Sheri’s and my 10 hour tourist extravaganza

Sheri and I put in a 10 hour day yesterday!  She is fabulous company.

I didn’t know an introvert could spend 10 hours in the company of another human when isn’t work.

But Sheri is like a unicorn 🦄in terms of an exploring companion.  We had FUN!

She, her daughter Rachel and I all piled into the car for a 10 am start at visiting Butchart Gardens.

Butchart surpassed any photos I had ever seen.  Created by the Butchart family who transformed an old quarry into this thing of lush beauty.  I have never seen anything like it.

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The innocent carousel was actually quite bloodthirsty on closer inspection! 😳

 

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I noticed lots of unhealthy brown things growing on most of the rose leaves.  This was disappointing in an establishment as renowned as this one.  I was embarrassed for them and brushed them off as much I could to be helpful.  Later on, up the way a bit, Sheri was chatting to a gardener and I overheard him say ‘yeah, we have to protect our roses by introducing a good mite to them that eat  the bad critters.  We mix them up with wet bran and then spray the roses with the mix for even distribution, ‘

I looked back at all the rose leaves I had brushed free of all their protection!😳

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After a few hours skimming the surface of  Butchart’s floral magic, we drove on to Sidney, a town on the Salish Sea.

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Lunch was at the Surly Mermaid, a cool hipster place full of sweet young waitresses.  I chose the burger that came with peanut butter aioli, obviously…. because: peanut butter.

All the food was delicious.

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My burger!!

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Victoria gets used pianos in the summer, paints them, and places them around the city for people to use.  Rach  played beautifully.

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We dropped Rach off home and went to the Marina for some drinks and sushi.

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Then it was home to sink into the couch and watch a rom com.

 

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4 Comments on Sheri’s and my 10 hour tourist extravaganza

  1. Robyn
    July 14, 2019 at 6:54 am (5 days ago)

    How beautiful! And the food looks amazing 🙂

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    • admin
      July 14, 2019 at 10:11 pm (4 days ago)

      You would have loved it!

      Reply
  2. Gary Lum
    July 14, 2019 at 7:06 am (5 days ago)

    I’ve never tried peanut paste aioli. What was it like on a burger?

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    • admin
      July 14, 2019 at 10:11 pm (4 days ago)

      Well I felt all cutting edge, when I remembered peanut satay is savoury peanut butter …. this wasplike they 😜

      Reply

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