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Day 13 - Hopping Around Vancouver

all seasons in one day 68 °F

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Vancouver in the morning as seen from our windows.

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We decided to take the "Hop On-Hop Off" bus. It was convenient because that way we wouldn't have to drive and park on our own.

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Some sights from the bus. The coliseum-like building is the Vancouver Central Library.

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We got off at Gastown, and ate at the Old Spaghetti Factory. This was not a "new thing" to try, but Daniel had eaten at Old Spaghetti Factory the last time he was in Vancouver, so it was tradition.

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Some views around Gastown. Gastown is the older part of Vancouver, and has a lot of interesting shops and buildings.

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The Olympic Torch from 2010.

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More views from the bus.

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Catherine loves all the hydrangeas in the area.

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A hidden spot in the rainforest in Stanley Park. We saw someone disappear into the trees, and decided to see where they had gone. The rainforest is very impressive, especially the size of the trees (they're small compared to sequoias, but huge compared to everything else.

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Around Stanley Park. We had a wonderful tour within the park, which was included with our pass for the Hop On-Hop Off.

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Vancouver and the harbor from the park.

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Totem poles in Stanley Park.

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This statue is called "girl in wetsuit." At high tide, the water is up to her flipper.

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Trying to take our own picture in the blinding sunlight.

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Various buildings along the way. The office building is interesting because you can see each floor in detail.

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Granville Island, and Granville Island Brewery, recommended to us by Michael was a nice afternoon stop.

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At the brewery, we got some small samples and a cup of "hot nuts." They were hot as in warm, not as in spicy.

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At home, Catherine always prefers that anyone cooking wear an apron. She has several aprons that she has picked out for herself. All of them are very feminine looking. This apron we got from the Granville Island Brewery is better. (Note the bottle opener and beer holder)

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From Granville Island, we took an Aquabus back to our side of False Creek. It was a nice and convenient way to travel.

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We tried a little diner called Templeton for dinner, since it was fairly late. Catherine had a BLT and Daniel had a grilled cheese with vegetables. The really interesting thing was cardamom coffee cake. This was unique and delicious.

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Vancouver at night.

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Our building at the end of a busy day. Tomorrow we are heading to Keremeos, in the Okanagan Valley. Tomorrow night will be our last night in Canada. We have had a great time in Vancouver, and would love to go back soon.

Posted by danielcatherine 01:08 Archived in Canada Tagged bus bridge stanley_park hopping diner granville_island cardamom totem_pole apron aquabus Comments (1)

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