Posts tagged travel
Posts tagged travel
We actually got to sleep in on day four of our engagement moon. My friend Perry met us around 10 am and we took a nice drive through downtown Vancouver to our brunch location on the beach: Cactus Club. There we enjoyed an absolutely delicious butternut squash ravioli, tuna tataki, and cerviche. What was nice about the cerviche was that they used spring salmon instead of the traditional cod or whitefish - it gave the dish a very distinct taste. The overall dining experience was very Vancouver and I’d highly recommend this place to anyone looking for a great meal and a stellar view.
From here we made our way to the Electronic Arts head office in Burnaby and got a tour of the facility from Perry’s girlfriend. They had three campuses, each working on a different set of games and we were lucky enough to get a tour of two of them. Alas, we did not have the blue key to get to the final campus. But holy moly the EA campus was so beautifully designed and well architected; you can completely see how the company tries to keep you on their grounds for the entire day :). There was even a soccer field, ball hockey arena and a beach volleyball court! Well done, EA, and thanks again to Sarita for the tour and gift at the end!
Next up was the Capilano suspension bridge in North Vancouver. Suspended 450 ft above the Capilano valley, this was the largest suspension bridge in North America, and maybe the world. We took another leisurely stroll through the tree top wooden village and their newly opened cliff walk - really gave you a unique perspective on the BC environment.
We were then treated to a fine dining experience at Seasons atop the Queen Elizabeth park hill and had some of the best t-bone, filet mignon, salmon and lamb in a very long time. The view also couldn’t be beat as we watched the sun set on Vancouver and Grouse Mountain. Overall, the ambiance of the restaurant and its patron was modern and contemporary but also rustic - a very tough amalgamation to pull off well.
We ended the night at Hapa Izakaya, a Japanese sake bar on Robson and helped ourselves to some refreshing cold sake and laughed and drank the night away. We’re both going to miss Perry and Sarita a lot when we head home next week - they have been some of the most hospitable and fun people we’ve ever been with, and you really can’t ask for better company. We love you guys!
Arrived in YVR last night :)
Chilling at the Maple Leaf Lounge at Pearson. Off to Miami to enjoy the sights and sounds and sun.
Another nice Xmas shot. Love the lights.
Ok, this is a bit different. In NYC outside the Radio City Hall, the Christmas tree decorations and lights are gorgeous.
Helllllo Times Square! Same as you were in May.
The atmosphere is beautiful here in Pio Pio, a Peruvian restaurant in NY.
Somewhere over the mid US, 30,000 ft in the air.
Good ol’ Pearson. Off to NY to enjoy some American Christmas cheer.
Maple syrup on a stick! A Quebec tradition. Mmmm.
Safe ‘n sound parked in an underground garage in Old Quebec.
Made it to our bed and breakfast in Old Quebec. We’re just down the street from the Chateau Frontenac and our host, Marielle at the Maison du Fort, is extremely hospitable.
Stopping for fuel for both of my girls somewhere in Montreal.
Good to see the RBC branding finally on the islands. Over 100 years serving the Caribbean people, you know.
So, it’s rainy season in T&T. 90-100% chance of rain for the entire week that in away. How can you visit the Caribbean and be shrouded in overcast skies, thunder and lightning? It’s like visiting Canada in the winter and not seeing snow.