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Visiting Vancouver

In our first taste of Canada, we spent the Easter long weekend in fabulous Vancouver.

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With an 8pm departure from Auckland, Lewis enjoyed telling anyone who'd listen that he'd be staying up reeeeally late. We figured he might sleep heavier if he was overtired, so we let him stay up watching that seat-back tv until his eyes were stinging. It proved to be a good call because as soon as the cabin lights dimmed he curled up and slept for several hours. What a good boy. As for Alec, again taking the car seat on board was gold as all totalled he slept nine out of the twelve hours. Winner!

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On arrival we collected our embarrassingly big North American car and hit the road. It's weird to say the least to be driving on the right side of the road, but the roads are really wide and well signed so it's been a pretty smooth transition. It feels weird though, as the front passenger, not to feel the pedals at my feet. Sometimes I can't help but instinctively lurch for them - will I ever not be a nervous passenger?!

Easter in Vancouver was gorgeous. It was cool and dry, between 12-15 degrees. We checked out Stanley Park, a 1000 acre island park in the heart of Vancouver. We also visited the lively Granville Island Market, full of seafood fresh off the boat, gourmet foods and artisan stalls. We also loved watching the seaplanes taking off right at the edge of the CBD. Together with Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, we had fun as a family exploring the city and surrounds. Our next stop is Nelson, 660km east of Vancouver. Bring on snow-capped mountains, crystal clear lakes and the open road.

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Posted by netandmatt 23:04 Archived in Canada

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