Friday, March 19, 2010

Missing the North

Its amazing beautiful day here in North Vancouver. I've spent the last week with a friend I've known since I was 2. It's been a rewarding visit. It feels like yesterday we were building tree forts, playing barbies and giggling about boys. I also have to admit I miss the North, but mainly for the fact here I feel swamped with things to do, not only with our wedding but just in general. Taking Ralph to a pet store we use to go to turned into an event, not only was Ralph taking things off the shelf, the owners couldn't believe he was 4 already. Stopping for sushi turned into a parking space pursuit, which lead to some road rage. The driving here is insane and my visit here has confirmed what I already knew, that I never want to live in Vancouver again. The North Shore when I was growing up was pretty clean (not so much anymore)and with Grouse Mountain and the Burrard Inlet, its a beautiful place. Just a little busy for me. It's lower lonsdale area is turning into a mini Yaletown and once where a house once stood, now a condo stands. My visit to North Van has been great, not only did I catch up and have some quality time with an old friend, I think this visit down south will make me appreciate the North a little more than when I left.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Loving The Weather Down Here

Hey all. Wow, I'm so happy to be home. I miss Special K and all but damn I needed a break. I have been enjoying my visit home enhanced by visits from friends who have hopped on the ferry from Vancouver to come spend some time with me. On friday night my friend Michelle came over and I took her to one of Special K's and my favourite places in Gibsons; Smittys Oyster House. We devoured some Oysters Rockerfeller then Michelle had some Halibut fritters, while I had poached halibut. I must mention I've been in my sandals everyday since returning, its damn beautiful weather here.

Heres some pics...

I love this old building, an old ship building shop.

Fresh Oysters!!!!

The Poached Halibut

Halibut Fritters

The view to Trail Islands from the Backyard.

Ralph enjoying his vacay too!

Ralph at our favourite spot, Sargeants Bay.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Vancouver 2010

Hey all. I arrived home in Vancouver yesterday just in time to witness Olympic mayhem, which was actually awesome. I say that being someone who was not excited to see the Olympics come to town, I lived below the Eagleridge bluffs in West Van at the time. Whenever they blasted for the new highway, stuff would fall of the walls. Anyways I've gotten over my hate of the games and turned it to love. YVR was crowded with people in Red and White, and you get that I'am Canadian feeling. People were singing "OH CANADA" everywhere you went. Its a good feeling and I'm glad to be here to witness the end of it.

The weather here is AMAZING! The apple and cherry blossoms are out in full swing, I couldn't have picked a better time to arrive. It sure was nice to walk Ralph with just a sweatshirt and not a parka on. My friend had her toque and mittens on, and I kept saying it's so warm! Like its sandal weather here. I'm going to keep this short because I want to get outside and enjoy every bit of this I can. Happy March all!!!!