It was a totally spur of the moment decision to head North of the border - we literally booked the hotel Friday after work and drove up Saturday morning.
I was super excited about where we were staying - in the lovely Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. It's right in the middle of the city and a historial building and it was so cool to stay there!
Our first stop was of course Japadog! Japanese style hot-dogs that got a lot of press when the 2010 Olympics were hosted in the city.
|Giada is a fan of Japadog!|
After our Japadog, we found a delicious gelato place - Bella Gelateria. It was amazing! It was actually the 2012 Florence Italy Gelato Festival winner! I was so rich and delivious we will definetly be back!
We then checked out the lovely waterfront and saw a couple of cruises taking off for Alaska. Brought back fun memories of our Greece cruise!
|We love this city!|
Next stop was renting bikes and bikin around Stanley Park. Such a great day to be on a bike!
After bikes we spent some more time walking around the city and then went out to a thai restaurant that was recommended to us and then walked around the Gastown area.
The coolest thing about the park was the suspension bridge - 160 feet up!! I tried to get a good picture but it was hard becasue I was gripping the ropes pretty tight!
After we got back into the city we walked around and wandered through Stanley Park.
Such a great weekend getaway and such a fun city - we'll be back soon for you British Columbia!
|crossing the border - home sweet home!|