A last outing with my Aunt before she leaves
A response in avoidance of the Daily Post’s Writing Prompt https://dailypost.wordpress.com/prompts/prophecy/
So, yesterday was my Aunt’s last day in Victoria. She is leaving this morning to head back to the furnace that is Texas. It was great having her and reconnecting. I hope she comes to visit again soon!!
Mom thought we should take my Aunt to a high tea, as it’s kind of a Victoria thing to do. As we had never been to Point Ellice House (https://pointellicehouse.com/), we decided to go there (plus it’s WAY less expensive than the Empress, which is highway robbery tea!)
Point Ellice House is in a weird area of Victoria – for a historical landmark. While it’s an 1860s house close to downtown, and right on the water (the house and remaining grounds are owned by the Province), on one side is a large gravel mart, and on the other side is an auto-wrecking yard. You’d never know it was there if you didn’t already know it.
This is some of what you see once you pull into the grounds:
With tea came a free tour of the house and grounds. You can see more of the house (better pictures – it was DARK in there!) at the website (https://pointellicehouse.com/tour-the-oreilly-home/virtual-tour/), but here are a few things we saw inside:
And while we started the experience with tea, I will end the post with some photos of the tea-experience at Point Ellice House: