If you are expecting to see quilting pictures this morning…STOP and go no further!! This was a quilting free weekend!! BUT if you want to see some pictures of beautiful downtown Vancouver then man, are you in the right place!!
On Saturday, I took the ferry over to Vancouver to spend quality time with my middle daughter, Maggie! What a beautiful day it was! Just look at the blue sky and SUNSHINE…specially ordered for our Mother’s Day weekend! Here is a picture of one of the BC Ferries going in the opposite direction…beautiful or what!!
I HAD to sit back and savour the views and sunshine…what a combination!!
When I go to Vancouver, I always catch the Pacific Coast Bus which I board right on the ferry and for about $20 it takes me right into the city. Not this time…NO BUS!! YIKES!! (Breath deep into the brown paperbag!! I am no city slicker..or world traveller for sure!!) So with a phone call to Maggie, I got the instructions on how to get from the terminal in Tsawwassen to downtown Vancouver using transit bus and Sky Train. I was able to get to Vancouver about 3 times FASTER using these modes of transportation and it only cost me $2.50!! What was I thinking…LOVED it! So easy and the Sky Train let me off about one block form where Maggie lives!
Speaking of which…Maggie has a new apartment…here is the view from her balcony…spectacular!!
Let me zoom in…yup…it’s water alright!! And look at the people on top of that building…If I lived here, I would be getting a telescope for sure…haha
Maggie also lives near BC Place…their huge sports stadium. It’s the statues of Terry Fox that got my full attention!
There are four statues depicting Terry’s ‘hop, skip and jump’ gait while in the motion of running. Loved it!!
So our Saturday consisted mainly of shopping the little shops in downtown Vancouver…nice to look but I didn’t buy! Then we stopped for a lovely lunch, followed by more shopping…then late in the afternoon we had a surprise pedicure that was pre-arranged by Maggie! AND it felt wonderful as the ‘dogs were definitely barking’ from all that walking!
After a brief ‘rest’ it was off to dinner, more sightseeing and a movie…a chick flick of course! (Five Year Engagement)
After dinner, we took in the International Village which was where the theatre was. VERY interesting…
I have got to show you the fish market as it was so unusual…they had every edible sea creature available…and some that were questionable!! And everything was still ALIVE! (which was also questionable!!:)
Read the sign…we got a chuckle out of it!! (Yeah right!! Who are they kidding?!)
Yup…definitely need some binoculars!!
Nothing like a pajama party in the big city with your daughter! The ONLY thing that could have topped this weekend would have been a pajama party with ALL THREE daughters!! Now that would have been PRICELESS!
Thanks Maggie for a wonderful weekend and a little taste of your world!!
Sunday morning found me back on the Sky Train and Transit bus…a piece of cake for this big city traveler…haha! I hope your Mother’s Day weekend was as fantastic as mine was!!
Have a magical Monday and Happy Quilting!~P