Monday, August 23, 2010

We left the country! But it sure was cold and wet.

I may have forgotten to finish the story about our trip to Vancouver. So let's see if we can wrap things up.

After much ado I give you, part 3:

After our wonderful lunch, with our Australian sounding waitress, we drove around the park to see what it had to offer. One little find, were these beautiful totem poles.

If you look closely you can see that almost every one of them is topped off with a bird of some sort.

There was one totem pole that didn't have one but this bird must have sensed something was askew and decided to rectify that by proudly perching on top for all to see.

After observing the totem poles we wandered a little to the ... south(?) and saw a lighthouse in the distance. (I love lighthouses) You can also sort of tell how wet it was and how dry I was not.

And another view of the bridge and more importantly ... the fog.

Then on our way back to the car I tried to trick Ben into kissing me so I could get it on camera (because who doesn't like a kiss in the rain). But I was highly unsuccessful and mostly ended up nearly falling several times. My closest attempt looked something like this:

Then we got back in the car and drove closer to the lighthouse for some up close shots.

After which our parking slip expired and we headed back to downtown Vancouver to explore the city a bit before the show.

We parked under the Vancouver Public Library which, once inside, reminded me a lot of the Salt Lake City Main Public Library:

Made me a bit homesick for SLC.

Then I saw this and wondered if we'd really ever left Seattle at all:

So in an effort to convince myself that we had indeed crossed the border I had to take several more pictures as proof:

And then there was this sign. I still have no idea what exactly it means, so if you have the answer, please feel free to enlighten me.

After exploring and browsing shops to stay out of the cold, Ben and I headed back to the library and made it there just in time for it to close. So we went and rested a bit in the car then went up and headed to the Queen Elizabeth Theater to watch The Lion King.

Unfortunately, that is the only picture I have as proof that we actually went to The Lion King. It was an amazing performance. The first act was so beautiful and creative it actually brought tears to my eyes.

I wish it wasn't so expensive because it really is something that I think every person should get a chance to experience. Just thinking about the show fills me up with emotion. I think it probably has a lot to do with the fact that my sisters and I watched The Lion King movie at least once a week when we were little and it has a lot of memories tied up in it. But this trip was all around great. Full of lots of things we don't usually get a chance to experience.

Thanks Tim and Fran and Ben for making it so memorable.


ckhwilson said...

Busking is the practice of performing in public places for tips and gratuities. People engaging in this practice are called buskers.

I'm surprised you didn't google this. Love ya
Aunt Cindy

Brooke Jean said...

I actually googled it a bit ago so I know what busking is. I'm just not sure what "up to large pitch" means.

The White's said...

It looks like you had a lot of fun, it makes me jealous and I think that I should travel more and then I remember that I have no money and two kids, but my life is good too, just in different ways. Glad you had fun!