Team Jongela, 12 years and counting…

23 Sep

This past weekend, we celebrated our anniversary by going to Victoria, British Columbia.  Hard to believe it’s been 12 years, but I guess we have the photos and memories to prove it (and wrinkles).  Of course it’s cliche, but it’s true… Time flies when you’re having fun!

We caught the first #5 bus of the day (6am)  from Fremont to downtown and walked over to Pier 69 where we caught the Victoria Clipper.  You can drive north of Seattle and catch the ferry from Anacortes or Vancouver, but we don’t have a car so this was much easier.  The ride was pleasant.  We fortified ourselves with hot coffee and snacks as the clipper cruised north out of Puget Sound and across the Strait of Juan de Fuca.  Three hours later we pulled into Victoria and started to explore.

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Since we only stayed one night in Victoria we didn’t have a whole lot of time to explore the city but we still had plenty of fun and ate some yummy grindz.  Downtown Victoria is very walkable and there are plenty of shops, restaurants, bars, and street performers to keep one busy while wandering around on foot.

We had lunch at the very vegetarian-friendly “Rebar” http://www.rebarmodernfood.com/ and walked around Chinatown.  We also caught a cool art exhibit called “World War 3” at Legacy Art Gallery and Cafe http://legacygallery.ca/ To celebrate our anniversary we had dinner at a nice Italian restaurant called Fiamo http://www.fiamo.ca/ and after stuffing ourselves with ravioli and some tasty BC vino we headed back to the hotel to crash for the night.

The next morning we caught the ferry back to Seattle.  Although it rained on our boat trip back down to the states, by the time we reached Seattle it was a beautiful day so we wandered around Pike Place Market for a little while before retreating back to Fremont.  We made it home just in time to catch a great sunset on our roof.

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2 Responses to “Team Jongela, 12 years and counting…”

  1. redjef September 29, 2010 at 1:34 am #

    go team! congrats and here’s to many more!

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