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!