In Victoria, we had a half-day to do some sight-seeing so we looked for the absolute tackiest tourist attractions we could find, which turned out to be the Bug Zoo...
...and Miniature World.
En route to Tofino, we took a break and hiked among the 800-year-old trees in Cathedral Grove.
Then I continued on to Vancouver to visit friends and family. The weather was exceptionally beautiful - it only rained one day. I spent a lot of time walking around but not too much sight-seeing so I didn't take many pictures. It was more about connecting with the people I love. It's alway amazing to spend time with my West Coast family.
Also reconnected with some good friends - one I see any time I'm in Vancouver, one I hadn't seen in 10 years and one total surprise (didn't even know he was living out there). All three were friends I used to hang with on an almost daily basis in times past. It was incredible to spend time with each of them but it left me feeling a bit sad because now I miss them more than ever.
When it was finally time to go I felt like I'd had two vacations, which made me good and ready to get back to T.O. Not so ready to go back to work though. It's always better on holiday.
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