Today we slept in a bit, had a nice breakfast in the University Commons (it was fun watching the boys figure out the menus and also watching the cafeteria personnel help the boys, who are much younger than the typical college kids). Then off we went to the BC Parliament building for our 11:30 am tour.
Before setting off on the tour with our guide we took the traditional AABC photo on the steps of the Parliament building.
The tour was excellent. Our guide did a nice job of mixing in historical facts with some interesting \”tidbits\”.
We asked and received permission to sing a song in the rotunda and the boys made a big circle and sang \”Don\’t Fence Me In.\” It was stupendous in that magnificent acoustic and our guide was quite moved.
After the tour was completed we assembled on the lawn of the building and had a lot of fun making human pyramids, a long-standing AABC Canada tour traditio
Later that afternoon the boys visited . . .
It\’s a beautiful building built by one of the founding families of Victoria. There were no flash photos allowed inside, but it\’s a really nice take-in and Andrew ended up playing the piano in the upstairs parlor, to the delight of the castle staff and other guests, and then a bunch of the boys sang \”You Raise Me Up\”.
Dinner was at the Old Spaghetti Factory, and then it was time to head back to the University for an early bedtime. Tomorrow is the concert at the Butchart Gardens!