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Mini-Vacation

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:

Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal

Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay

James Bay - South

Coho

Victoria at Night

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Beach Drive + Dallas Road

Cattle Point:

Cattle Point

Gonzales Hill Regional Park (aka the Secret Lookout—it feels like you’re driving up a private driveway, but it is a park!)

Gonzales Hill

Gonzales Hill

Clover Point:

Clover Point

At this point my brand new camera decided it wasn’t going to work anymore 😛 so no photos of the remainder of the drive.

UVic – Cunningham Building

The Cunningham, aka Biology, Building at UVic:

Cunningham Building

Opened by my friend’s grampa (six degrees & all that ;-)):

Cunningham Building

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…

BUGS "Lounge"

…and this:

BUGS

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.

In 1990-91.

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.