Just like a rainbow, you know you set me free! And I just can’t get enough, I just can’t get enough…
No? That’s fine. Not everyone seems to share the 80’s love like I do. But, in all seriousness, I really couldn’t get enough of Canada! Here is the tale of my first taste of Canada—a quick little jaunt to Vancouver:
After having to rearrange flight plans at the very last minute—like, two-days-prior last minute (dicey standby flying is something I can get enough of)—my brilliant pops rerouted our layover in Seattle to a layover in Vancouver. In all honesty, the change in plans worked out beautifully!
We were off to an extremely good start, as we unexpectedly found a limo awaiting our arrival at the airport. They may have had the wrong “Connolly, Party of 7,” but we were okay with that.
We definitely had time constraints, as we were to catch a fairy to Victoria the next day. So in typical Connolly fashion, no time was to be wasted. We checked in at our hotel and began to wander.
We hopped aboard a water taxi and jetted over to the quirky Granville Island Public Market.
This place had shops for anything and everything. Hat shops, umbrella stores, broom boutiques, toy emporiums… you name it!
Come on now, get your mind out of the gutter!
We could find whatever our little hearts desired.
The people were congenial, the food was delectable, the weather was pleasant, and the flowers were plentiful. Once again, what more could we ask for?!
Still feel like something’s missing? That’s because I forgot to mention the totem pole making that occurs in the midst of the market…
It is definitely possible to kill some good time at the market. The island is bubbling with culture and we could have used an extra day to meander through it all. I would have loved to see more of Vancouver—the Olympic sites, Stanley Park, the Capilano Suspension Bridge, etc— but all the locals directed us straight to the island, and it was a good thing we trusted their advice!