I love Granville Island.


I love Granville Island. This box holds the best little cheesecakes! I got enough for desert for two nights. YUM! The only downside of the island is you have to take the water taxi to get the there and is is a little slow

I hate traffic

Traffic in Seattle…

and traffic in Portland. There was lots of other random traffic that I won’t bore you with… but 9-1/2 hours later (shoulda been more like 7) we made it home. Oh how I love the lack of traffic in Eugene!

Sutton Place Hotel… farewell

That’s me… fourth window in from the right. We stayed at the Sutton Place Hotel on the 21st floor. It was a nice hotel… What we didn’t like was the cost of parking, $40 a night! (Yes, we looked for other overnight parking and couldn’t find any.) And the cost of internet, $15 A DAY per device! Ouch. So in case you are wondering why these updates are late… we didn’t pay for the wi-fi and the Starbucks across the street had 8kbps… worse than a modem. (Yes… Dan looked that info up and told me, I’m not quite that techie!) Happily we were on vacation though so none of this bothered us too much. We walked all over and had a very relaxing week!

Granville Market… again

What can I say… I loved this market so we went back for lunch. Dude of course took another quick jump in the bay. You can see there is a slide on the pier… he asked the lifeguard “Why isn’t it open” and apparently they are waiting for Cheese Day… whatever that means?!

Swimming… of course

Dinner was a bust… we ate at the Coast restaurant which seemed like a chain and cost too much. We didn’t even take a photo of what we got because we were underwhelmed. Oh well, can’t win ’em all… After dinner Dan did decided it was time to jump into the bay. Notice how many other people are swimming! But of course that did not stop him… and you can imagine how warm the water was on this overcast day. 😉

Vancouver Aquarium

So, just in case you were wondering… we didn’t spend ALL of our time eating. 🙂 We spent a morning at the Vancouver Aquarium. I thought that the Beluga whales were worth the trip alone. They were beautiful, there were two and this photo doesn’t do them any justice. The butterfly room was also cool, I didn’t expect to find that at an aquarium! It was a nice morning and Dude and I took great glee that none of the screaming children were ours! Ha!

Le Crocodile

Best meal EVER! We got the tasting menu at Le Crocodile and I got the additional foie gras course (below… almost gone because Dude didn’t snap the pic fast enough! 😀 ) because I never had it and the whole meal was fantastic!

Granville Island Market

I loved this place! We took these cute water taxis to the island full of yummy food! What could be better?! Everywhere you turned there was something that looked delicious… Oh the vacation of eating, what could be better?