Go home May. You're drunk!

It's called "April showers," not May showers, yet Seattle has been breaking rainfall records, after records. While I hate going out in the rain, I was somehow lucky enough to have the next 4 days off, and it wasn't going to stop me today! Rain or shine, I was going to Victoria, BC.

Since I invested in a new car this year, I've decided to cut back on flying & explore places more close to home. Victoria is one of those places I love, because it has buildings that just remind me of the architectural style of London & Paris. It's so small & quaint, with almost everything I want to see in walking distance. Plus on a rainy Monday, tourism census was at a beautiful low (no one in line at the border).

So with my trusty umbrella in hand & camera in the other, I explored the city on foot, with my parents. With the exception of ferry prices, it made for a cheap day trip. The Parliament Building gives free tours daily, Monday - Friday (see amazing dome ceiling above). Then a 15 minute walk away, you'll find the narrowest alley in all of Canada, Fan Tan Alley. On the way there, you'll find a great variety of ice cream shops & eateries of all sorts. If you're feeling fancy, you can step into The Fairmont Empress (hotel across the street of the Parliament Building), for tea time!

Eventually, when we were getting ready to head home, the sun finally peeked out a little bit.  I hope everyone is having a safe May Day! Until next time, stay dry! Love, Jen

Victoria's Secret umbrella // Icewear coat // Alexander Wang boots