Monday, February 8, 2016
Daddy recently had a business trip to Canada and we couldn't help but tag along for this one and boy am I glad we did because Vancouver is by far one of my favorite places we have ever visited!
Lawson and I had the best time during the day while daddy was having all of his important meetings. We stayed at this really cool and extremely reasonable hotel on Granville Island, centrally located to downtown, Prescott's customers and this amazing farmer's market and kid's zone within walking distance. It was perfect.
Every day Lawson and I would walk to the market and get fresh croissants and coffee and then we would head over to this area dedicated to just kids with indoor playgrounds, kid's shops, bookstores and all kinds of games. Then once daddy was all done with his work, we would try out a new restaurant for dinner every night. I was so impressed. Vancouver is one of the most food savvy cities I've been too next to Paris and Napa. Total heaven!
The best part for Lawson was on the way back to the hotel from the restaurants, he learned not only how to jump but how to jump in puddles, since it was raining every day. He would jump in all the puddles he could and giggle out loud every time. Such a nice change from our normal California weather and super neat being surrounded by water everywhere. We definitely loved Vancouver.
We also drove up to Whistler for the weekend, which was fun. Lawson got to play in the snow and we got to have a really delicious dinner at the Fairmont Lodge with a big fireplace, crayons and fondue - the perfect family date night blend!
Lawson and I both got new rain boots and I couldn't be more in love with those either. I'm sure the girls at the bakery are all secretly laughing that I've been wearing them to work everyday in sunny California since we got back, but I truly love them so much that I can't help myself.
Overall, we had a very successful trip for daddy business wise and for us semi-vacation wise :)
Lawson excited to ride the bus to the plane. He loves to travel!
View from the Granville Hotel room
The public market
ALL the chocolate you could dream of
View from dinner the first night
Restaurant under the bridge
Lawson jumping in puddles
Okay, mom, ready to go with my boots on
Getting ready to go out for dinner date night
Lawson at the Kid's Zone
Driving the Kid's size boat
Can't get over that coat and those boots
Last day in Vancouver :(
Bye daddy! Have a good day at your meeting, we'll be playing!
Really neat local brewery on the Island
The public market
Fish tank at our hotel restaurant
View from our Whistler room
Lawson digging in
First fondue experience for the little guy and he loved it!
My boots :)
Our little munchkin entertaining himself in the hotel room
Posted by Southern Belle of the West at 6:11 PM