Life has been an awesome rollercoster ride these past few weeks. After a glorious family affair and vacationing for close to a month, life has now gotten back to normal. Our home is now empty, but my family from The Philippines and Las Vegas has left imprints of happiness and moments that is forever ingrained in my memory.
Two days after our family affair here, which unfortunately – I cannot share just yet, we flew to Vancouver, Canada for a week of adventure and some R&R.
All 10 of us were on an early flight to Vancouver Canada from Pasco, WA. We were in 3 separate cabs and with a flat rate of C$31++, it took us about 30minutes to get to our home for the next 7 days.
Residence Inn on Hornby street did not dissappoint. Don’t let the small hallways deceive you when you’re on your way to your room. The room was good sized with a kitchennete and a full sized fridge! The complimentary breakfast was also not so bad at all. The location is just right in the middle of downtown and is accessible by bus if you’re brave enough to commute around town.
Like most people with itchy feet, we ventured out to Granville Island to spend the rest of the afternoon. We only had to walk a couple blocks to catch the Vancouver Aquabus, adult fares ranges from C$3.50 to 5.00 depending on your route. It was kind of spendy, but it was worth it.
We were there on a Tuesday and had the place almost to ourselves. This is one place that you should come hungry! Granville Island Public Market is a gem in itself, I can spend a whole day here. Granville is a feast for all your senses. Tony and I came back on our own during one of our stays and had a chance to try out more food too.
I will let some of the pictures do the talking.
If you have kids, a stroll to the Kids Market on Granville Island is a must. They have over 25 shops and activities for kids and kids at heart. We certainly enjoyed feeding the birds by the pond. You can buy a bag of birdfeed for C$2.00 from the coffeehouse right beside the pond.
This was just the first day. More blog posts soon as I am very inspired to write and share some of my stories again. 🙂