I left my heart in Victoria

  • Gorgeous sunny weather
  • Cherry blossom lined streets as far as the eye could see
  • A 100 year old haunted hotel room
  • Behind the scenes tours of two (2!) radio stations
  • Fabulous sushi (and I’m picky when it comes to Japanese – only the best will do)
  • A very funky space (perfect for floor blogging) to chill in after dinner
  • Copious drinks flowing freely
  • Imported Mexican Marlboros
  • The most beautiful friends in the world
  • Too many laughs to dare count

Any wonder why I didn’t want to leave???


In all truth, the highlight of my entire vacation came when I got to visit Ryan at the station.  He plays it down like being on the radio is no big deal, but do you know what?  It really, really is a big deal and it’s way more complicated that he’d have you believe.

I had some great photos of the three of us in Victoria, but I made a solemn promise (influenced greatly by a threat on my life and/or a huge lawsuit) not to publish them.  I considered reneging for a few minutes there, but decided maybe I shouldn’t.  I do want to have friends in the city next time I go back and visit. 

Although… do you think that I might be exempt from holding up my end of the agreement?  Consider this, when I made it:

  • we were on the street in downtown Victoria,
  • I was drunk,
  • it was 5 am on Friday morning.

Think I have a case?


13 Responses to “I left my heart in Victoria”

  1. Erin Says:

    Hey now – I really would LOVE to see those pictures 🙂

    It sounds like you had a wonderful vacation! Don’t fret about not stopping by (I just read your email), I know you’re still around 🙂 Plus I’ll just hunt you down when I have to, lol.

    Have a great day!

  2. Say Rah! Says:

    while i don’t think the conditions under which your promise was made are binding, i do think you should keep your word to this guy. just seems like the right thing to do.

    although, one does begin to wonder what he has to hide…

  3. QueenieCarly Says:

    I’m not really going to post them. I wouldn’t even think about it. I was just teasing, anyway. Sheesh, Sarah, who do you think I am??

    They are actually very nice photos of the mystery man. It’s too bad he’s not game. In truth, I probably have a few things to hide myself.

  4. chuck Says:

    5am in Victoria, drunk on the street, didnt you guys get busted by the Victoria police, (RCMP?)……….. 5am, drunk on a Victoria street seems like an oxymoron!
    Glad you had a good time, and behave yourself, NO PIX!!!, you promised!

  5. flap Says:

    It all sounds great. I love Victoria too. I had many a drunken night at the old Strathcona Hotel. There were (are?) three different bars in that one hotel!!! It almost seemed not right!
    Good times.
    I am insanely jealous of the personal radio station tour and would like to ride on the coat tails of your VIP status one day and get in on one myself. Just how well do you know this L-Ram character?????? 😉

  6. Dex Says:

    Hey just abide by my motto….”What happens in Victoria, stays in Victoria.”

  7. kelly Says:

    That Inn looks gorgeous – I’m sure much nicer than the Travelodge the kids and I are staying in next month. Ah, the joys of a single-mom’s budget and sacrificing for an indoor pool. Want to join us? I’m sure Evan would trade his left you-know-what for a radio-station tour!

  8. dawmarie Says:

    Carly, do you smoke? Am I the only one who didn’t know this?

  9. Say Rah! Says:

    didn’t know…

  10. neobluepanther Says:

    You not only have a case but a strong one.

    The 100 year old haunted hotel room seems like a place that I would really want to be at.

  11. Dex Says:

    How come people don’t know you smoke?

  12. kelly Says:

    Hey, how the hell do imported cigarrettes from Mexico fit into Victoria anyway?

  13. QueenieCarly Says:

    The imported Marlboros were leftover from Ryan’s trip to Mexico.
    Maybe they don’t know I smoke because they don’t pay attention. Or maybe I don’t talk about it. Or maybe I just don’t do it enough to make mention. You know, Amy, because whenever we’re together, the drinks are flowing.

    Kel: I’m totally down with that trip. And judging by Flap’s implications, maybe we should bring her along sometime when the kids are not invited.

    And yeah, Chuck, we’re lucky we weren’t nabbed out there. If it makes any difference, we were totally behaving ourselves.

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