Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Girls Trip - Victoria

So I admit it. I am pretty spoiled. Not only do I have wonderful friends like Sandi (Brown hair) who happen to work for an airline and love me enough to take me along on trips with her to really great places. I also have a great husband who is always happy to watch the kids for me when I take breaks (I tell him its free therapy). Anyways... Sandi was so gracious and took me and Margaret (blond hair) away to Victoria for a quick weekend getaway. Not only was she able to fly us for free, but wait until you see the hotel she also was able to get us into for free. I think I need a job with Horizon Air.

This picture was taken right outside the hotel. They have the most lovely gardens. The flowers were not only abundant, but so colorful and beautiful. How could you not be in a good mood. Just on the right in the background is a little glimpse of the pool house. We went for a morning workout on Saturday, and I actually went swimming (without kids) and lounged in the hot tub. It was glorious. Not to mention they had a great workout room, and since I wasn't on a time frame I over did it and was sore for 3 days.

This is the Empress. Wow it was unbelievable. Sandi I owe you something serious. Chocolate for life. Dessert every month for a year. Whatever, just let me know. We stayed in the "Gold" section. OMG. We were treated like celebrities. They had this amazing lounge for "Gold" members that had the most amazingly delectable treats. There were just there for us anytime of the day all day, and when they ran out, they would put out more. For me it was pure heaven. Plus we had an amazing breakfast, and Hors D' Oeuvres in the evening. Hors D' Oeuvres, please it was a dinner, and it was good. They had even more desserts out for this...again...heaven.

There was a cute little Ice-cream parlor next to the hotel, and then a quaint restaurant with super yummy food. Ahhhh.

I absolutely loved Victoria. The people were so incredibly nice everywhere we went. The shopping was great and these streets were so cute. Don't I look very relaxed and happy. Free therapy.

Another cute pictures of my friends. This was also taken on the grounds of the hotel. It was pure luxury. There was a girl in the Lush store that asked where we were staying and when I told her the Empress her mouth dropped open and she said wow, you girls stay in style. Yippie, I felt really cool and sophisticated. Thanks Sandi, have I said that enough. It was so much fun.


Meg said...

It was so much fun! I still haven't done my full post on it. Sandi is the best!!! I am still laughing about the movie "The Women!" And, missing that parfait we had. YUM.

I also think it was the first time I've exercised on vacation!☺

And, I still owe you both a photo cd!

Amy said...

How fun, Tannya. I love Victoria! I haven't been in forever. And it's always fun to getaway with girlfriends. Yay, for husbands that let us getaway when we need it! You are dearly missed here in San Francisco. When are you going to come and visit us?

John, Kirstin, Emma, Anderson, Stewart said...

You lucky! Wish I could have a long enough workout to be sore. hehehe. What good friends you have.