The final leg of our road trip ends at Hemingway’s House New Year’s Day 2013. Our car trip back home to New Jersey will be filled with good conversation, memories, and even a few souvenirs and pictures of a delightful stay in Key West, Florida.
Not that long ago, Victoria, British Columbia was Canada’s wild western frontier. Located on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, northwest of Seattle, Victoria was established as a trading post for the Hudson Bay Company in the 1840s. Victoria saw its population explode from around 300 to more than 5,000 in a matter of weeks when the discovery of gold brought thousands of hopeful miners to the area. A couple of decades later, Victoria became the provincial capital of British Columbia, and the city has never looked back.