I’m not ready to go back to school. I’ve only been off for just under three weeks, between summer classes and fall semester. I can’t believe it’s already September!! Of course our hot weather is supposed to start now!? Crazy Vancouver. This past weekend Adam and I did as much as possible in about two days, Friday night, Saturday, and Monday night. Adam went to Whistler Sunday night for a stag, so we didn’t get to go away anywhere =( But we managed to get in a few things in the nice weather before I head back to classes and stress.
Here’s some photos from the long weekend:
Beautiful flowers from Adam’s sister and brother-in-law whom we had over for dinner last week, along with his parents. They are so pretty! I wish they would last forever.
These flowers actually have lasted forever (below). My mom picked them for me, almost a month ago. I’m seriously not kidding. I’ve changed the water about three times, and trimmed the bottoms and they still live! Despite the heat and not much sunlight!! crazy! They were in the bathroom, but now sit on top of my bedroom dresser 🙂
Lainey and I scoped out the new Ikea catalogue. Adam and I had an ‘Ikea date night’ last week as well. Lainey even came along! First time we hadn’t been told no pets allowed – so she came all the way to the check out with us! (The lamp on my dresser above is a new purchase! Adam also got one, along with other
impulse much needed Ikea items!)
Friday night after Adam got home from work (early!) we headed to Granville Island. I love market places, and walking around looking at the delicious food and produce.
We stopped by an Italian deli and got some bocconcini and tomato salad, eggplant rolls and an artichoke for me, and our fav Adzuki bean salad from Fraser Valley Juice and Salad.
We also had to stop for some sweet eats. Adam got a doughnut from Lee’s Doughnuts (in the background) and I got an ‘un-chocolate’ bliss ball from Stuart’s Bakery. It was soooo good!! Same idea as my raw vegan chocolate chip cookie dough balls, but it was made with no chocolate, and tasted delicious! $1.99 per ball though, a little steep! Considering I think it cost about 1$ to make an entire batch at home haha. But I wanted to try it.
Saturday we headed downtown for some shopping (we got new dinnerware!) and walking around. We happened to stumble upon a Nabob promotion stand giving away free coffee. I don’t drink coffee, so Adam got to have two! 😉 It smelled delicious!
Later on we got a little hungry from all the shopping/walking, and decided to try our first Vancouver food cart experience! After finding La Braisserie, and seeing it was sold out for the day, we wandered around and came across ‘Bun Me’ and split a sandwich. It was really good! First food cart experience = win.
We had to save room for dinner, as we had a Groupon for the Smoking Dog Bistro.
I had the Halibut and Adam had the Steak Frites. Both were really good! Much better than our Vegas dinner out…
We walked around Kits Beach afterwards and watched the sun set.
Monday, after Adam got home we decided to go to the last night of the PNE (Pacific National Exhibition). I received a two-for-one admission ticket from the Pirate Pak Day at White Spot. It’s just not the PNE without mini doughnuts! or ‘Donuts’?
We had to walk around the petting zoo, and met the rather large oxen at the PNE this year.
There were also cute little goats! He was munching on that hay all night.
We met up with one of my cousins, Sara (below on the left), and watched as she and a few friends went on some of the new rides at the PNE. Unfortunately one of the newest ones, the Atmosfear (pictured below), broke down after they had waited almost an hour and a half in line!! They proceeded to go on some stomach-curdling rides afterwards.
Overall it was a pretty good long weekend. The weather was the best it had been in a long while, and well over due for Vancouver! I’m definitely not looking forward to going back to class.. I’ve already begun filling out a calendar of events with all my assignment due dates. There is a lot of them. On the plus side, this is my last year! I’ll finally be graduating in June. Woohoo!
Hope everyone had a great long weekend!! Did you do anything fun and exciting??