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Wintry weekend in Vancouver, BC

During my last visit home in December, Geoff and I took a short trip within a trip to Vancouver, BC. It was gray when we left Seattle and unsurprisingly, it was similarly cloudy in Vancouver when we arrived. But as Pacific Northwest-weathered individuals, overcast skies did nothing to deter our weekend!

I open with a couple of photos of downtown Vancouver from Stanley Park. This little lagoon was so calm, Vancouver’s skyline — glassy skyscraper after glassy skyscraper — mirrored symmetrically off the water’s surface.



A slight detour to the Vancouver Aquarium brought us to Prospect Park, on the northern tip of Stanley Park. Lions Gate Bridge to the east, West Vancouver (Geoff’s hometown!) to the west.



We spent the weekend eating (highlights: Savary Island Pie Co., Banana Leaf and a fantastic sushi place in West Vancouver that would make any land-locked Midwesterner salivate), seeing Geoff’s friends and perusing cookbooks authored by our favorite Canadian chef (despite his American birth, he remains elusive in the United States!). Happy times!

However, our first destination upon arriving was the Vancouver Aquarium. By the looks of this blog, it would appear that I’ve become a burgeoning aquarium enthusiast!




This little sea otter made for quite blurry series of portraits, but I was determined to capture this guy in a very Pokemon Snap! fashion.



And of course, an obligatory visit to a Tim Hortons. Fittingly sweet for a sweet weekend.