Vancouver Part I
We arrived in Vancouver that evening, grabbed some burgers for dinner and found our hotel. It was in the heart of the city and we sorta felt like we were in a NY penthouse. The next morning called for more hiking (surprise!). At this point the pictures are all beginning to look the same, but for us desert dwellers who rarely get to see real woods, it was quite a treat. Once again it was fahhhhhreeeezing. I had to convince the kids that they really were having fun since all they thought about and talked about was how cold they were. The first stop was Lynn Canyon park with its huge suspension bridge. If you are afraid of heights, then forget about it. It was suspended hundreds of feet above a rushing river, it was breathtaking but made you dizzy to look down.
You know, just your normal Big Foot warning.
This is the one and only non-fast food and non-take out meal that we attempted. Ryder is just crazy. In the short amount of time we were there he managed to dump an entire bowl of noodles upside down, chuck atleast 5 chopsticks like javelines and force a neighboring customer to get up and switch tables. Good thing it was just Pho and not a five star restaurant.
The Capilano Suspension Bridge park was on my top list of places to go, but Ryder drained every last ounce of energy out of me and the kids voted that they would rather have dad go because he's more fun, all I do is take pictures. So I got to enjoy a few hours to unwind and Jason made me proud (and the kids mad) by taking a whole gaggle of pictures. They had just as much fun as I had anticipated, running across the tree tops on bridges and cliff walks and playing Tarzan and Jane for the afternoon.
Ending each day with a dip in the pool was a fan favorite. I always opted for the hot tub and the hot tub only, dad's were created for cannon balls and marco polo.