Saturday, March 17, 2012

A fun day in Victoria

First off, Happy St. Patrick's Day! The weather was gorgeous, so all that positive sunshine energy I have been putting out there definitely paid off, and it made for great road tripping weather. Well, I don't know if an hour out of town counts as a road trip but I'm going to say it does. ;)

The handsome "Captain", which turned to "Skipper" which turned to "Skippy" which he was definitely not a fan of.
Ella, sweet as ever. Both kids were so well behaved on our trip today, and it was a long day so I was thrilled.

Marshall decided to have a pre festivities nap. Good thinking on his part, made for a much more enjoyable day.


We started out by going to the Royal BC Museum to check out the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibit. There were some really spectacular photos. So many good ones in fact that I don't think I could have picked a favourite. Check out this one of a mountain goat defying death in an attempt to get to a salt lick: Gallery - Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Image 5 - New Scientist
We also checked out a little bit of the regular museum exhibits(had to show Ella the mammoth) before Marshall started racing around and we decided it was time to blow off a little steam with some outdoor running around. The best place for that in Victoria is Beacon Hill Park, and the kiddies had a blast there. Ella learned to go to down the fire pole all on her owned which she was thrilled about, and Marshall laughed and laughed going down the slide repeatedly. Neither kid wanted to leave of course but there were still a few more things to do, such as.........going to Sephora!
If you haven't been to this store, and you love make up and skin care products(and all other things beauty) than you will LOVE this store. They have every brand you can think of and can't get anywhere else. My purchases today? Nars blush in Orgasm, which I have wanted for so long(and yes, it's as nice as they say), and the Naked palette from Urban Decay(love!). I was like a kid in a candy store, I could have stayed there all day and emptied my bank account. :)

After that a quick trip to Costco, and a post road trip Starbucks and it was home to relax. A really fun day overall.
Last night I tried out the new Perogy Factory that opened in Duncan at the beginning of February by picking up some of their potato and five cheese perogies for dinner. They are quite pricey so I don't know if I will be going back($7.95 for seven perogies), but they were pretty tasty. I just pan fried them in a little oil and ate them with a little salt, pepper, sour cream and green onions(didn't I tell you I need to change up my diet if I want to lose weight?? Why are all the yummy things always so bad for you??). More info here:
Had a very good run on the treadmill last night, putting in 5.5kms and ran most of it. I felt awesome afterward, so worth it. For me the first part of the run is always the hardest, the part where I am getting my sore legs moving, but once they get going the soreness seems to go away and I feel like I can go for a long time.
I was quite sore this morning from my NTC workout(check out the link in my last post) and actually took an advil before we headed out on our trip this morning. I'm so out of Only way to get better is to stick with it though and I fully intend to. As they say "you can feel sore tomorrow or you can feel sorry tomorrow" and I definitely choose the sore.


  1. Sounds like a fun filled day! I really, really have to make it to the Royal BC Museum; I've been wanting to for awhile. That mountain goat picture is amazing!! (:

  2. The museum is awesome! I have great memories of going there as a kid and being in total awe of everything.

  3. As a kid????? Actually now that you mention that I have a vague (fairly recent) memory of Dad telling me he packed me around in a snuggly through the Royal BC Museum and I screamed and cried just about the entire time haha sorry Dad! :)

    1. Now that I don't remember, I must have been in a zone..haha.