This past Thursday I got to do something I've been wanting to do for a long time now: visit Vancouver, BC! My Grandma is in town and she wanted to do something fun while she was here. We were thinking maybe a ferry ride or something, but after my dad suggested she bring her Passport just in case we head up north we ended up booking a hotel to say the night there.
We had a fantastic time and ate some of the most amazing food ever. Since my mom, sister, and I are all allergic to gluten (and myself to dairy as well) I did my research ahead of time and found several gluten free places to eat along with a couple that could accommodate it easily. I'll go into more details in another post, but I'll tell you now that my hard work paid off!
And now, let the trip report begin!
The trip began early Thursday morning. I took some obligatory (please don't ask me to say that word out loud. I butcher it every time!) passport photos in the front yard before we left and then we made a quick stop at Fred Meyer where I treated everyone to a Naked drink for the car ride. I also got a small wallet, as mine was a little to big for the purse I was taking.
This is my "Even though I've been out of the country my passport is still empty" face. Granted I've only been to Mexico and Canada, but still.
Then the car ride began!
Selfies durring the car ride are a must.
Finally at the border.
Okay, so you're probably wondering about the title of this post. Vancouver is a large city, folks, and there are a crazy amount of pedestrians. They're everywhere! Then there's the the regular challenge of driving in the city, one way streets, and all that jazz. It made driving in Seattle sound easy.
Since it was lunch time, our first stop was La Taqueria. It took us forever to find parking (we ended up in a parking garage), but we finally made it to the taco shop.
They were the most delicious tacos I'd ever eaten in my life. Especially that one in the front. Mmmmm.
After lunch we wandered around town (we reaized we didn't really care for Gastown) and before leaving we got a little lost on our way to The Juice Truck, a place I was really looking forward to trying.
Getting lost was worth it. I got the Almost Chocolate Smoothie and it was, hands down, the most delicious drink I've ever had. So good.
While devouring my chocolately goodness in the car, we made our way to Stanley Park. This is a large park, with at least a dozen different parking lots throughout, an aquarium, playground, views of the water, etc. It was awesome.
And I think I'll end part I here before it gets crazy long!