More pictures from Butchart Gardens.
Darwin was scared of this carousel horse and kept barking at it. People walked by and laughed at her.
There was a nice lady who wanted to say hi to Dar, so Darwin said hello, then tried to steal the stuffed teddy the lady was holding. Thankfully the lady thought it was the funniest thing and didn't mind a little Dane slobber on her bear.
After walking around the whole garden we loaded back into the car and stopped at a gin distillery, Victoria Spirits. They had a dog on the property and invited Darwin out of the car to play with their dog.
Darwin got some play time in, then we got to taste some gins. Good stuff and super friendly couple who run it.
We finally headed down to our bed and breakfast where we got settled in and Darwin got to meet Maximus, the resident Dane.
There's something about being on vacation that Darwin knows she's allowed to sleep on the bed. At home she's not allowed on the bed, even when I try to get her to get on the bed with me she'll bark at me and not get on. But as soon as we are away from home she's the first to jump on the bed, which was exactly what happened this weekend. The only problem was that the sleep area was up in a loft, and though she was totally willing to go up the stairs, she was scared to walk down them. It took a good couple minutes of her whining upstairs by herself, to me standing a few steps down from the top of the steps for her to build up the courage to come down. Such a drama queen.
sunset around 9pm
And that was day one! Stay tuned for day two!