Tuesday, August 07, 2012
Perfect Weather Enhances Victoria, B.C. Trip With Long-Time Friends
It isn't often you get to visit a real castle. But we did so last weekend on a trip to Victoria, B.C. with our long-time friends, Dwight and Lynnette Klassen, from discovery Bay, California. Dwight and I have been friends for over 50 years, first meeting as incoming freshmen at Westmont College in Santa Barbara, California. That's Craigdarroch Castle above, located in the heart of Victoria. Completed in 1908, the castle was primarily the home of coal barron Robert Dunsmuir (the namesake of the city of Dunsmuir, California) and his wife, Joan, and several children and grandchildren. It has also served as a military hospital, a college and a music school.