...who said I needed grits and hushpuppies...none here Bill...I may have to go on yet another adventure to hunt those things down....:):)
hummingbird50 says:
Hey thanks Bill...but I just can't seem to get grits here on the Island...(we are gritless) (grin) I must go across the water...take the blackball ferry to Port Angeles..then buy some there I suppose...and I have your video to learn how to make them:) thanks for the great info...and for the smiles:)
Have a great day Bill
Posted on: Sep 01, 2009
oldschoolbill says:
Try this http://www.quakeroats.com/products/more-products-from-quaker/content/specialty-items/grits/instant-grits-plain.aspx
Posted on: Sep 01, 2009
hummingbird50 says:
Thanks Kora, and Jeremy for stopping in for the visit :) Come again one day!!!
Posted on: Aug 31, 2009
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Oooo what a beautiful morning...
Oooo what a beautiful morning...
Oooo what a beautiful day....
Oooo what a beautiful day....
Do you think you leaving me at hom…
Do you think you leaving me at ho…
I am coming with you right????
So…
I am coming with you right???? S…
Okay out the door
Okay out the door
Past the bench...
Past the bench...
oooo I am making my escape....
oooo I am making my escape....
Down the driveway
Down the driveway
Past the deer....
Past the deer....
Heee...heee...you may see me...but…
Heee...heee...you may see me...bu…
Oooo look donw the drive way
Oooo look donw the drive way
Oppss up the road...
Oppss up the road...
Past the winery....
Past the winery....
OOooo look highway I am turning le…
OOooo look highway I am turning l…
Ok I am ready lets go....
Ok I am ready let's go....
driving...driving...I feel like my…
driving...driving...I feel like m…
Look Elke...going through goldstre…
Look Elke...going through goldstr…
Ooo downtown already
Ooo downtown already
The famous hanging baskets...
The famous hanging baskets...
I thought I would try some differe…
I thought I would try some differ…
Inside the museaum IMAX theatre...
Inside the museaum IMAX theatre...
Inside museum
Inside museum
Then we were three....
Then we were three....
Bell tower...
Bell tower...
Government street
Government street
Color
Color
Yipppe for yellow
Yipppe for yellow
Happy..happy...
Happy..happy...
Inner harbour
Inner harbour
Empress Hotel
Empress Hotel
Inner harbour
Inner harbour
Inner harbour people selling their…
Inner harbour people selling thei…
Undersea gardens
Undersea gardens
anybody want to go boating
anybody want to go boating
Wax Museum and Hotel grand Pacific
Wax Museum and Hotel grand Pacific
Peek
Peek
Empress
Empress
Douglas street...
Douglas street...
More Douglas
More Douglas
New condos
New condo's
The sticky wicket pub and restaura…
The sticky wicket pub and restaur…
old church
old church
Fly with me
Fly with me
I am coming to get you!!!!
I am coming to get you!!!!
Strathcona Hotel...beside the stic…
Strathcona Hotel...beside the sti…
Douglas street church
Douglas street church
In color
In color
Look up
Look up
Take a tour...do not eat at mickey…
Take a tour...do not eat at micke…
Mores churches
Mores churches
Need to buy a book...three huge fl…
Need to buy a book...three huge f…
And a Starbucks right inside...to …
And a Starbucks right inside...to…
Looking down Trounce Alley
Looking down Trounce Alley
Pixies...faeries...and lots of mag…
Pixies...faeries...and lots of ma…
Oooo I love she she shoes
Oooo I love she she shoes
Halloween already!!!!
Halloween already!!!!
Lets fly some more
Lets fly some more
Oooo love this shop has many yummy…
Oooo love this shop has many yumm…
Ok too much yum yums...
Ok too much yum yum's...
Yummmmm....
Yummmmm....
Can you pick just one???
Can you pick just one???
I know I cant
I know I can't
They make it right there in front …
They make it right there in front…
Cowichan sweaters...lovely and war…
Cowichan sweaters...lovely and wa…
Old town
Old town
Ok public market let.s go see
Ok public market let.s go see
I love this place for tea..a loose…
I love this place for tea..a loos…
China town
China town
In color
In color
Roarrrr.....
Roarrrr.....
Ying and yang...cool tree
Ying and yang...cool tree
China town
China town
More china town
More china town
nice colors
nice colors
Don Mee restaurant
Don Mee restaurant
Hey Liz you should be here with me
Hey Liz you should be here with me
Could play cowboys and indians :)
Could play cowboys and indians :)
Heading down warf street
Heading down warf street
Swans hotel restaurant and pub
Swans hotel restaurant and pub
Nice and cozy....
Nice and cozy....
Waiting to the train to go up isla…
Waiting to the train to go up isl…
Colorful...still down warf street
Colorful...still down warf street
Funky part of town
Funky part of town
Pink...pink....
Pink...pink....
Ooo more pink
Ooo more pink
Market square....
Market square....
Well need I explain...and they are…
Well need I explain...and they ar…
Wanna go for a ride
Wanna go for a ride
Yummy organic restaurant
Yummy organic restaurant
gotta wash before you get the rubb…
gotta wash before you get the rub…
Cool bath bombs...
Cool bath bombs...
Government street....
Government street....
Let the music begin
Let the music begin
More wares to sell
More wares to sell
One of my fav restaurants...awesom…
One of my fav restaurants...aweso…
The Bay centre....
The Bay centre....
Yummy coffee here...
Yummy coffee here...
Nice little pub
Nice little pub
Wine?  Anyone want some wine...I t…
Wine? Anyone want some wine...I …
This is where I am having lunch...…
This is where I am having lunch..…
Hug me!!!!!
Hug me!!!!!
Yummy soda and ice cream floats he…
Yummy soda and ice cream floats h…
Can you tell I like yellow :)
Can you tell I like yellow :)
and pink....
and pink....
Two by two
Two by two
Empress hotel courtyard
Empress hotel courtyard
Weeping sequoia tree
Weeping sequoia tree
Pretty pansy
Pretty pansy
Ad for Butchart Gardens...I must g…
Ad for Butchart Gardens...I must …
Love white too
Love white too
Okay I am all worn out for today I…
Okay I am all worn out for today …
We could stop for a quick ice crea…
We could stop for a quick ice cre…
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photo by: hummingbird50