Sunday, May 19, 2013
Tonight we went to the Cactus Club Cafe in Vancouver, BC for dinner. They serve a blackberry version of a mojito called a cohiba. It has vodka, muddled blackberries (dog urine free), spearmint, lemon and soda. It was absolutely delicious and in my top five for mojitos. Rumor has it that I had five of them with dinner but you can't believe rumors. And besides counting drinks is just tacky.
Today we went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, which was pretty amazing. There was a walking suspension bridge, cliff walk and tree-top walkways, which were pretty darn cool. It was like the Forest Moon of Endor for you Star Wars geeks.
We also did some shopping on Robson Street in the afternoon, which is the Rodeo Drive of Canada. I bought a plaid hat, which makes me look quite dapper.
Last night was beautiful in Vancouver. We headed out for dinner at 8:00 PM but most of the places we tried were a two hour wait, so we ended up at Mahony & Sons at Burrard Landing. We had mojitos there earlier so we knew it was nice. We got in shared some delicious nachos. I had a few more mojitos and had probably the best fish tacos of my life.
This city is as beautiful at night as it is during the day. It is a mix of modern and elegance. It was a mild night so we walked around a bit to burn off the nachos.
We even saw the Olympic Cauldren from when Vancouver hosted the Olympics. Very cool.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Today was fun. We took the train from Seattle, WA to Vancouver, BC. We sat in the lounge car with nobody except our group and the conductors, so it was pretty much a private car. We laughed, played music, played the board Sequence, watched the beautiful scenery, saw bald eagles and tried to hack each other cell phones. All in all, an early but great trip to Canada.
We grabbed the light rail downtown, checked into our hotel and then headed to the Gastown area to eat lunch, shop, drink, wander, drink and did I mention drink.
Good times...well except for the meth head homeless guys in Chinatown. But other than that a beautiful city.
The first day of vacation was a blast, but any day with Dale Gloude, Steve Stubbendick, Sandy Sorg Stubbendick, Shannon O'Meara Spencer and Tim Spencer is a blast. A vacation with best friends is exactly what I need. Oh and Seattle is beautiful. We wandered around Pike's Market, Dale went to the first Starbucks to say thanks, we rode the monorail (twice), we went to the Chihuly Glass Garden, we went up the Space Needle, we went to dinner at Cutters with some fun chick named Laverne and then went back to the hotel and crashed. It was a fun first day!