Thanks everyone. I got a pen and tablet and writing down all the good places that you guys have mentioned, gonna try and get to all of them. I see that a few of you are getting close to yours also, so I wish you all the very best on getting there and beyond.. I will post my travels in the next few weeks.
Congratulations too!! When you go to Victoria which is highly recommended be sure to stop by Buchart Gardens. April may be a little early to see the spectacular blooms so check first. Enjoy your trip a give a wave to my hometown of Willits (150 miles north of San Francisco in Mendocino County) when drive by. If you have time stop over there and take the Skunk Train to Fort Bragg and back.