Our youngest son, Chris and his wife, Angela arrived at 3:00 for a visit. We sat inside catching up and then headed into town to The Fort Pub for dinner...cheers!
We had a great time and a wonderful visit...and then at about 8:30, they said goodnight and were on their way home. Hope to get lots of visits in over the next four weeks!
The rain had stopped Sunday so we managed to get out for a power walk that morning. Other than that, we didn't do much...although I did get out for another walk later on to pick up a few things at the local market.
Steve on one of the lookouts over the Fraser River...
Granville Island in Vancouver. Granville Island is a very popular spot, particularly in the summertime...Granville Island is a peninsula and shopping district in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located across False Creek from Downtown Vancouver, under the south end of the Granville Street Bridge.
John and Pat pulled up in their car just before 9:00 and we were on our way! John's GPS took us on a rather interesting route, taking a little longer than normal...but hey, all is good, we made it! Time for a cup of coffee in the sunshine!
And then we wandered through the market...An indoor market featuring a fascinating assortment of colourful food and produce stores, showcasing handcrafted products and the very finest in unique gifts. All fresh from the ocean, the oven or the field.
False Creek Ferries operates a number of these small boats between nine stops.
We decided to take the ferry to the Olympic Village, the farthest stop to the east.
Located in Southeast False Creek, the Olympic Village was built for the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, to house athletes and Olympic officials coming from across the world. After the Olympics, the Olympic accommodation became residential housing. The development aligns with the City's goals, addressing environmental, economic, and social issues. The Olympic Village is a mixed-use community, with approximately 1,100 residential units, area parks, and a growing number of retail and service outlets.
Here comes our ride...
Ocean Concrete has long served as Granville Island’s last tie to its industrial past. It’s six grey concrete silos were transformed into a piece of public art by a duo of innovative Brazilian street artists.
One of Vancouver’s most unique communities, Sea Village is a collection of homes on the water…literally. This floating community has been part of False Creek since the 1960’s.
Science World...Science World at Telus World of Science, Vancouver is a science centre run by a not-for-profit organization in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. It is located at the end of False Creek, and features many permanent interactive exhibits and displays, as well as areas with varying topics throughout the years.
The building's former name, Science World, is still the name of the organization. The building's name change to the Telus World of Science became official on July 20, 2005 following a $9-million donation to the museum from Telus. The official name of the science centre was subsequently changed to "Telus World of Science", although it is still routinely referred to as "Science World" by the public. Prior to the building being handed over to Science World by the City, it was referred to as Expo Centre during Expo 86
Lunchtime sitting on the patio at Tap and Barrel, Olympic Village location...
Tuesday Steve dropped me off to pick up a car rental. On our way through Fort Langley, we passed a film crew...there always seems to be a lot of filming going on at various locations in this small community. They are filming Roberts Zemeckis's movie Women of Marwen with Steve Carell.
After my appointment, I made a number of stops on my way home...shopping. So nice to have my own wheels to get around in!
Wednesday morning, I took off in the car (actually a Jeep Compass SUV). I had a lab appointment and then treated myself to a manicure and pedicure....ahhh!
While I was gone, Steve washed the truck in preparation for taking it into Bernhausen. He was still at it when I got home shortly after noon. We had a quick lunch and then he was back out finishing it off and I started preparing dinner...wanted to get everything ready ahead of time so that I could relax with a cocktail when John and Pat joined us. They are leaving first thing in the morning, so we have invited them over for dinner and one final visit.
Steve and I were all finished our work, enjoying a drink outside when our guests arrived...