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A Beautiful Day to Fly to Victoria, British Columbia

By DD - Last updated: Saturday, August 16, 2014
DD and Mama D on the Air Canada Express flight from Vancouver to Victoria BC: the smallest plane we've ever taken.

DD and Mama D on the Air Canada Express flight from Vancouver to Victoria BC: the smallest plane we’ve ever taken.

They were calling for thunderstorms but fortunately the risks had disappeared by the morning and we were able able to fly! No delays, no glitches, it was a perfect trip. I (DD) met Mama D in Montreal and we flew to Victoria, British Columbia where the weather was warm and not too humid. The isolated picnic bag was great to have and I was even able to get ice at the shop past security. From home, I used frozen peas to keep the sandwiches cool; what a great idea!

We flew with Air Canada on this Express plane from Vancouver to Victoria, British Columbia. It was a short fifteen minute flight.

We flew with Air Canada on this Express plane from Vancouver to Victoria, British Columbia. It was a short fifteen minute flight.

The flight from Vancouver to Victoria was 15 minutes and the view was the best I had since Hawaii! It took no more than 10 minutes to get our suitcases, and then we got our tickets for the YYJ shuttle which was a deal considering they bring you straight to your hotel (79$ return for 2). The ride was nice and so was the driver who described the scenery all along the way.

The view from our flight from Vancouver to Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada

The view from our flight from Vancouver to Victoria on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada

We got an early check-in at Harbour Towers Hotel and fortunately our room was ready! We have booked a King bedroom suite with a harbor view and got exactly what we wanted! We enjoyed listening to the sound of the seagulls and the boats and hydroplanes.

Mama D resting on the balcony after a long day of flights across Canada

Mama D resting on the balcony after a long day of flights across Canada

We went grocery shopping at Thrifty foods and took a cab back. I made a delicious bolognese pasta sauce, prepared our lunches for the next day, made pancakes for breakfast and we went to bed at 8 PST which is 11 for Mama D and midnight for DD. What a long day! We woke up the next day at 5am before sunrise and had a good needed restful sleep.

We took a cab back to the hotel with our grocery bags.

We took a cab back to the hotel with our grocery bags. Out of 85 cab drivers with Bluebird Cab Taxis, we had this driver 3 times!

 

Homewood Suites at Orlando Airport: Sweet Home Away from Home

By DD - Last updated: Friday, February 28, 2014

Dami at Homewod Suites Orlando Airport

Day 1

We got to Homewood Suites in the evening after our flight. We couldn’t have chosen a better hotel. It was like coming home after a long day and it was so comfortable. The bed was clean and the shower was hot. We were too late for a trip to Publix and had no choice but to go to Wawa which was convenient but didn’t have many choices for DD. We prepared our snacks and lunches for the next day in the fully equipped kitchen. We went to bed after a nice hot shower.

Day 2

We came back to Homewood Suites on our way back from The Keys and it was even more like coming home this time. It was nice to check-in earlier. This time we had a room on the highest floor (4th) facing the trees in the back. Dinner was ready and Dami helped himself with some free hot sausage and sauerkraut. DD had some deconstructed chicken sandwiches turned into pesto pasta with cucumber and celery. We still had lots of food left and we managed to use everything without having to throw away anything. We kept our leftover pizza for our flight the next day.

Kitchen at Homewood Suites Orlando Airport

Kitchen at Homewood Suites Orlando Airport

We would definitely consider this hotel again if we needed a place near the Orlando hotel although next time we will buy some bottled water because the tap water was soft and didn’t taste very good. Come to think of it, you never felt like you rinsed completely when washing… don’t you hate that feeling?