Natalie, Nicole, Joanie and I went to Vancouver B.C. this year for Spring Break to visit Anne, Karen, Katie and Joseph. We flew into Seattle on a Saturday afternoon and spent the rest of the day and part of Sunday seeing Seattle. Sunday afternoon we drove North across the border and hooked up with Anne, Katie and Karen. I was going to list all our activities but I was having trouble remembering all the detail.... Then I remembered that Anne summarized them in an email the day after the trip. Here it is...
4ish -- Houston co. + Allan and Karen went to shop on Commercial Drive while Katie and Anne were teaching music.
8pm -- dinner at Tomato Restaurant (where Katie had her food practicum.)
10pm -- drove up to Burnaby Mountain for night view of city
10ish -- ate Katie's muffins with fruit at Anne's
noonish - 2ish --- Capilano suspension bridge + treetop thingy (Roger, N&N, Karen). Joanie, Katie and Anne went to Capilano dam and walked around the park area. Afterward - we all went to Bloedel Floral Conservatory
3ish --- ate "lunch" at IncognEATo.
4ish --- Anne stayed home to rest while everyone else went downtown to Robson Street
7ish --- pasta, sushi, salad at Anne's
Tuesday rainy --- heavy snow on mountain!
8ish -- Anne's breakfast
11ish --- Mount Seymore:
ˇ Karen and Natalie go snowboarding till 3
ˇ Anne goes with Joanie and Roger to discover that tubing can't happen for a while
ˇ we drive Katie and Nicole to Granville Island http://www.aviewoncities.com/vancouver/granville.htm
ˇ 5 of us have lunch there and then Roger, Joanie and Anne leave K&N at Granville Island to bus back at their leisure. We try again for tubing. Get talked out of it. Go back to Anne's house and discover that Karen and Natalie are almost there too. (it's 4ish now.) Nicole and Katie arrive about half hour later.
ˇ Go for gelato http://www.foodvancouver.com/restaurant-review.php?restaurant=59
7:30 catch ferry to Powell River
8:30ish --Subway dinner in Gibson's just after 1st ferry ride
Wednesday VERY VERY STORMY & WINDY!!!!!
Karen works today (power goes out about noon for a couple of hours.)
10ish --- Katie, N&N, J&R shop on Marine Drive. Visit Windspirit Art Gallery. http://www.windspirit.com/april/
noonish --- drive to Lund. Eat at Nancy's bakery (yummy & wonderful). Storm slows. It's beautiful! Go to art gallery.
8ish -- Eat dinner at Granada (Greek food) with Joseph (YEAH!!!) , go to Gibson Beach to see the stars after all the wind today, then take Karen home and the rest of us go to a bar for a short while.
Thursday SNOW OVERNIGHT! Beautiful day - sunny
ˇ Katie cooks dinner for her client
ˇ Karen works
ˇ Roger and Anne go for walk south of town
ˇ Joanie, Natalie and Nicole go shopping along Marine drive some more
noon - 2pm --- lunch (all of us! Joseph's brother, Robin, looks after the store) at Future Chef's Café at Brooks High School - where Katie got her chef training.
3-6pm --- Katie, Joanie, Roger, Natalie and Nicole go showshoeing. They go to Gibson's Beach for sunset pictures. Anne visits her friends who have the new baby.
7-9pm --- Katie, Natalie and Nicole make dinner for everyone. Roger and Joanie go to hotel to rest. Anne and Karen go to Karen's to rest.
9-11 -- dinner at Katie and Joseph's. Hair braiding..... sang Happy Birthday to Karen.
Friday sunny / cloudy / cool / snow still on ground
6am -- We all drive over to Katie's to pick up the muffins and cranberry / white chocolate bars she's made for us.
7:30 --- catch ferry to Vancouver.
12:30ish --- Roger and family drive to Seattle (bye!)
: We flew out of Houston on Saturday March 4th and Arrived Seattle about 1:30 in the Afternoon. One of the items on the agenda for Seattle was shopping at Pikes Market. On Sunday - we left for Vancouver about noon and really enjoyed the beautiful drive. Sunday night we had dinner with Anne, Karen, Katie and Allen then we drove up to Burnaby Mountain for a view of the city...
Monday - Capilano: On Monday Nicole, Natalie, Karen and I went to the Capilano Suspension bridge. There are bridges among the tops of trees as well as paths on the ground through the trees. It was absolutely beautiful. While we were there, Joanie, Anne and Katie went hiking the trails around Capilano Dam. From the pictures I say there scenery was just as beautiful...
Monday - Bloedel Conservatory: From Capilano - we went to the Bloedel Floral Conservatory. We only had about 45 minutes before closing but we enjoyed the birds and flowers.
Monday&Tuesday: When we left the conservatory we followed a rainbow for a while. Later Joanie Nicole Katie Karen Natalie and I went down town for some shopping then went back to Anne's for a home cooked pasta dinner... Yum Yum!!. Tuesday morning we went to Anne's for breakfast then drove Natalie and Karen up to Mt. Seymour for some snowboarding. The rest of us drove back down to Vancouver, drove through Stanley Park and had lunch on Granville Island.
Tues/Wed and Thurs: Powell River: Tuesday evening we again loaded up into the Excursion and headed out for Powell River (with a couple of ferries on the way). Wednesday was a rainy stormy day but we drove out to Lund and made a stop at Gibson's Beach on the way back. On Thursday morning Anne and I went for a walk on Marine drive and points south of town.
Snowshoeing: Thursday afternoon Katie took Nicole, Natalie, Joanie and I snowshoeing. What a blast - too bad we got off to a late start but we enjoyed getting a taste of it. On the way home we stopped at Gibson's Beach again for more photos. The last stop was the best - Dinner at Joseph and Katie's.
Friday - Heading Home: Early Friday morning Katie cooked us breakfast then Anne Joanie Nicole Natalie Karen and I headed back to Vancouver. We had a wonderful ferry ride on the way with clouds, sun and birds entertaining us. From Vancouver - Joanie Natalie Nicole and I headed back to Seattle and eventually on back to Houston.