The next morning was my first morning EVER in Canada so I jumped out of bed and tugged on Annie’s arm to wake her up! I wanted to get going but Annie just wanted to sleep in because she said it was Saturday. We’re in Canada and I wanted to see everything so I pulled the covers off her bed and then she was awake 🙂
My new friend Sara made us smoothies for breakfast while Beth made scrambled eggs and toast. Sara said the smoothie had blueberries and kale and orange juice and flaxseed and bananas and all kinds of things in it. It was really good! After that very healthy breakfast, I was ready to explore Vancouver!
Here’s the first thing we saw, a garden! It’s a public garden where people have little plots and they can grow whatever they want. A garden in the city, that’s pretty cool! Can you find the strawberry plants?
The we walked across a street and saw this big sign…
And just like that, we were on an ISLAND! Wow, it was almost like magic! I started to explore the island and I found these very funny fruits in the marketplace!
I don’t even remember what they’re called but they look so funny we couldn’t stop laughing! When we walked out of the other side of the market, there was another bridge. Or I thought it was another bridge. It turns out is the same bridge in the other picture, just the top of it! It’s so high!
Vancouver is like Seattle in a lot of ways. You can see one right in this picture. Can you spot it? Yes, there are water taxis in Vancouver! They are rainbow colored here and called “aquabus” instead of “water taxi” but they are the same thing, really! People take them to get from Granville Island to downtown Vancouver. And this is the whole big view we could see from right where I was standing…
I think Vancouver is a really shiny city! It has lots of tall buildings, like Seattle, but here, they all look the same. Next week I am going to explore Seattle buildings, so you can see what I mean. I think I am becoming quite an expert on tall buildings in big cities! We walked around Granville Island to the other side and there was another bridge!
There were some shops on Granville Island and we went into all of them but the broom shop was my absolute super favorite shop ever. It has brooms of all shapes and sizes and they’re made by people right there in the store!
Can you find a broom that is Flat Eden sized? I can!
Then it was time to have some lunch, so we went to a restaurant and Beth and Sara said we had to order poutine because it is almost the national dish of Canada. I had no idea what “poutine” was but since I am an explorer, I knew I had to try it. Are you ready to find out what “poutine” is?
Yep, it’s french fries, Canadian style! They melt cheese and pour gravy on the fries and call it “poutine” and it is really, really good! I would definitely eat poutine again if I found it in Seattle or Osceola! When all the poutine was gone, we walked home and had some adventures with art. Here is the first art adventure:
This is so hard to explain, but I’ll try! There were six really ugly towers to store concrete in, and then twin brothers from Brazil came and painted them so they look like huge people! I have never seen a painting this BIG! I really like this painting and I think my Grandma Barbara will do because she’s an artist and a painter!
The second adventure was finding this wooden statue of a mermaid and trying to get a picture of me where the wind wasn’t blowing me away! That’s Sara’s hand making sure I don’t fly into the water or something because that would be really bad for me. I’m not waterproof at all!
I would tell you all about the drive back from Vancouver to Seattle, but to be honest, I slept most of the way because it was raining and the rain made a nice sound on the roof of the car and the seat was really comfy and I fell asleep! When we got home, I asked Annie to make a map of where we went so I could have a record of our Big Adventure. Here it is!
The End (of this Big Adventure, but more adventures are on the way!)