I had to work on Friday so took an evening flight out. I had planned to take the bus to work and then walk over to the airport as it's just across the (busy) road from the airport. However Mother Nature had other plans and I ended up bumming a ride across the highway from someone at work. The flights were good and I arrived into Vancouver on time. I took the wonderful Skytrain from the airport to the Vancouver City Centre stop and walked five blocks to the Y hotel. I honestly can't recommend this place enough - very clean and modern and reasonable. I had cheaped out and went for the shared bath down the hall but only ever encountered another person in there twice the whole weekend. (and caused a bit of excitement one time as the person hadn't put the latch on so it indicated "vacant" - I unlocked the door to much screeching!!) Next time (as in previous visits) I would opt for the bathroom between rooms that you only share with one other person. But I was feeling a bit 'guilty' about this trip so opted for the cheap room!
Saturday dawned and I walked down to White Spot for some breakfast. I had the bacon and egg sandwich with these red smashed potatoes - hard to describe but they were good....check it out..
|Thunderbird totem pole|
|Totem poles - they have a much nicer setting now with a pond||so the "rif raf' can't get in and do any damage|
|Seawall - as you can see it was wet from the day before but the sun soon came out.|
|Connie and Verni by replica of Asian ship|
|Me and the "lady looking for her glasses".|
|Statue of Gassy Jack|
I decided to walk on a bridge to get a picture of a Paul McCartney sign and heard music playing. I then realized it was Paul himself and it was a rehearsal. Screech! It was a bit muffled but you could still hear the words if you knew what they were. I started getting cold so decided to carry on to the movie theatre - I had wanted to see "Lincoln" and it was playing at the International Village cinema called "Tinsel Town" which was just a ten minute walk. I was able to see it for free with my Scene card and it was fairly enjoyable. A bit different than what I expected but of course now being an Abe groupie I had to see it! I walked back to the hotel and Paul was still playing!!! So I strolled over to a nearby coffee shop and got a latte to keep me warm and a pastry (supper) and sat on a bench outside BC Place and enjoyed an informal concert of "Don't Let the Sun Catch you Crying" (that's not his!), "C Moon" "Midnight Special", and others. When the music finally stopped I crossed the street back to the hotel. What a very special experience!!! A very nice way to end the day.