it seems so strange to have just arrived home from hawaii only to pack our bags and head off for another adventure, but that’s how john’s vacation schedule worked out and so we went with it! this time we headed up the road to vancouver bc. what an awesome city…..check it out:
john surprised me with a horseback riding tour – something i’ve been wanting to do for years and years. my horse’s name was ‘flash’ and he took me for a bit of a stroll, and then a trot, and then a full-on gallop. it was awesome. we were on horseback for about 3 hours, just the two of us (me + john) and our guide. we rode thru old growth forests, by the river, along the railroad tracks, and more. i loved it. so relaxing and majestic, those horses. wow.
we kayaked in deep cove. this is the view from the front of our kayak (gorgeous) and the photo above is the view when i turned around (nice view, eh?). whenever we go kayaking, we get a two seater – and john doesn’t mind at all that he does most of the work. i’m there for moral support and to get the singing started. we sang ‘row row row your boat’ in rounds and it was the funniest thing i’ve done in a long time. but seriously, vancouver bc, i love you. you have amazing views. speaking of rowboats, i love this photo i captured of a man and his dog in their little red boat. so cute!
we also took a trip to see the suspension bridges in the tree tops. very, very cool. we lucked out with the weather – super sunny and warm. we toured granville, yaletown, stayed in a b+b in downtown, took water taxis, and ate very well.
we rented bikes one day and did the bike tour that goes all around the water’s edge. vancouver reminded me a lot of seattle – lots of green lush, doggies everywhere, water everywhere, outdoorsy peeps, and super scenic (check out this view from our car). loved it. everyone seemed so nice and friendly, too – i found several hope notes on bathroom walls including these two.