The condo was just off Davie St in the Davie Village community, which is the gay epicenter of Vancouver, kind of like Boystown in Chicago or the Castro in San Francisco.
|All the crosswalks in Davey Village are painted the rainbow colors.|
|Nighttime in the Village|
Sat we had coffee in the condo, then had breakfast on the patio at Score which had been recommended to us by Emily at The Capital. Then we walked over to the little ferries that take you to Granville Island Public Market, which was very similar to Pike Place Market in Seattle, only with more art and hand-made stuff.
|Downtown Vancouver seen from the Granville Island ferry|
|Jamie assists the juggler|
Sun we had brunch at Fountainhead Pub and ate on their glass-enclosed patio. That afternoon The Newlyweds opted to stay in and nap/read while Spouse & I walked to Stanley Park. We took a shuttle which stopped at many beautiful spots where we could see the surrounding water, Lion's Gate bridge, redwood trees, and gardens. There were lots of hikers and cyclists enjoying the large, beautiful park too.
|Spouse in front of huge hydrangas in Stanley Park|
That evening the 4 of us went to Edgewater Casino so Spouse and The Newlyweds could gamble for a little while. Gambling doesn't interest me at all and I'd much rather spend money on other things, but since it was Spouse's birthday and he wanted to go, I willingly agreed. He actually won $31 playing a nickle slot machine! Afterward we toured the charming historic Gastown district and saw the ancient steam-powered clock.
|Look closely to see the steam escaping the top of the clock|
Mon morning our AirBnB host met us at 7:30am to pick up the keys and we hit the road. Since the border crossings can sometimes had long back-ups, we waited until we had crossed the border to stop for breakfast, then continued onto Seattle. The Newlyweds dropped us at the airport in plenty. However, when it came time to board the plane, it hadn't arrived yet. It finally arrived just a few minutes before we were due to take off, but had to unload its passengers and baggage, change crew, and be cleaned (sort of). We left about 50 minutes later than scheduled, and only made up about 20 minutes during the flight. Spouse's brother picked us up, took us to our car, and we got home to DE at 1:30am. We'd been traveling by car, then plane, then car again, for 15 hours. Marvin was very happy to see us, and we him.