LETTER: Victorians help was appreciated

My wife and I recently spent a glorious week in the Pacific Northwest

My wife and I recently spent a glorious week in the Pacific Northwest, with three of those days on Vancouver Island.

During the course of our stay, we experienced a number of fantastic and beautiful sights, a great bed and breakfast (many thanks to you, Marketa) along with significantly cooler weather than we have in Texas at this time of year.

On our last night in the city, my wife tripped over a buckled sidewalk as we were walking to dinner.  A number of people in our intended restaurant destination came out to assist us, helping to calm her down and providing us with directions to Royal Jubilee Hospital.

This mishap did not diminish the fantastic memories we will retain long after the pain of her injury subsides.

I have no names of the people who helped us, so I’ll simply have to thank the entire population of Victoria (in person, if I can work it out) for the assistance you provided to us.

We are truly obliged and have already started plans to return to the island.

Theodore Sims, Texas

 

 

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