Mary, Sandy and I took off early in the morning and drove to Anacortes, Washington, to catch the ferry going to Victoria. It was a fun ride over with a beautiful view of the San Juan Islands. The ferry docks at Sidney. We then drove down to Butchart Gardens that evening and toured the gardens for a few hours. We got an inexpensive 2nd-day pass and spent more time there the next day. We drove down to Victoria and spent the night in a fancy Marriott Hotel. We walked about some the next morning. I'm sure we could have spent a whole day just checking out Victoria, but that wasn't on our agenda. We went back to Butchart Gardens to get our fill of flowers. I wish I could go there 3 or 4 times a year so I could see every different type of flower they have there. It is such an amazing place.