This weekend, Paul and I spontaneously went to Vancouver with his mom and sister. We had a great time, mostly because there was a lot of food involved.
When we first arrived we drove around for a while and then checked into our hotels. Paul and I stayed at a gross hotel that we got on hotwire.com called The Coast Plaza Inn or something like that. I kept saying “I don’t want to boast, but I’m staying at The Coast.” It was only funny the first time I said it. Paul’s family stayed at the Fairmont, which I would suggest staying at if you are ever in Vancouver. They had a dog to welcome their guests. BEST. IDEA. EVER.
We all went to Granville Island for a little while to see the market. It was pretty cool–it reminded me of Pike’s Market in Seattle. I got a really good hot apple cider which was basically worth the whole trip in my opinion.
Then Paul and I strolled around by the water and made people take pictures of us. And I somehow ended up doing a photo shoot. It happens to me all the time.
Later that night we ended up having dinner at a really great Greek restaurant called Athene’s. Or something like that. I got a pizza and it was delicious! After that, Paul and I walked back to our hotel in the frozen tundra. I probably have smallpox from The Coast.
The next morning we had breakfast at this little cafe and two girls came in after their walks of shame and started yelling at the guy working at the counter. It was pretty entertaining. And scary. Also, I had a blueberry muffin–sooo good. After that, we shopped for a bit (and Vancouver has surprisingly good shopping) and had food court food. I had something called Flaming Wok. It reminded me of my beloved Panda Express.
After that we did a little more shopping and then headed back to the ferry to take us home. We had more food on the ferry, but I won’t bore you with the details. Over all, it was a fun trip and I was glad that I got a little taste of Vancouver. I don’t think I could live in Vancouver though. Like most big cities, I love to visit them, but I couldn’t see myself living there. Too much energy, too dirty, too many cars and too many annoying people. I like what the city has to offer–the shopping, museums, galleries, the restaurants, the nightlife–but I don’t think I could do it every day. I never thought I would say this, but I missed Victoria. Awww.