Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Vancouver Weekend


We drove down to Vancouver on fairly short notice this weekend. Got a "deal" on a fancy shmancy hotel downtown with a year-round outdoor pool -- the hotel ended up being a bit of a disappointment, but maybe our expectations were too high. Anyway, the roads were ok and the kids travelled reasonably well. I took a very small set of mostly bad photos, but I thought I'd keep a few notes of the highlights as well:
  • Always great to see Mark and Joel, even if it is a short visit
  • Great swim with the girls for most of Saturday morning, then off to Bill's place for lunch
  • The Vancouver Aquarium is truly awesome. The girls were in heaven.
  • Sam's birthday party was total chaos, but in a good way. It was excellent to connect with Rose again and we stayed late because it was hard to leave.
  • Coffee at Re-Entry with Bill and Sam, and checked out the organic grocery where Rose works in the nifty South Main
    neighbourhood where she lives.
  • Angelo and Esther picked out (and met us at) Cafe Deux Soleils for a fabulous brunch -- too short a visit with dear friends, as always.
  • And then home we went, stopping only for gas and ice cream in chilly Princeton.

4 comments:

Shane and Nicole said...

What are you talking about ... mostly bad pictures?! Those ones of the jelly fish and other animals are amazing!
Nicole

Jeremy said...

I did like the jellyfish shots, too. Unfortunately, I missed some good opportunities (sunset over English Bay because we were already late), and took mostly indoor flash shots that always look bad.

tfoxfan said...

J,

The j-fish shot is stellar. I could have the worst day in the world and still be conviced that life is great just standing in front of the jellies.
- E

Jeremy said...

Thanks, E...I was seriously enchanted by those creatures. Hence me taking a dozen pictures over the whole weekend and having them mostly of jellyfish.