Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sunshine and rain

Did I mention it rains a lot in Vancouver?

It does. It rains. A lot.

Luckily for us most of the city's famed aquarium is indoors so, weather be damned, I was able to make the acquaintance of this fine fellow on Friday.


And then, miracle of all miracles, Saturday dawned mercifully clear and we were able squeeze in a forest walk at the Capilano Suspension Bridge...

A bike ride around the seawall at Stanley Park...(hey, that helmet was mandated by law!)...

And some soaking in the sunshine and stunning skyline.

Just got home a few hours ago, in time to put Graham to bed. You'd hardly know that I spent half my time away fantasizing about hugging him and soaking in his sweet sunshine.

But more on that later...

Stumble Upon Toolbar

34 comments:

Cheri @ Blog This Mom! said...

Welcome home! It looks like you had a great time.

Mr Lady said...

I'm just going to pout quietly to myself. Oh, who am I kidding....

I SHOULD BE IN THOSE PICTURES WITH YOU!

Tattoo my number on your forehead, okay?

Elaine A. said...

I am SO loving all your accessories in these shots! Purse, helmet, sunglasses... ; )

flutter said...

GOD I love Vancouver. and you, of course

Mamalooper said...

When I first moved to Toronto I was so used to everyone wearing helmets while cycling. Not only helmets - cycling gear too.

7 years later and I still do the double take when I see someone in work clothes (ie. a dress) and no helmet on a bike in the middle of the city.

Ellyn said...

Looks like a great fun weekend.

Karen MEG said...

Glad you had fun in Vancouver ... and that the rain finally let up! Very cool shot of you and that turtle. LOVE the aquarium there.

Next time hopefully you can bring Graham too, it's a great city for kids.

mamatulip said...

I got stuck on that Suspension Bridge when I was in grade 6.

It was one of the scariest things in my life, EVER.

Karen said...

I'm now wishing that we would have stopped in Vancouver in our whirlwind tour of North America. The place looks like a dream.

InTheFastLane said...

Looks beautiful...and so do you.

Marmarbug said...

It is so beautiful where you live!!!!

Bryan said...

sounds like a fantastic day!

Helen E.M. Wright said...

Great pics! Makes me want to go!!

Brittany said...

Ohh looks like fun! Welcome home!

I love those sunglasses! ;)

Mighty Morphin' Mama said...

Glad you are home safe with your sweet boy.
Great photos, looks like fun! But I hate the suspension bridge. Scares me:)

Aunt Becky said...

Lovely pictures DMD. Lovely.

common mom said...

It's been almost 20 years since I've been to Vancouver . . . I would SOOOOOO love to go again! It's so beautiful. Hope you had a great time!

AND, we wouldn't be mommies if we didn't think of our kids every minute we were away from them ;-)

Kimmylyn said...

It sounds and LOOKS like you guys had a great time..

I love the pig tails!!!

Kathryn said...

Wow! What a perfect day!

caramama said...

Sounds like it was beautiful and a lot of fun. I'd love to visit some day!

Lisa said...

Vancouver is on my list of "must sees". Looks like you had a great time!

Chantal said...

I am glad the sun made an appearance before you left.

Jen said...

Beautiful. I miss having a good aquarium nearby to visit. That was one of the perks of growing up in Oregon.

Lisa@verybusymomwith4 said...

That looks like a little town in Europe--just amazing :)

Kellan said...

Looks like a great weekend - despite a day of rain! Great pictures of your guys too!

Take care, Kelly - see you soon - Kellan

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I've been on that bridge! I love Vancouver--it's just gorgeous.

It will be wonderful to be back with your baby--absence definitely makes the heart grow even fonder!

Immoral Matriarch said...

A TURTLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry - distracted. I love them.

Jaina said...

Sounds like you had a great trip, rain and all. I bet you're glad to be home with Graham though. :)

Zoeyjane said...

The last photo? Three blocks from where I live. :P

Leanne said...

Hmmm. I like the coach handbag on the bike, didn't it throw off your balance?

Anna said...

I love the pictures. Looks like you guys had a great time!

Anonymous said...

I so love Vancouver! They have so many fun things for kids to do, especially during the Halloween season, like haunted ghost train rides :).

Last weekend, my husband, son and I went to Burnaby Central Railway. My son, who's 6 and loves trains, went wild, and the weather was awesome. Here's the review where I found out about it: http://www.sharesavvy.ca/cities/vancouver/reviews/480.
Next time your there, check it out!

In a Vancouver-state-of-mind,
Christine

C said...

Looks like you guys had a great time...rain and all :) You are brave to cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge! I did it in '92 and there was a guy at the middle of the bridge, wrapping duct tape on the rails and when he saw the horror in my eyes, he laughed and said, "Oh! Just doing some minor repairs, dear!" LOL! OMG. I almost fainted as I tried to get across. Did I mention that I'm deathly afraid of heights?

Great photos :) Thanks for sharing with us. BC is such a beautiful place. People are so friendly there too!

Gail said...

Vancouver! My hometown, and where my company is located so I get to travel back and forth pretty often. (I work from a home base in Toronto.)

Next time you go, I can give you lots of tips and recommendations, especially for kids. I have four nieces plus a nephew, ages 4-9, so I know all about the kiddie stuff in Vancouver. Our favourite places are the Aquarium and Science World.