This is the last entry of my Victoria Long Weekend Series. You can read the previous instalments here:
Our long weekend in Victoria had clearly been an absolute hit. We had laughed, walked until our feet hurt, ate some yummy delights, shopped a bit, and most of all relaxed.
There’s just something about being back on the Island that’s magical for me. Maybe it’s because it holds so many dear memories but it’s plain to see that I always feel happier after some quality time on its beautiful shores.
Since we had pretty much done everything on our to-do list, we decided just to take it easy for the last day.
We woke up late and had a leisurely brunch before meeting up with the rest of the family at a local horseshoe tournament. While my father-in-law finished playing (and winning the whole thing) the rest of us headed down to explore the tidal pools.
That’s where I saw my very first starfish!!! It was huge (bigger than my outstretched hand) and purple!!! Nothing like I imagined it would be at all! A decidedly unexpected delight!
Spending the remains of our getaway by the ocean was perfect.
And in those quiet moments I couldn’t help but count my blessings.
This time last year, we were hoping to get back to the coast but unsure if it would really happen.
And now that we’re here we can honestly say we’ve been blessed with everything we prayed for and more.
Life is good, friends. Life is good . . . <3
Question: If you’re Canadian, do you have any Victoria Day traditions? And If you’re American, how do you celebrate Memorial Day?