Friday, July 30, 2010

A Day in Vancouver

We started off the day with a trip to The Crumpet Shop in Pike's Place Market. Great service and great crumpets with so much variety. I ordered a pesto, egg and ham crumpet and I was lucky enough to get an extra one with raspberry jam because the guy making them felt bad for the long wait we had. Awesome!

I loved this sign... and luckily I had my wonderful friend Helena in the passenger seat to snag a photo.
Crossing the Canadian Border!
Driving into Vancouver we noticed that my phone had officially informed us that we had been taken over by our neighbors up north... my AT&T internet service slyly became "Rogers" (Yes, we were nerdy enough to take pictures of it)

Driving through downtown... much is it? We were SO confused at the gas prices. I figured if I took a picture that maybe one of my blog readers could clarify?(Britt.. I was thinking of you here) :)

First things first...Dim Sum for lunch! It was delicious!

View from outside the dim sum place. BC is gorgeous!

Starbucks in Canada... in French and in English. No matter where it is or what language it's in... I heart Starbucks :)

Then we were off to Stanley Park... this is where we spent a good amount of our time in BC.

Absolutely breath taking! I could not get over how green the entire park was! Plus... for someone who loves rain like I do... I was in pure bliss with rain in the middle of June! woo hoo :)

Me and my partner in crime, Helena. Also, take note of my hat....
Yup... that's right. I'm sportin' a "Deadliest Catch" hat. :) Another great piece of "Deadliest Catch" goodness not pictured here.. I bought a kid-size, GLOW-IN-THE-DARK, t-shirt (I'm barely 5'1" so I can still fit in large, kids sizes). It literally has a glow in the dark CRAB on it! haha When I put it on in the hotel room the night I bought it... Helena yells with glee, "OMG you are everything I wanted you to be!" hahaha She's the best. :)

More Stanley Park...

We began the drive home and were greeted with amazing clouds and eternal green fields. I loved the drive from Seattle to BC.
Last but not least... we were lucky enough to catch this crazy, vivid rainbow as we pulled into downtown Seattle!


  1. ohhh, awesome pics.... everythings looks beautiful and fresh!

  2. Your pics are gorgeous! You have a real photography talent!

    Gas is priced in Litres in Canada since we use the metric system, not imperial. So 112.3 is $1.123/litre (or $4.492/gallon since 1 gallon is 4 litres). Vancouver is the most expensive place in Canada to get gas!

    Glad you had a great time in my city :)

  3. Hah! I wanted to say - Hope, BC is a very tiny town (mostly gas stations and fast food places for people stopping on their way to the interior). I never really thought of the name since I hear it all day long. And usually when I think of Hope, BC I think of the Chevron station and the Dairy Queen. :)

  4. I love all of these!!! Hahhaha, okay: what DOES that mean about the gas?? What the heck. Also, hahahahahahah I love that McDonald's is like the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. Sick.

  5. I love the pictures! :))))