We celebrated our 24th anniversary in Vancouver, B.C. over the weekend. So much fun! Here are a few photos of our adventures.
First up – the view from our accommodations in New Westminster. It was our first time using AirBnB, and was a great experience. I’ll definitely use the service again for future travel needs.
We spent Friday afternoon exploring Granville Island – the little independent shops and public market were fabulous.
We capped Friday with dinner at Burgoo (highly recommend) in the Kitslano neighborhood; I thoroughly enjoyed their “Macaroni and More”.
Saturday morning was spent at Capilano Suspension Bridge Park – tromping around on the suspension bridge, cliff walk, treetops adventure, and communing with grand trees.
Even there in a rainforest, there were obvious signs of drought; not only were a good amount of ferns and other small plants dead / dying, there were hoses and sprinklers here and there to water the ailing flora. Afterwards, we drove through Stanley Park (beautiful!), and went to the Vancouver Aquarium, where we were entertained by dolphins, otters, and frogs. Most were too fast or hidden for my phone camera, but this guy posed proudly.
It’s also where I got to see chocolate growing on trees.
Saturday night we enjoyed dinner at The Boathouse (get the blackened steelhead!) and a lovely walk along the quay, watching a mile-long log boom nudged along by a tugboat.
Sunday morning we tracked down a yarn store, because I had to see if they would have different yarns (though yarn needs no excuse). I exercised extreme self control at Baaad Anna’s Yarn Store.
In amongst those stops, we popped into the Laughing Bean Coffee shop, drove through the downtown and West End, saw the BC Place stadium and a lot of parks, and just generally toodled around taking in the architecture and aggressive driving habits of the locals. We hit the outlet stores on the way back, and then collapsed in exhaustion. I did all the driving while the Mr navigated, and he’s not big on taking photos so you’ll have to take my word for it that we saw a lot of spectacular sights.