after our travels in italy, we spent some time in vancouver.
the original plan for some of the time was to go camping with friends, but an ‘axe-ident’ (his word, not mine) took care of that plan so we wandered the city with Cynthia by day and all four of us would meet for dinner in the evenings.
+ we stayed in a lovely little apartment in the strathcona neighbourhood, full of beautiful (and mostly edible) gardens, brightly painted houses and great local cafes
+ we had amazing sandwiches at finch’s market and bought supplies for making breakfast at our apartment
+ we took the bicycles provided by our apartment hosts and cycled up to kitsilano to the ice-breaker store where nic hopped on the wifi and the two of us (along with a kiwi salesperson) watched, horrified, as nz lost the america’s cup
+ we rented bicycles and rode around the stanley park portion of the vancouver sea wall
+ we took a trolley tour through the streets of the city
+ we did day trips to whistler and bowen island, and rode the water bus to north vancouver and took a walk across the swingbridge in the rain up at lynn valley falls
+ Cynthia and I had a coffee date with the lovely Eli Reinholdtsen
+ i cooked dinner for the four of us at david’s apartment one night and the four of us sat around playing bananagrams (so much fun we bought a set for playing in the RV later on)
+ i found a new pair of canadian-made cowboy boots that fit me so perfectly i bought them on the spot
+ we left early on the 1st of october to catch the amtrak to seattle to continue our epic adventures, happy to have spent time with friends, and also happy to have some time alone together for a few days