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#181 JohnsonStBridge

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Posted 24 December 2021 - 10:25 AM

Merry Christmas from everyone's most expensive Blue Bridge!

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#182 Barrrister

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Posted 24 December 2021 - 11:34 AM

Mery Christmas to everyone, we should remember to count our blessings.


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#183 Nparker

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Posted 24 December 2021 - 02:13 PM

...we should remember to count our blessings.

I've counted mine. Now what should I do with the other 23 hours, 59 minutes and 45 seconds of the day?  ;) 

Seriously though, to all my VV "family", best of the season to each of you.  :thumbsup:


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#184 todd

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Posted 24 December 2021 - 02:32 PM

2 for 1 deal, I guess!

Constantly finding new ways to use them.

#185 todd

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Posted 24 December 2021 - 03:15 PM

I wish you all a joyous holiday season!
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#186 todd

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Posted 24 December 2021 - 04:23 PM

Santa tracking:

NORAD: https://www.noradsanta.org/en/map

or

Google: https://santatracker.google.com/

#187 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 25 December 2021 - 06:38 AM

Merry Christmas, everyone!

 

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#188 Barrrister

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Posted 25 December 2021 - 06:48 AM

<erry Christmas and the joy of the day to everyone.



#189 Mike K.

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Posted 25 December 2021 - 10:21 AM

Merry Christmas everyone.

I see Victoria Watcher got a knock off CYbErTRuCk.

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#190 Redd42

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Posted 27 December 2021 - 08:51 PM

We’re off to Butchart tomorrow as well, they are sold out but managed to squeeze me in!

 

Couple of years ago, the friend and I who try to do Christmas together, reserved about a month a head to eat at the restaurant at Butchart. So a couple of weeks away.

 

When we showed up we were directed to what I would call the kids table. On the crowded back porch. The front was almost empty. I assume they were leaving the front very spacious tables open for the foreign tourists who might drop in. I made made a fuss about this so they did eventually seat us in the front. No one else came in while we there, we dropped a couple hundred dollars but won't ever again.



#191 Matt R.

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Posted 27 December 2021 - 09:34 PM

I’ve got a couple fabulous hookups there. Never an issue. :)

#192 Redd42

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Posted 28 December 2021 - 02:09 AM

I’ve got a couple fabulous hookups there. Never an issue. :)

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#193 Mike K.

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Posted 28 December 2021 - 08:01 AM

When you live on Salt Spring status is shown in different ways.
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#194 Redd42

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Posted 28 December 2021 - 08:22 AM

Contrast my Butchart experience with Christmas Eve tea at the Empress this year where again we had booked a couple of weeks before. Got the best seats in the room, right by the windows. 



#195 AllseeingEye

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Posted 28 December 2021 - 09:57 AM

Naturally, unfortunately, our actual experience at a place or of a thing will color our perception of it thereafter, sometimes positively and unfortunately sometimes not. IMO it depends partially on why you choose to attend a (Christmas) venue or occasion and above all the new memories made as a result, and in our case, particularly at BG, the good memories remembered.

 

When I was younger heading out to BG at Christmas was not a thing as far as I can recall. Not sure what year the "lights" became a holiday attraction but I can only recall the last 10-15 years or so. Fast forward to today and the Number One reason we head out there aside from the festive atmosphere is - of course - the lights. Dining out there honestly isn't on our list, beyond perhaps grabbing a hot chocolate.

 

Conversely back in the 80s when I was a UVic student I worked at the Empress for three years and wouldn't have given you a plug nickel for the food because of what I saw behind the scenes and because even then it was grossly overpriced. I can't imagine what it costs in 2021 - however the dining experience today for all I know may be amazing - but the negative experience is my perception and my recollection; unfortunately perceptions & memories do have a way of staying with you, accurate or not.



#196 Nparker

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Posted 28 December 2021 - 10:00 AM

... unfortunately perceptions & memories do have a way of staying with you, accurate or not.

Just like oral histories.


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