Friday 12 July 2013

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Cleaning Up at the International Food Fair

Entrance to International Food Fair in Victoria, BC

Canada Day brought lots of activities for us to choose from in Victoria (besides photographing puppies), but one of our favorites was the week long international food fair taking place right outside our hotel. You've got food from all sorts of different countries? We're in!

Pulled Pork Food Truck in Victoria, BC

Strangely, we've never actually eaten at a food truck (Unless you count ice cream trucks. Then we're masters!) so we were quite excited to see all the great choices. Lori went with Canadian food (Not very adventurous, but it was Canada Day) and like any good Canadian would she ordered...

Pulled Pork Poutine from the International Food Fair in Victoria, BC

The pulled pork poutine. It was good enough to truly inspire pride in our country, but the rest of us wanted some international flavors. I went with the Mexican truck...

Spinach and Potato Tacos Victoria Food Fair
Two of my Spinach and Potato tacos went missing before I could get the camera out.
...the boy has his heart set on some fish and chips...

Fish and Chips from the International Food Fair in Victoria, BC

...while my youngest remained steadfast to her loyalty for the hamburger.

Hamburger at International Food Fair in Victoria, BC

We spent way too much time at the fair and ate way too much food. In fact, everything was great right up until time to clean up. It seems that Victoria takes their "green" image very seriously, and when we went to throw out our garbage after eating, every bin we went to had this sticker on the top of it:

Sticker from the top of garbage can lids in Victoria

We're normally pretty good at separating our recyclables but this was WAY too much pressure for us. I had visions of people booing us if we put something in the wrong bin, so we panicked and just took all our refuse back to the Fairmont with us. It might have looked strange, but I never heard anyone booing housekeeping, so I'll assume they got everything in the right place.

This post is a part of Friday Daydreamin at R We There Yet Mom. If you didn't get here from there, you should really go check them out. There's people there who probably know what goes in which bin at an international food fair. I bet they have fun getting to boo everybody else.

Written by Steve Pratt