The Vacation Diaries: Vancouver - Day 1
I’ve only been in Vancouver for 10 hours and I may have already decided that this is the city I want to spend my life in. I have seen more trees than I thought still existed in the world and more water than I thought a city could hold. It’s incredibly inspiring and fresh and free. I feel like I would be able to actually find some inspiration here which, as a writer, is saying quite a bit.
We started off the day with a fabulous breakfast at this place called Provence by the marina. I had a cinnamon sugar crusted French Toast plate with a bowl of fresh raspberries and pineapple.
We went to see my boyfriend’s father’s house which he is currently renovating. He gave us the grand tour of what this new home is shaping up to be and I must say that I am quite impressed. The amount of vegetation in the gardens was astounding, including a Japanese maple tree, a raspberry bush - from which we ate fresh raspberries -, and a selection of brilliantly coloured flowers.
We then went to an Italian place where I had an excellent plate of spaghetti and watched my Germany kick ass in the semi-final. I’m afraid that I’m going to get fatter by the end of this.
I’m waiting now on my boyfriend to get his butt out of bed - we woke up sixteen hours ago at 3 am Mountain Standard - so that we can go for a walk. The townhouse that his father is currently renting while his house is being renoed is within walking distance of the Marina, and I want to see what else this extraordinary neighbourhood has to offer.