The Great Drs. Beth & Dan Victoria Adventure and Shenaniganery of 2011

It’s hard to believe that the great adventure and shenaniganery could have come and gone so fast, but it has!

The adventuring started when I greeted Dr. Dan, who was arriving on a flight from Toronto, in the manner most befitting his arrival:

Proving I am my father's daughter, this is how I greeted Dr. Dan at the airport.

We then proceeded to acquire a coffee for Dr. Dan, who had been up since 3 am Eastern time (!) and then headed to the ghetto part of the Vancouver airport where one catches a flight to Victoria. The flight to Victoria, by the way, takes about 15 mins of flight time. So, really, by the time you realize you’ve taken off, you are about to land. So much better than the ferry!

Our adventuring, not surprisingly, involved much in the way of food and beverages. We went to Lady Marmalade for my breakfast/Dan’s rebreakfasting. We wandered the streets of Victoria to see what was to be seen. Victoria, by the way, is very pretty! We may or may not have gone to two separate pubs during the course of the day to enjoy local Victoria beers. And I may or may not have discovered Phillips Service 1904 beer, one of the tastiest beers to have ever been tasted1! We also may or may not have taken some hilarious photos. Like this one:

Dr. Beth, the Princess of Whales

Or this one:

Dr. Dan, is that a giant sculpture in your pocket or are you just happy to see me?

The latter photo may have been taken after a conversation that went something like this:

Beth and Dan are walking along the boardwalk and see the statue.

Dan: Are you thinking what I’m thinking?

Beth: I am. Would you like me to take a photo of you doing that?

Dan: Yes. Yes, I would.

Sadly, the great adventure and shenaniganery was much too short, as I had to hop on a plane that was headed back to Vancouver early this morning, going straight to work from the airport. It did make me feel like a very important jetsetter, so there’s that at least.

P.S. If you’d like to read Dr. Dan’s more thorough account, with far more pictures than this posting2, here’s his post.

  1. I was telling a coworker about it today and she was all, “You’ve never had Phillips? You can totally just buy it in the liquor store.” A fact about which I am very, very excited. []
  2. Also, all the pictures in this posting were stolen from Dr. Dan []