Wednesday, June 8, 2011


Our morning yesterday started pretty early.  I was instructed to be ready to leave for the airport at 5:45am.  I woke up around 3:45am just to make sure I had plenty of time to get every last minute thing packed.  We arrived in Vancouver yesterday around 3pm and got to our hotel around 4pm.  Our flights were pretty uneventful.  From Dallas to Phoenix we were in first class.  We were in an exit row from Phoenix to Vancouver.  By the time we made it to our room, I was tired and hungry.  After all I had been up for awhile and I hadn't eaten a real meal....we had half a sandwich, snack mix, and some really tasty Newton's Fruit Crisps which were really good.  After we rested a little bit we went downstairs to the hotel lounge/bar area to eat.  We were too tired to venture out too far from the hotel.  Most of the time hotel food is overpriced and not very good.  Well, yes, it was overpriced, but it was really good.  I would eat there again.  We did nothing else adventurous last time, but rested and I slept!  The Mavs game was on in the background and I could hear Mom getting into it and talking to the Mavs.  I heard that they were down a few points and then back in the lead.  I heard when they won but my eyes were too tired to watch.

Today, we took the train from our hotel into downtown Vancouver and walked around and did a trolley tour.  I would highly recommend a trolley tour.  There were 2 lines (red and blue) that went to different places.  We started halfway through the blue line and got off at the waterfront to check out the cruise ships.  Then we walked some and finally ended up getting back on the red line and toured Stanley Park.  We got off at one point to go see Granville Island.  It reminded me of a small Pike's Place Market....lots of fresh produce/meat/fish.  After we spent a little bit of time on the island, we took the trolley back to Gastown and ate dinner right by the clock tower.  The environment was quite nice.

Tomorrow we have to have luggage ready by 8:00am.  Then our flight leaves at 11:30am flying to Whitehorse where we will spend the next 2 days.  I can already tell that we are going to be so tired by the end of this trip, but it will totally be worth it!


  1. Now, the fun begins. Y'all Go Get Um. CGA

  2. Have fun! Looking forward to reading about all your adventures :)