The weather’s taken a bit of a turn, but its still sunny this afternoon – if not quite as warm as earlier in the week. Its been another action packed week too, and we’ve something planned for every day we have left so we’ve started counting down the days to the flight home 😦
Last Thursday we had a slow day to recover from the activity of the previous week, but still managed to fit in another baseball game (Ashley this time). Friday was Cory’s birthday so there was a shopping trip for supplies and birthday cake in the morning, followed by some fun and games in the back yard and a monster barbecue with half the street in the evening.
Saturday we went to Granville Island with Dennis & Ryan, enjoyed a stroll round the market and the entertainment and the Children’s Festival before heading back to the McLeans for another barbecue – some extra tasty Maui Ribs this time.
Sunday/Monday we headed up to Whistler with the McTaggarts, we took a gondola and an open chair lift ride (Megan loved it) up Blackcomb mountain to see the views – unfortunately the peak to peak gondola was closed so we couldn’t get across to Whistler mountain. We did see a couple of bears on the mountain though (from a distance) and then on the way back to the cabin another four at the roadside (we have plenty of pictures). On the way back Monday afternoon we stopped off at Brandywine Falls for some more photo opportunities.
Tuesday was the first day forecast to rain since we’ve been here (and it did) so we (Angela!) took the chance to go shopping. The Sky Train took us right into Metrotown – biggest Mall in Vancouver – where we managed to spend the whole day. It was only Megan that came back with some goodies, although we did find time to catch How To Train Your Dragon in 3D which we all enjoyed.
Wednesday we took the SkyTrain again, back into Vancouver this time to visit Stanley Park. A guided tour on the Horse Drawn carriage followed by visit to the Aquarium when the rain returned (lots of it). We got a bit soggy getting to the bus that would take us back to the Sky Train but it didn’t spoil another good day!
Today we headed out to Steveston, a small fishing village on the coast but the heavens opened again so we only managed lunch before we came back. Its brightened up again although the temperature has dropped to the midteens rather than the low twenties we’ve got used to – wont stop another barbecue planned for this evening.
Tomorrow Megan’s going to go into School with Kiera and Caden, then we’re off to Sun Peaks for the weekend with the McLeans and the McTaggarts – won’t be back until Monday evening, then Tuesday we’ll need to pack because we’re at the airport early on Wednesday morning for our flight home.