Sunday, August 16, 2009

Another Romantic Trip to Victoria - a Tale of Metamorphosis

It was about a month ago that the Big Guy planned a wonderful trip to Vancouver Island for just the two of us. He arranged such a wonderfully romantic trip, including a stress free trip by float plane from Langley to Downtown Victoria…….
so you can well imagine I JUMPED at the chance to return with him this weekend. What a difference a month can make! This is definitely a story of METAMORPHOSIS.

The Big Guy was scheduled to bring a semi-load of garden mums over to Victoria this Friday so he suggested we go together. He figured that we could leave early Friday afternoon so that we could spend a relaxing few hours downtown. We could leisurely find ourselves a lovely hotel and then make a 10 am delivery the following morning. He talked about a romantic breakfast together at some beautiful B & B somewhere on the water…….SIGH! What a sweetheart he is, that Big Guy!

Unfortunately, nothing worked exactly as planned. I should’ve known, the minute I realized that THIS was our transportation for this romantic getaway!

We left at around 3 in the afternoon, hoping to catch the next Ferry over to the Island. I don’t know what the Big Guy was thinking but it’s busy at the Ferries on a Friday afternoon during the Summer. We waited with great anticipation at the dock, hoping against hope that we would get on the next boat but…….our vehicle being a little larger than normal does not have precedence. We ended up waiting for 2 more Ferries before they let us on.

Due to our delay, we now found ourselves landing in Victoria at around 10:00 PM. No way we could drive into town for a nice little late night dinner. Instead we had to start searching for a hotel. Now, for those of you who have never driven in a semi-truck, it’s not easy to find a hotel that has a parking lot big enough to park such a gigantic beast. The one and only hotel that had parking for our truck had only 1 room left for the evening at a price of $170 for the night. Oh my! That’s just a tad steep for a couple hours of shut eye.

So, we decided that we would crash in the sleeper instead. The Big Guy was really excited to cuddle in the bottom bunk for the evening but……SADLY……this was also not to be. The bottom bunk is only SLIGHTLY bigger than a single bed and he could only just fold himself in for the night. I had to take the top bunk.

Now, things always being in a state of flux wherever we go, it turned out that, rather than have a leisurely breakfast together at some romantic spot, the Big Guy’s delivery appointment got changed to 4 AM. We had to race back to the Ferry so we could catch the 7 AM Ferry back to the mainland because our truck was needed for an Alberta delivery. SIGH……..

I have since informed the Big Guy that I will only accompany him on another delivery that requires bunking in the sleeper if he makes sure to RE-DO the sleeper Sarah Richardson’s style. And seriously, it was clearly a MAN who designed the long haul Semi-truck without one of THESE necesseties. Now wonder there are not a lot of women long haul truck drivers.
Rememember to check out all the other great METAMORPHOSIS stories posted over at Between Naps on the Porch! It's a lot of fun to see all those nifty changes going on out there.


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10 Responses to “Another Romantic Trip to Victoria - a Tale of Metamorphosis”

Thoughtfully blended hearts said...

Great post...and congratulations on surviving without the "niceties" we girls need...

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Love the story! I've seen some of those done up really nice (with a nice price tag to boot!). Maybe Sarah Richardson will take it on for a makeover ;)

Tina

Tootsie said...

cute post!!! thanks for the update! Keep us posted!

Kitty Scraps said...

Really gives you a new appreciation for all the hard working truck drivers out there! Thank you for sharing your trip with us!

lynn'sgarden said...

Lol, Tamara! Not the 'romantic' getaway you (or any of us!) envisioned! Camping in a semi...now, that's unique! Gotta love your sense of adventure ;)
Lynn

Lori E said...

I don't know when one of these sorts of jaunts ever goes as planned and if the B.C. ferries are in the plan, fahgetabowdid.

Rosa said...

LOL!

Tootsie said...

make sure you check my blog tomorrow...I have had you on my mind all day! It is scheduled for midnight Alberta time

Lynnette Kraft said...

Tamara,
Your kids are awesome! We watched all of the videos you sent the links to. Wow! It is fun to have musical talent in the family. Do you play instruments and sing too?

My daughter Abigail (16) plays violin and she was extremely impressed with your son. She's been playing for about 5 years and just made the youth symphony 1st violin and is totally excited. In fact her first rehearsal is in less than 2 weeks.

Your daughter's voice is awesome - I love that type of music. I always say I should have been an opera singer. :)

How fun to meet you!
Lynnette
Dancing Barefoot on Weathered Ground

Cheri Peoples said...

What a cute post. Maybe he'll do a redo and you can really have a met. monday post about your BB get-a-way.
I hope you will come for a visit.
Cheri
Its So Very Cheri