Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Day 3 - Vancouver - Meeting a Blogging Legend!

We started our third day by taking in some beautiful flora at the University of British Columbia's botanical garden.

We had the entire garden to ourselves (or, so it felt!) I loved all of the dampness and the mushrooms...

...and the fall berries.

Hey! Who are those people?

You can kind of see the blurry people in this photo - there was a class on tree climbing while we were there.

Oooo - pink berries!

An attempt at an artsy shot.

We went to the Nitobe Japanese Garden down the road, where we felt like we were in Japan when we saw the Japanese school group leaving right before us.

This garden is described as one of the most authentic Japanese gardens outside of Japane, and it really is.

The views are very well situated (I'm channeling my inner Austen - tee hee!)

After the gardens, we drove across town to meet... Felicia from SweetGeorgia yarns! She was so sweet to meet up with us and we went to lunch together. Her blog was one of the first ones I started reading when I first started knitting. I was so excited to meet her!

She is so pretty and super nice!

We went to her studio and saw her lovely yarn and her looms.

It was so much fun meeting her (and of course I bought some yarn!) Her restaurant/travel advice really made our trip so much more memorable.

After we left Felicia's studio, we headed to Granville Island and went to the public market. It was great to walk around the area, but Rob only took one photo.

Sometimes his love of all things industrial goes too far!

For dinner, we were slightly embarrassed to admit that we went back to the Foundation Eatery to get more nachos! We ordered the large, and the waitress said, "Have you ever ordered the large before?" Of course we hadn't, and it was even bigger than we had imagined! It was the perfect end to our short jaunt to Vancouver.

Highlights of the day? For Rob, it was the nachos!

They looked bigger in person.

For me, it was definitely meeting Felicia!

I took a blurry photo of the yarn I bought.

Thank you again Felicia! We'll have to return the favor if you ever visit good ol' So Cal!

Day 4 - we go to one of the most beautiful places I've ever been to!


MinaG said...

Ok, I really want to go to Vancouver now! Love the garden shots... and the nachos, yum!

jennifer said...

i want to go to vancouver now, too!


Nell said...

What a great trip! And now I want nachos!!!

knitthehellout said...

Vancouver looks awesome. I never thought I would think of mushrooms as beautiful, but those look ethereal.