Friday, June 1, 2012

Trip to Vancouver

Today we are taking another grand adventure, we go to Vancouver! The day began with one more wonderful breakfast; an asparagus omelet with smoked salmon and a berry compote. I don't like yogurt, but the yogurt they serve here is wonderful!

We finished packing and Stephanie, the girl that cleaned our room, came up ,while Ed was paying the bill and showed me how to make the swans from towels. I hope I can post a picture, but I am having a problem doing that on the iPad. She then helped us get our bags down the stairs. Michelle one of our hosts, presented us with a snack bag with chocolate
Cookies and water bottles.

Then the taxi arrived and we were off to our next adventure, we purchased our tickets and position ourselves, and our bags; all right in front of our bus bay. The coach ride to the ferry lasted about 45 minutes. We reached the ferry terminal and they placed the bus first in line. The ferry holds 2100 people and a total of 480 vehicles. The trip across from Vancouver island to the city of Vancouver lasted one and a half hours with the journey through an archipelago similar to the journey to Stockholm. It was beautiful!

We arrive at the downtown bus stop on time; then the major bag drag down the street and around the corner up the hill to the taxi Line; finally a quick ride to the Westin Bayshore by the harbor. We received complimentary room upgrades for my brother and wife and us; the rooms overlooking the harbor. After unpacking we left to walk along the boardwalk for about a mile in the mist rain watching all the sea plans come and go with the ships. Then we stopped at Cardera's Restaurant, at a pleasure boat marina, and enjoyed a beautiful dinner on the covered deck in the misty weather; what fun! Finally it was back to the hotel for a restful sleep and looking forward to a day with Karen and Joe tomorrow.

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