Ah, Vancouver. Only two days here, and I’ve already fallen in with you.
Despite the sun having been a little shy while we’ve been here, it hasn’t been cold. Nothing a windbreaker or a light jacket couldn’t handle, and Vancouver’s friendly residents provide more than enough warmth to keep the chill away.
There’s a lot to see and do here. Yesterday El Hub and I visited Granville Island and its large public market. A 2-minute ferry boat ride connects the small island, which is home to dozens of shops, a few art galleries, restaurants and a huge indoor public market filled with local noms, to the rest of Vancouver. I’m 99.9% sure I even saw — no kidding — Carrie Anne Moss buying some cheese. OMG, Trinity!
After the market, we biked around Stanley Park, a huge urban park bordering downtown Vancouver (like New York’s Central Park), and chatted up locals and tourists alike. The people seem friendly and unguarded here. Back in the city, thousands of fired up Canucks fans were on their way to bars and restaurants to watch the game. On the sidewalk, I heard a voice behind me. “Karen?” It was MBB reader Jen (what up, girl!?). We spent a good 10 minutes just shooting the breeze on a street corner. It’s such a small world.
The city attracts people from many different countries, and the diversity is evident everywhere you turn. Just walking down the street you overhear countless accents and languages. I think that’s so cool.
Haven’t really had a specific plan while I’ve been here other than to relax, take some pictures, eat, relax and eat some more… So far, mission accomplished.
It’s an epidemic! The locals have Stanley Cup Finals fever. Someone actually swam out to this statue of a woman sitting on a rock and put a Canucks jersey on her. Awesome!
See that huge tree up on that building?
Touring Granville Island and its huge public market
Fiddleheads… They’re like a vegetable (or maybe they are a vegetable — I’m not sure).
Waiting for the Aquabus. Next stop: Stanley Park.
Even though I got some gnarly windburn (the brisk sea wind!), I had a blast biking around the park.
Well, hello, Surf Baby.
A Canucks fan dedicated his paint job to the cause. People walked up and signed their names on his car!
I hope things are going well in your neck of the woods. Enjoy the weekend, and I’ll see you soon.
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,