Day Two of our Victoria Vacation
Welcome to Day two of our Victoria vacation…we headed out to do some sightseeing and show the kids the Legislature. We ran into this sailor walking along the water and I had to take a picture with him. His name was Captain (N) (Ret) John Mason, a WWII Naval veteran and he was joined by other statues from WWII…
I must backtrack a little to breakfast…we ate ate a restaurant called Willies, just a hop, skip and a jump from our hotel and on the way to the Legislature Building. Their menu has everything: eggs and bacon; waffles and pancakes; eggs benny; French toast, lunch items and all have a unique twist on them. They close at 4:00 so it’s an early dinner you’ll receive but well worth it. The food is delicious, fresh squeezed orange juice that you can watch as you enter but the prices are high…again well worth it. I didn’t have a chance to take any photos but you can visit their website at Willie’s Bakery & Cafe.
The first slide is a reunion between a Naval officer and his daughter and the others are soldiers in front of the Legislature and of course the Queen. That was our second stop on our tour of Victoria’s Inner Harbour.
The statues outside of the Legislature were awe-inspiring and emotional. My great-uncle, George Douglas Stark, was killed in combat and there is a memorial in England dedicated to him and his crew. So standing before these fallen soldiers reminded me of my Great-uncle and the sacrifice he and his crew made for me, my family and our country. Beside the statue of Queen Victoria, there was a tree and although there was a sign asking people not to climb the tree, Katarina and I couldn’t help ourselves and had to take some photos…
I really want to emphasize how much walking we did…we walked everywhere; to eat, to the Legislature, to the mall, to Starbucks and sometimes we walked long distances to find food or Starbucks. It wasn’t always speed-walking but it was good for my health. So, back to the Legislature, we had to go through a security check which was fun, we took a lot of pictures, I got to see the back of Christy Clark’s head and I had no idea there were so many beautiful stained glass windows and inspirational quotes.