Well, I can safely say I do not remember my head hitting the pillow last night! Was extremely exhausted but managed to stay up until about 23:00hrs, which for us is very close to the border of turning into pumpkins!
Met up with a friend of mine, Mylee, who lives in Canada. She is a Physio here and she came into Vancouver and took us down to Gastown for dinner. Had the best oven fired Pizza ever!!!!! Sorry Lou from Lucafe, but these were simply the best! Also sank a little drink or three, or four. Hell! who's counting! After that, walked back to the Hotel with Mylee and parted company. So glad she could come down and join us and so glad she took the time to do so.
Today, we got up and walked through a bit of the town looking for a Pharmacy and an ATM. Ron managed to lacerate his hand again, and of course, I did have some Bandaids but needed a few more just in case. Thankfully he didn't need transfusing. Of course after some difficulty finding said Pharmacy (Drug Store) and ATM, we found ourselves right back where we started and then did the sensible thing and asked someone. Fortunately we also found a Tourist Centre so got some great ideas of where to go and what to see. Settled on a trip up to Grouse Mountain! That's where the Wow comes in. All I could say, was Wow! And point. I know it is supposedly rude, but pointing became a reflex action. The views are simply spectacular.
We also saw some Grizzly bears. They have two in a sectioned off 5 acres on the Mountain and they are kept there to entertain the visitors. Thoughtfully the Parks people have put an electric fence in between bear and people. The bears are a couple of show ponies and pose for photos with appropriate nose wiggling and looks. Wonderful to see and they were certainly in good nick. They looked very comfortably built. Lost children anyone??
After that we came back to downtown Vancouver and had some rather holiday type food, read unhealthy, then staggered back to the Hotel room for a little Nanna Nap!
Just about to upload some piccies including one of me in the office here at the hotel taken whilst compiling this very part of the blog. Have a look at the background. Fabulous views!
Bryan and Ron