March in Vancouver B.C.

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On March 17th (St. Patrick’s Day) we headed North for the border between the U.S.A. and Canada. We are fortunate to be a few hours from our friendly neighbors to the north.

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On this trip we were headed to North Vancouver and had to cross some bridges to get there. We found our hotel and after a wait in line to get into the parking structure of the hotel we checked in and looked at our room.

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The room had a nice view of downtown Vancouver across Vancouver Harbor. We were ready for our first adventure on the SeaBus that would take us across the harbor to the downtown area of Vancouver. We were ready for a meal.

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We disembarked close to Canada Place and walked along the harbor to find a restaurant recommended by Lovella of the Mennonite Girls.

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We found the restaurant and later when we shared our view Lovella realized we had sat in almost the same spot a week after them and we definitely had the same view. See the boats I marked with an X? Thanks for the recommendation Lovella. We enjoyed our meal at Cardero’s.

We walked after our meal and saw some interesting things and then headed back across the harbor to our hotel where later in the evening we enjoyed a light meal in our room that we purchased at the Quay Market that was located under our hotel.

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vancouver 024We didn’t make reservations in Vancouver until we saw that the weather would be good for walking and exploring. Having Dear working from home gives us that flexibility to decide on last minute trips with the weather in mind. Being so close to Canada is another win win for traveling and seeing new things. On Friday the 18th we checked out of the hotel and drove to Stanley Park. On the way we stopped for breakfast at De Dutch…

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I’ll share what we saw at Stanley Park in another post.

Dear and I are having a hard time standing up and sitting down today after several hours working outside yesterday. I’m glad we still can manage to do what we did. Cleaning gutters, pulling some weeds and cleaning out some planters, pressure washing the deck and cement areas, and then washing the car! Sheesh, this weather brings out the work in us! Thankfully I had a leg of lamb marinating in the fridge that I could throw in the oven for our meal of the day with potatoes and carrots that cooked underneath the roast in my handy Jamie Oliver pan. Today after church we had lamb sandwiches with our leftovers. So happy not to have to do anything today. A good day of rest.

Hope your Sunday is going well.

Since this post is filled with blue skies and blue water I’m linking up with Jeanne at Backyard Neighbor for Blue Monday! Thanks Jeanne!

16 thoughts on “March in Vancouver B.C.

  1. Sounds like a fun getaway. We have gone to Victoria more than Vancouver but I know Vanc is an exceptionally pretty city. I love the water!
    Something funny happened. I saw a hymn posted on Bread for the Journey and I thought it was you posting and I left a comment but it was Betty! I was so surprised that “you” had had snow when we live so close and I hadn’t had any! Silly me.

  2. Isn’t it nice to be able to just pick up and go? It sounds like you had a lovely visit to the big city. We don’t get over nearly enough – but the next time we do I will remember Cardero’s for a nice meal.

  3. Vancouver looks so beautiful.
    I have several blog friends who live there or on Vancouver Island – I hope I too can visit one day!
    Lovely blues.
    Shane

  4. Looks like a wonderful get-away. We love Vancouver! Good for you to get your Spring outdoor “cleaning” done – we are under a blanket of snow again over here. Hoping Spring will come eventually. Have a great week!

  5. Beautiful scenes for sure, I have always wanted to visit Canada! Sounds like a wonderful time of R&R for you and your husband! I can relate to the aches of gardening this time of year!~smile~ Enjoy you day!,
    Blessings,
    Sue

  6. Has neither of you reminded the other to pace yourselves? I couldn’t believe it the other day when John came hobbling in on his cane no less. I asked what in the world had brought him to such a state and he explained that it was clean the yardage along the front of his property day, which entailed climbing in and out of the ditch repeatedly. To me that sounds like a great game for the grands! Next year perhaps!

    A beautiful weekend in Vancouver sounds heavenly. Yes, your view is nearly the very same one as Lovella’s.

  7. Great getaway to a beautiful City (one that we haven’t visited in way too long). I got a kick out of learning that you picked up supper things from the market for an in your room meal. We love doing that…. One restaurant meal a day is perfect for me !

  8. Lovely photos of downtown Vancouver. I really like the glass building reflecting the older building.
    Of course having good food along the way really helps!

  9. Hello Ellen, Your post brought lots of memories of a time we spent a few days in Vancouver. What a lovely place. We did a lot of walking and loved Stanley Park. Your photos are terrific. Thank you for sharing your good time with us. Your food looked delicious.

    I smiled when you spoke of your sore muscles from working in your yard. We did the same thing on Saturday and our muscles are also complaining. Like you, we were happy to get some Spring cleanup done.

    Have a great week,
    xo,
    Jeanne

  10. Oh how I miss our family trips to Canada. Such a beautiful province BC is–love the mountains and waterways so very much! Marinated leg of lamb sounds delicious:)
    Blessings,
    Aimee

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