COMPETENT: Adjective; Having the necessary ability, knowledge, or skill to do something successfully.
ECLECTIC: Noun; A person who derives ideas, style, or taste from a broad and diverse range of sources.
HYPHENATE: –noun 1. A person with multiple duties or abilities 2. A person working or excelling in more than one craft or occupation 3. A person who has or performs more than one job or function
What is a true eclectic to do when her passions lead her in different directions?
This is a blog for the unfocused, the round pegs in the square holes, the short-attention span types, and all those who just can't bring themselves to join the ranks and adhere to a single category of activities or interests...whether sketches, drawings and comics, fixing an old farmhouse in Oregon, or whatever else strikes my fancy.
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Cruise to Alaska: Craigdarroch Castle and Blue Fox Cafe (07-05-12)
Gary and I walked from the cruise ship terminal into downtown Victoria, and from there on to Craigdarroch Castle, altogether about a 45 minute walk. Nice weather, many people. We took a self-guided tour of Craigdarrogh Castle, the most amazing and grandest house I have ever been in (Stained glass! Woodwork! Moldings! Marble!..). It put our local, usually impressive Pittock Mansion to shame.
A Victorian dream house, found at last!
Afterward, on our way back to the cruise ship, we stopped by a very cool restaurant called the Blue Fox Cafe. From the sidewalk, we could see that there were many people inside, none of them obvious tourists, so we took this as an indication that the locals liked the place. And we were right about that: the food was delicious. I can't remember what Gary had, but the Moroccan Chicken Benny I ordered was delicious! What a pleasant meal we had...