A few relatives came visiting, so I figure it’s good to take them for a ferry ride to Vancouver Island and do some sightseeing in Victoria. Our first stop was the University of Victoria.
Huge, mature pine trees all over the campus, and although the weather was not sunny, it did not stop us from exploring the campus. I was here last time back in ’94 to take a SAT test, so my memory was very vague. Luckily, it was a Sunday, so not many cars on the road, and I could drive slow and being a tour guide. We also had a chance walking the campus.
Next stop – the newly constructed Uptown. It is just besides Hwy 17 on the way to downtown Victoria. My wife had a craving for cupcakes, and since we were following The Cupcake Girls, we know there is one Cupcakes store in Victoria.
We were the first customers. We went in, grabbed a pack of 12 mini-cupcakes, and we left. Sorry, no pictures on the cupcakes, as we devoured them in an unbelievably fast manner.
We then headed to downtown and do some tourists stuff, including the seawall walk. I also took them to Mile Zero.
Here is an orca in the busy Victoria Harbour.
For lunch, we picked The Old Spaghetti Factory.
I can’t remember the last time I was eating here, perhaps it was 15 years ago at the Vancouver Gastown location. Nonetheless, they still have tasty spaghetti.
They have lots books on the shelf.
We all ordered the entrée, as this gave you soup or salad, an entrée dish, ice cream, and tea or coffee, all for the price between $10 – $18 (pre-tax).
Minestrone Soup – very delicious.
The famous Spaghetti with Meatballs
Red Thai Curry Linguine with Prawns
Chicken Pesto Linguine
The weather suddenly changed for the worse, and it started pouring rain. However, we were lucky that we did what we wanted to do. A common vote had us hopping on the car and heading back to Vancouver.