We spent the next few days shopping…or rather I should say..I spent the next few days shopping while hubby tagged along. (I kept asking him what he wanted to do, but he just shrugged and said: “I don’t know”.)
Here are some things we discovered:
1. Vancouver is a bicycle town-big time! Maybe not as big as some European cities, but still there are some majorly avid cyclists there. So, naturally there were a few shops that catered to their needs.
Many of these cyclists are also nuts and far too bold for their own good. They would swerve in and out of traffic and dart all over the road, completely oblivious. But at least there weren’t as many dumbases who dart down the pedestrian sidewalks, like they do in Ottawa. (THAT makes me want to scream!)
2. White Spot is the best restaurant chain I have ever visited. After discovering our hotel wanted to charge us $30 a day for donuts and waffles that taste like cardboard, we decided to eat at White Spot instead. Luckily one was right across the street and we got a discount from being guests at the nearby hotel. As a Scot, I’m pretty picky about oatmeal, but they were bang on each time! They also have a great lunch menu with some very yummy veggie burgers.
3. Commercial Drive is a great place to shop but not all stores are created equal
Quackers recommended shopping at commercial drive, so we wandered the streets. I bought some really nice clothes and saw a cute mural.
But not all the stores were fun to visit. In fact, while trying to fit into form fitting denim overalls, my belly got caught in the zipper! Ouch! It reminded me of Julie’s reading at Blog out Loud, only I haven’t recently given birth and am just chunky around the middle. Double ouch! It was just as well though, because, after trying on the next size up, the zipper came apart. So the merchandise wasn’t high quality anyways.
Later on Thursday, we went to hubby’s friend’s wedding rehearsal and it was loooong. Long, because it was midly chaotic, hot as hell, my shoes hurt and my gut started to get stabbing pains. The stomach issue prevented me from fully enjoying the rehearsal dinner, which was unfortunate, because the meal was great. Luckily, however, it subsided by the next day! Which was great, because I had much more great food to consume and zippers to bust damnit!