Saturday, September 29, 2012

Bridging The Gap In Vancouver

After leaving Manning Park, we ventured to Vancouver for a few days of exploring and readjusting to the real world. We slipped into cotton clothing, went out for nice meals, caught up with my family, laid around in the hotel, watched football and tried to relax.

Vancouver is a fantastic city. We were beyond impressed. It's clean and tidy and the people are friendly and not pushy. It's got big city action without big city attitude. At first Trav and I were both a bit overwhelmed by the crowds of people and the fast moving traffic, but we found our way into some of Vancouver's larger green spaces to put ourselves at ease. There were moments that felt very Country Mouse/City Mouse. Our first stop was Stanley Park which won my heart immediately   I have a very serious love of Golden Gate Park in San Francisco and I have to say that Stanley Park is one of few parks I've been in of the same caliber. We especially loved the totems and learning more about Canadian First Nations' tradition, art and culture.

You have no idea how good it feels to wear cotton.

I was so in awe, my outfit deserved it's own picture. 

First Nations' Totem

Our next outing took us to Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.  We walked sky high bridges across a canyon and between giant trees.  Trav and I took deep, fresh breaths.  Being among the trees felt homey-er than the city, somehow cozier than the plush sheets at the hotel.  The park was really well put together and it was a fine way to spend an afternoon. 

In good company.

Family portrait.

The suspension bridge.

My thoughts exactly.

Treetop Adventure.

Breathe easy.

Capilano River below.

Mom and Trav above the Cliff Walk.

Dad and me on the Cliff Walk. Exciting!

Cliff Walk.

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