Holidays sure are grand. I can't believe it's been over 7 months since I've had one! My last mini-vacation was to Saskatchewan, but this time I went a bit further and came all the way to Vancouver. It's gorgeous here, with the mountains and ocean making for an always impressive vista. My old travel buddy Andrea and I came out to visit some friends for a few days - Tue night to Sun morning, not enough time!
Yesterday we did some shopping, then I hung out with Theran, which was nice. Today was a good touristy day, visiting the Capilano suspension bridge, a salmon hatchery, walking along the river, through the forest where trees dripped with moss and a few determined rays of sunshine broke through the foliage. We had a lovely greek lunch down at Lonsdale Quay, then meandered around the shops and shoreline at Deep Cove. Almost went kayaking, but they were all booked up. Maybe tomorrow! Now we're chilling out at their amazing Kitsilano apartment, about to indulge in some pina coladas before making the 5 minute walk down to the beach.
Yep, this is the life. I know I won't be ready to go back to work on Monday. But even these few days are such a revitalizing break from the monotony of my sedentary life. Getting on a plane, visiting a different city, the allure of exploring.... My feet are getting itchy again!