May 14, 2015

Granville Island Public Market


The second day we were in Vancouver, we made our way to Stanley Park
and Granville Island. These were by far, my favorite spots and it was so great
to walk around and get to see a little bit more the city. 

Vancouver doesn't feel too exotic or different to the American traveler but its'
 parks and markets were no less pleasing.

Stanley Park is 1,000 acres large and feels more like a small forest than an urban park.

Complete with totem poles too!





So, there was a lot of us trying to take pictures of each other while on our bikes but
 as it turns out, that's a lot more difficult to do than it looks! It mostly ended us with
 pissing off the locals and getting told to get out of the way.  So much for that!

But if you are headed to the park, biking is definitely the best way to check it out.
There's plenty of nature and paths to explore. Just be wary of other tourists and locals
 if you're trying to take a candid picture of yourself biking!

With our completely non-photogenic biking selves, we headed to Granville Island Market. 

I love markets. There's no better way to get a sense of a city than heading to the market.





A little wind-blown and blustery but still alive!




Going through these pics makes me ready for another trip...

Next up are quick trips to San Diego and San Francisco, with a possibility of
 Denver in there, but we'll see about that...

Have a great weekend everyone :)

May 5, 2015

Capilano Suspension Bridge



































So a while ago I took a weekend trip up to Vancouver to explore some Canadian terrain and for a quick mini adventure. Regrettably, it’s taken me way too long to actually get these pictures up on the blog. Life’s gotten a little too hectic lately but looking back at these pictures has made me seriously itch for another trip or at least a camping getaway to detox and breathe. Who’s with me?

Our first day out in Vancouver we ventured to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park which seems like something out of the Star Wars ewok forest. (Um, side note: Who’s excited for the new one??) The air is incredibly fresh and the fog just barely crept up from the river. The suspension bridge and the task of crossing it is a little daunting. It’s sturdier than it looks as many a sign reassured me. And if little kids could cross it, I guess so could I. And hopefully not plunge to my death a couple hundred feet below to the river.









 



The park is worth a visit, no matter the age.



And after some trekking and exploring we headed back in to Vancouver ready for some serious food.

We stopped at a Dim Sum restaurant (the name which I can’t remember. Big oops) , and ordered practically everything off the menu. There were plenty of fried pork, fried rice, steamed dumplings and flavored chicken.



 











I think we all went to bed pretty early this night, tuckered out from the days adventures….

And now that I’m not sick and pretty much done with moving and all done with music festival shenanigans, expect more posts :)

Happy Tuesday all.


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