So I said I was going to take a vacation and I did. Last weekend I took the ferry over to Victoria, stayed in fancy-pants hotel, and visited my oldest friend. It was awesome. Alas, a week of fancypantsing was not in the budget, so the rest of the week was a staycation. Sleeping! Reading! Putzing around! Ok, so that was pretty great, too. I’m all caught up on sleep and ready to tackle my dissertation.
Here are some photos:
Gonzales Hill Regional Park (aka the Secret Lookout—it feels like you’re driving up a private driveway, but it is a park!)
At this point my brand new camera decided it wasn’t going to work anymore 😛 so no photos of the remainder of the drive.
The Cunningham, aka Biology, Building at UVic:
Opened by my friend’s grampa (six degrees & all that ;-)):
This was the BUGS (Biology Under Grad Society) “Lounge.” Yes, it’s a wide space in the hallway. It used to have couches and stuff, though. But the whole building appears to be undergoing renovation. It was pretty empty, except for a few scattered chairs and tables…
I don’t know if this will survive the renovation, but it cracked me up to see that it was still there. I made that sign (if you can call it that) when I was BUGS Social Coordinator.
Yes, folks, my most enduring legacy in this world is a “sign” I whipped off one night while in my “all I draw is homages to Calvin & Hobbes” phase.
The bunnies really are everywhere.
This is where I lived in my first year at UVic:
Who was Margaret Newton? She was a plant pathologist. (Something I never knew when I lived there!)