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All the Best Things

All the Best Things

Day 2 of this summer’s vacation took us from Raleigh to Winston-Salem, NC and eventually to Christiansburg, VA where we spent the night at my sister’s house. Before heading out for the drive in our borrowed Prius, though, my wonderful mother-in-law wanted to show us some things. My MIL is really good at sorting through things....

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Game to 100
Ready for the flight to heaven

Sep 22, 2016
Ready for the flight to heaven

In glancing through the obituaries in Wednesday’s Sacramento Bee, I noticed that an 87-year-old woman had “gained her wings 09/09/16.” Further down the page, I saw an ad for the Angel Care funeral home, complete with fluttering wings above the … Continue reading

Rubys Musings
Fulfilling a Bucket List Goal

Sep 21, 2016

Today I start the first of many posts about my recent blogging tour that I went on the week between the 9th to the 17th of September . I had a full schedule of things I wanted to do while visiting points of interest from Burbank to Santa Cruz Ca...

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Wednesday Vignette: Victoria, BC tulip house in the summer

Wednesday Vignette: Victoria, BC tulip house in the summer

On our whirlwind trip to Victoria, British Columbia in April we happened to drive by a Dutch-style house surrounded by an ocean of tulips (see here and here). I don't think I had ever seen so many tulips in one place. I wouldn't be surprised if accidents happen...

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More Butchart Gardens flower power—and a dose of Japanese tranquility

More Butchart Gardens flower power—and a dose of Japanese tranquility

My last post left off at the Sunken Garden. From there I continued counterclockwise, first to the Rose Carousel, then to the Japanese Garden via the Rose Garden and finally on to the Italian Garden. Here is a handy map if you want to follow along or if you’ve...

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Succulents at Butchart Gardens—and bananas and more

Succulents at Butchart Gardens—and bananas and more

When we visited Butchart Gardens in July 2015 I was bemoaning the dearth of succulents. After revisiting the garden a couple of days ago, I’m happy to report that I found several beds right next to the parking lot (marked as the Mediterranean Garden on the map) that have a small but well...

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Evening in downtown Victoria, BC

Evening in downtown Victoria, BC

It still hasn’t sunk in that daughter #1 is now a student at the University of Victoria (UVic) and will live here for at least four years. Out of all the places she could have picked to go to college, Victoria certainly is one of the most scenic. Yes, people say Victoria is...

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Chronicles of Nothing
Pokemon Go Twin Cities Tips

Pokemon Go Twin Cities Tips

Despite what some people in the media would have you believe, the Pokémon Go phenomenon is still going strong. If you’re like me, you’re a casual Pokemon Go player. You might play every day, but you probably haven’t gotten past level 20. I thought some people either visiting or casually playing might benefit from...

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Labour Day escapade to Tofino, Vancouver Island

Labour Day escapade to Tofino, Vancouver Island

In April, we visited Victoria, British Columbia because daughter #1 was interested in studying at the University of Victoria. Fast-forward five months. We’re back in Victoria, helping daughter #1 getting settled in her new life and taking a much-needed vacation in the process.

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Index: Victoria and Vancouver Island, BC, September 2016

Index: Victoria and Vancouver Island, BC, September 2016

This list contains all the posts from our September 2016 trip to Vancouver Island, British Columbia:

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