Well folks, I’m back from my trip to Vancouver! And as promised, I did not do one single pushup.
Nor did I do one single blog post! I left with what I thought were reasonable aspirations to do a fun “what I ate” post, or a little fitness post… or something! But you know what? It just didn’t happen, because… well, vacation!
I’ll be honest, I often feel an unreasonable urge towards productivity, even on vacation. For instance, I’ll go ahead and get up early and work out, just to be able to cross it off the imaginary list in my head. True!
But this time, I actually had no desire to “work out” and very little desire to “be productive” in any modern sense of the word. My imaginary mental checklist somehow evaporated. The feeling was very freeing and completely refreshing. So what did I do instead? I had the most marvellous time connecting with my family. Ever.
We played in Stanley Park… every day. Our Coal Harbour apartment was within easy walking distance of the park- so perfect for us!
I did my fill of handstands, which I actually do not consider “working out”… they’re just plain fun.
We visited the Vancouver Aquarium… the moon jellys were simply amazing.
And we could have watched the sea otters all day…
The cherry blossoms were in full bloom…
As was my sweet girl in the peonies…
Whistler was absolutely stunning…
And the kids discovered they LOVE skiing!
Back in Vancouver, I discovered the Public Market at Granville Island…
If I’d come here first thing, I’m not sure I ever would have left. You can’t even imagine the rows and rows of the freshest fruits and veggies!
I wanted to buy it all…
But I restrained myself and just bought enough to make a gorgeous cheese plate that evening!
I couldn’t leave Vancouver without doing a little shopping…
And did I mention all the bulb flowers are in bloom?
Every year we love our Spring break venue so much that we say we’re gonna go back next year. But maybe we really will this time!
Until next year, Vancouver!
8 thoughts on “Vancouver Treasures”
Really nice article, Rebecca. Hugs, Sharka
Thank you so much, Sharka!! We did have the best time 🙂 xoxo
Wonderful photos!!!!!!! I always love going to Vancouver 🙂
It was so awesome, Sarah! I’d go back in a heartbeat… 🙂
We like getting the pictures of you and your family. You make me want to go to Vancouver!
Thanks, Eileen!! Yup, the kids are growing so fast. You & Mike should go if you get the chance, it is really even more beautiful than the pix. Hugs to you both!! xx
Oh my, you were just over the mountains from us! Yes, we love Vancouver too. The jellyfish in the aquarium are so spectacular – we took loads of photos. Stanley Park and English Beach are such great places to take a few deep breaths in the city. You went skiing at Whistler? We’ll be over the Great Divide again, going west, in June, scooting through Vancouver to spend time on the Sunshine Coast. I love your happy photos!
Ah Marilyn, that makes me feel so close to you! Your country is stunningly beautiful. Every part of Vancouver & the surrounding area was amazing. I was in awe that I could be literally at the seaside/harbour one moment, and then 2 hours later, be at the top of a mountain. Breathtaking! One of our best family vacations ever. 🙂 Have fun going through in June!! xo