Victoria,BC

Place 70 – Day 36: Victoria, BC – Afternoon Tea & Goodbyes!

Packing Up

We got ourselves ready in the morning, had some breakfast, and got packed up and ready to go.

We changed the bed sheets and tidied up, as well as packed all of our stuff away.

Afternoon Tea

We took Linda for afternoon tea at 11:45.

The place seemed alright, but everything was just okay, which was pretty disappointing.

We headed back to Linda’s and hung out with her for a bit more before we had to leave and say goodbye until next time!

Leaving Victoria

We drove up to get our car cleaned at the car wash that we had bought a ticket for before but didn’t get to use on Wednesday.

We were waiting and a woman managed to make her car battery die right at the entrance to the car wash, so it took quite a while to actually get our car washed, so it was good that we left at such a good time!

We left the car wash after it was done and went to the supermarket and picked up a salad to eat on the boat.

We got onto the boat and got a pretty good spot! Masks are now mandatory again indoors, which includes the ferry, which is great!

We ate our salad and then we just relaxed. We were told there were whales, but we didn’t see them when we looked!

We got back to Vancouver and drove home, which took less time than expected.

We got back home and just did very little. Kim had a nice bath with bath salts she bought at her massage and we just relaxed.

Back to work tomorrow!


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 932: Vancouver, BC – French Patisserie

We woke up and had a nice breakfast at home and then got ourselves ready for the day.

The weather wasn’t good today, but we wanted to go out to a cafe or patisserie, so we found one and drove out there.

It turns out, we actually went to the wrong one! That being said, we did get to have a delicious chocolate coffee cake there!

Chocolate & Coffee…A delicious combo!

We did have a coffee each with this, too, but unfortunately they were no where near as nice as they looked. We plan to come back out and go to the other patisserie we were meant to go to, which was only a block over!

We were parked at a mall, so it made sense to go there to do our weekly shop but also a few other things. We picked up a frame and some other items from Homesense and then went to the supermarket.

We drove back home after a pretty successful day and then when we got home we did some relaxing then Kim made a veggie lasagna for dinner!

We watched a bit of TV and then Kim had a bath and watched a film.

We watched some more TV after Kim’s bath and then headed to bed. Another busy week is coming!


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 925: Vancouver, BC – Miserable Weather

We woke up and Curtis went out to get some croissants and coffee for breakfast.

We ate those, watched the F1 race and then got ourselves showered.

We chatted with Kim’s family for a bit and then Kim did some work for a few hours whilst Curtis played games. The weather was gross, so we couldn’t really go out anywhere and Kim needed to get a bit of work done.

After Kim was done, we went out to the supermarket to do our weekly shop.

We did that and then came home and had potatoes, peas, mushrooms, egg and cheese for dinner, something Kim has made a few times from her cookbook. Very delicious, quick and easy!

We watched a bit of TV and then it was time for Kim to have her nice Sunday night relaxing bath.

After Kim’s bath, we watched a bit more TV and then headed to bed.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 918: Vancouver, BC – Finally Exploring A Little

Kim went out to get croissants for breakfast and we ate those and then very slowly got ourselves ready for the day.

Here in BC, we are able to travel within our health region, which is quite large, and they no longer suggest not doing so, so we went a little further today!

We drove out towards where we stayed when we first got here, near Burnaby, and walked around a park we’d been to a couple of times.

We walked through the forest areas and almost all of the park. We were met by many squirrels and birds and the weather got way hotter then it was meant to be, which was lovely!

We walked around for a while and then started to need a drink and got a bit too warm, so we headed back towards home.

We needed to go to the supermarket, so we stopped in there on the way back.

After we got home, we did some laundry and vaccuming and then Kim made the teriyaki chicken burgers that she’s made a few times! She made a decent amount of them so we can have them whenever we want without having to make them again!

Kim cooked up the burgers and we had that with sweet potato fries and corn on the cob. A delicious dinner.

We ate and relaxed and then Kim went for a nice relaxing bath.

We watched a little TV after that and then went to bed, ready for work tomorrow.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 904: Vancouver, BC – Kits Beach Long Walk

We woke up and had a nice homemade breakfast sandwich for breakfast. After we ate that, we got ourselves ready and went out for a walk.

We got a bit tired of doing the same walk, so we planned to walk for about an hour to get to Kitsilano and visit the beach there.

We got a coffee once we got to Kitsilano and it was a really good one!

We then walked to what we thought was Kitsilano beach, but we accidentally went about 30 minutes too far and walked to Jericho beach instead! Luckily, this is still a nice place to walk to, but we walked along that beach and up to Kitsilano beach, where we walked around a bit.

We walked down to the dog beach and watched all the dogs run around and then Kim dipped her feet in the water a little before we headed back towards home as we were hungry!

After about an hour of walking, we managed to get back home, legs hurting but McDonald’s in hand which was a bonus! A beautiful day out and a nice, very long, walk.

We ate our dinner and relax for a bit, then headed out to the supermarket followed by Kim having her weekly relaxing bath.

We watched a bit more TV and headed to bed.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 897: Vancouver, BC – Switching Up Our Walk

We woke up fairly late, accidentally, and then had some french toast for breakfast.

Once we were done with breakfast, we watched the Formula 1 race and then got ourselves ready to go out.

We went out for a walk, as usual, but we walked a bit of a different way once we got to the park.

We walked around a lake that is in the park, which was a little quieter, greener and had some herons in the lake that we watched for a bit.

We walked back home and were pretty hungry, so made some dinner when we got back. We had vegetables, egg and chicken on top of rice, which was really nice.

We went out to do the weekly shop, but we also went to Canadian Tire to pickup some new cutlery.

We did our shop and headed back to the car, where there was a bit of an altercation happening. Nothing physical, but we waited with one of the people until the police arrived. That was a bit of excitement for the evening but luckily everyone was ok.

We headed back home and watched a bit of TV, then we did a little bit of reading in Norwegian. Curtis bought Kim a book for her birthday and she took a look at it today and enjoyed reading in Norwegian!

Kim then had a bath whilst Curtis played some games, then we watched some TV for the remainder of the evening.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 890: Vancouver, BC – Homemade Cappuccinos

Cappucinos

For breakfast, we had croissants we bought yesterday, but also homemade cappuccinos which were delicious!

Kim is excellent at steaming the milk correctly, so we really enjoyed our fancy coffee for the morning.

Longer Walk Than Normal

We had no plans today and the weather was lovely, so we went for a nice long walk. W

We walked down the seawall, as usual, but we also went through to 2 different beaches and through the park, which was less busy, beautiful and just overall very nice!

Thai Green Curry

We did a bit of housework once we got back home and then made a chicken Thai green curry! It was delicious though we do like it a little spicier.

Bath

Kim had her usual weekly bath in the evening and then we relaxed together. Kim is off work for the week, so she is excited to relax a little, though she will likely do some work still.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 883: Vancouver, BC – We Achieved!

We woke up and had some pain au chocolat and coffee from our favourite bakery and then got ourselves ready for the day, slowly.

The weather was gross again, so we decided we would get some more home shopping done.

We went to Homesense and Home Depot to get a bunch of things and it was very successful, though a bit busy!

We finished up there and still had a few things to get, so we went to Bed Bath & Beyond for a few other items.

We got done here and headed home, getting back at around 18:00. We were so hungry! Curtis went up to 2 different supermarkets to find something for dinner that was quick and easy, but there was nothing there. We were so hungry that we just ordered Tacofino and picked that up so we could eat quickly!

We then took down a bunch of recycling we had in the apartment, turns out that Sunday is the worst day as it was so busy, and then after that Kim had her nice relaxing weekly bath whilst Curtis played some games.

We then watched some TV together and headed to bed shortly after.


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Mr And Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 876: Vancouver, BC – More New Home Items!

We woke up and had some breakfast, and then watched the Formula 1 race highlights.

Once we did that and got ourselves ready, we went out for a nice long walk again. Everything was a little less busy, so it was nicer to walk around and take in the beautiful weather.

We came back home and got some admin done with regards to changing our addresses on different things and then Kim looked online for some specific items we need for the apartment.

Kim found some, so she went out whilst Curtis watched hockey to get a few of those items, which was great.

Once Kim got back, we had a delicious mushroom and sweet potato salad,bwhich we had a lot during the summer last year, and we relaxed for the rest of the evening, with Kim also having her first bath in the new apartment!


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Mr & Mrs Hale

Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 585: Vancouver, BC – F1 is Back & Blown Away

We woke up a little late and Kim went out to get breakfast from our favourite bakery/cafe.

Once we ate that, we watched the highlights of the first F1 race of the season, which we are glad is underway!

The weather improved throughout the day so we went out for a walk. We did see there was a wind warning, and they were right! We almost got blown over multiple times, and it was actually difficult to walk, so we headed back home with our coffee and played some games.

We got laundry and housework done and then made ourselves some dinner.

We had leftover chilli along with leftover corn on the cob, both of which were excellent.

We went to the supermarket pretty late and that was a good thing as it was nice and quick!

We got back home and Kim had a nice relaxing bath. We then relaxed and watched some TV.


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Mr & Mrs Hale