The suitcases were beside the door. I came home from school, dropped off my bag and away we went, hoping to catch the 4 pm ferry to Vancouver. Success! I brought my camera along, but didn't use it once. I did use my I phone so the photo quality is not that great.
We spent the evening with Owen and Ashley. Vancouver is a beautiful city. In the above photo, Science World's dome looks like a huge moon against the north shore mountains.
Here's the real moon, almost full, shining down on the endless construction scenes in this city that never stops growing. Real estate is about $1,000.00 per square foot so I don't know how anyone starting out can afford to buy a home.
My three walking companions and I walked first to Peaceful Restaurant for the best Chinese food (northern China) that I've ever had. A bit spicy and everything freshly made in house. Delicious!
We wandered around False Creek for awhile, then headed over to Earnest Ice Cream. At 9 pm on a cool spring evening with a chilly wind blowing in from the water the lineup went out the door.
I'm not very much a fan of ice cream, but I indulged in a Caramel Corn Sundae - buttery sweet ice cream, rich salted caramel sauce, whipped cream and a sprinkling of fresh caramel popcorn. Truly an indulgence and worth it!
Saturday afternoon we were in Chilliwack, about 1.5 hours from Vancouver, for a very special dinner with my parents and siblings. The beautiful couple above are celebrating 60 years of marriage this month. There will be a bigger family gathering in July. This dinner marks the start of what I hope will be many celebrations to mark this event. I'm so thankful for my parents' love for God, for each other, and for their children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. They are wonderful!