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Sunday, July 8, 2018

Vancouver: Day 3!

This was our last day in Vancouver! We tried to go to Jam on Beatty for breakfast but the line was sooooo long. So we went to Chamber's next door instead. I got the waffles with orange fit marmalade and milk chocolate lavender, J got a loxs eggs benedict thing. I thought it was really good and would recommend!


On the walk home we passed the neat colorful alley again!


After that we went kayaking! It was really fun and really scary lol. It was in a little like, peninsula type thing? I don't know the word for it but basically it was surrounded by land on 3 sides, so it was really calm. The girl told us that past the corner it got a little choppy, but there was a cool island you go to that way. Anyway, we started going there and then all of a sudden it got like, VERY wavy lol. And I totally freaked out. I am scared of open water, by the way. So I immediately turned back and we ended up just going around the little area close to the land. It was really fun, though! I think it would be fun to go kayaking on some of the lakes/ponds in Utah where the water is really calm.




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Saturday, July 7, 2018

Vancouver: Day 2!

Guys, Vancouver day 2 was arguably my favorite day. We started our day with açaí bowls from Me Lu, which were good but also the berries were frozen? Which was kind of weird for me. So just know that if you are going to go. 


We then did my FAVORITE THING EVER!! We rented bikes and rode them through Stanley Park! Stanley Park was AMAZE and a huge reason why I think I would like living in Vancouver over other cities I have visited. We took lots of stops to take photos, and at one point a guy saw us trying to take a photo together and offered to take one for us. Well, turns out he was a photographer so the pictures are very great and actually in focus lol. Also he took a bunch with different backgrounds, which I will post all of here because I get scared sometimes that my hard drive will break and I'll have to download all my photos from my blog lol. 



The whole ride around Stanley Park took us maybe 2 hours, but also we stopped a lot to take photos and take in the view. It was also very level without many uphills, so that was also nice. Basically, I feel like most people would enjoy this bike ride, even if you never exercise like me! I was very tired at the end (and hot because I stupidly only wore my Patagonia sweater) so J was a v nice husband and pushed both our bikes up the hill lol.


After our bike ride we walked back to the hotel. I got some fish and chips on the way back at a food truck I can't remember the name of and THEY WERE SO GOOD. I tried to get fish and chips in Utah after we got back and they were horrible lol. If you live somewhere with fresh fish please enjoy a fish and chips for me! After eating, we went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park.



Now, before you look at the pictures from the park, let me tell you something... If you are reading blog posts like this and expecting it to be like that for you, YOU ARE WRONG. It was SO. CROWDED. Idk if the age of instagram has just ruined us or what, but yeah, it was pretty crazy. Some of the girls from J's work went right when it opened the next days and they said it was still pretty packed. So, just be aware lol. I still thought it was a really cool experience and worth going to though! There are a bunch of bridges and walks aside from the main one, so make sure to explore the whole thing!


I just stole this pic from my mother-in-law's Facebook lol. 


I have also been playing around with black and white editing and often can't decide which I like better! I can't remember if I already talked about this on here, but basically I have been getting back to being an artist instead of an influencer lmao. I feel like my vision for art has been so messed up and inauthentic ever since the invention of social media. Whenever I look back at my old stuff, I love and miss it so much. This trip was really fun because I got back to the style of photography that I like (more candid) and love the way they turned out. They feel very "me". 


When u go to Capilano expecting an empty bridge but the whole thing is very busy and the bridge sways 


We got some ice cream at their little gift shop and it was pretty good! They also had fudge there that we sampled which was also very good.



For dinner we went to Salam Bombay. I got the Vegetable Korma and it was VERY GOOD. I would be lying if I didn't say I got a little sick afterwards, but it was worth it lol. 


The walk home from dinner was so pretty!



Ok so potentially my favorite part of the whole trip was what happened with these cookies lol. So, the first night there was just one cookie on J's nightstand (we hadn't unpacked our stuff yet). The next morning, I straightened my hair and left some things out. When we came back that night they had left 2 cookies!!! How cute! They like, noticed that there were 2 people staying there and left 2 cookies hahah. I just thought it was so cute. 


We ended our night with 13 Reasons Why (I think? I honestly can't tell from the photo lol) which I actually was not that impressed with (the 2nd season I mean). Anyway, I won't give any spoilers but yeah. I didn't like it. 


Overall, day 2 was very fun!