Monday, September 26, 2011

HONEYMOON: DAY 5, 6, & 7

Day 5: And it's bicycle time! We chose the tandem bike for extra adventure. It was a nice hour long ride around the Stanley Park Seawall. Gorgeous.

My favorite of our seawall extravaganza: Kent Avery. A man that stacks rocks. He was phenomenal.

Onward. To Tim Horton's for lunch. (These seems to be a staple restuarant in Vancouver. And yet, they only take Mastercard.) We are now ready for a hike to the hatchery! Yah! Or so I thought...

These fish were not jumping. They were just hanging out. What a disappointment. But the hike was good and the views were extraordinary.

That evening we decided it was finally time for some sushi. FRESH Japanese Restaurant was our choice. Why did we wait so long?! If we would have found this place on the first day we were there, I'm not sure we would have eaten anything else. The beer may be expensive, but the fish is cheap. 42 pieces for $19. Get outta town! We ate it so fast that there was no time for pictures. Sorry!

Day 6: On our last morning in Vancouver, we found ourselves at a dive restaurant called Bon's Off Broadway. The service was subpar, but the food was great and the prices were right. It had a line out the door by the time we got there and I can see why. To Seattle! We got into town and headed straight for the EMP Museum. This place was cool. The Nirvana exhibit was so cool and the Avatar portion was interactive and fun.

We then went to the public market to do some window shopping. This place has everything! Crafts, food, breweries... you name it! Of course we had to stop into one of the breweries to rest and sample the local offerings. And another plus, it was also close to our dinner spot - Crab Pot! This is one of those places where they dump the food on the table and give you a wooden mallet. Awesome! I had never done anything like this before, and I'm ready to do it again!

We then headed back through the market and had to step into the original Starbucks where Andrew picked up a coffee. What can we say? We are tourists, and we love it!

Someone stick a fork in me, I'm done. Andrew and I headed to our hotel that we would call home on the last night of the honeymoon... And this place rocked! Cedarbrook Lodge was just the place we needed to round out the trip. Tea upon check-in, free ice cream and candy in the "living room" 24/7, and free breakfast and newspaper in the a.m. Thank you!

Day 7: We spent the morning sleeping, eating, and reading. Perfect. Caught some food before we headed to the airport. We returned the car, hopped a plane, and before we knew it we were home sweet home. But not before a cabbie tried to take us for all we were worth. Jerk. The kitties were happy to see us, we were happy to be home, and all was well. The End.

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