Life sped up some after my last post, which is sort of amazing since I was barely keeping up as it was.

Up first, Mother’s Day.

My mom came into town for the weekend, which was fun. We mostly just hung out, walked the dogs a lot and ate a lot of ice cream.

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Jon left town that Saturday to head to Vancouver. I took a few days off later in the week and flew up/over to hang out with him!

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Quick overview:

I got there around noon on Wednesday, so we spent the afternoon/early evening walking around downtown (where he was staying). Jon’s a little familiar with the downtown area since he has traveled there a few times, so he was a great tour guide. We stopped for dinner in Chinatown as we walked, but I was delirious with exhaustion at that point from the 5 and a half hours of flying and 3 hour time difference. What I remember of it was fun.

Thursday, we left around 7:30AM and headed out in a rental car to explore the area. We stopped in Deep Cove for breakfast (at Honey Doughnuts & Goodies).

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Picked up some snacks for the road, too.

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Several people mentioned the frequency of rain to us – but we lucked out with gorgeous weather.

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I don’t know that I am aware of everywhere we went that day since I was sort of just along for the ride (meaning I had planned/read about nothing), but I know we stopped at Mount Seymour to see what we might be able to see (not much).

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We also stopped at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park because I’d read about it in a random brochure as we drove and it looked fun.

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Jon was opposed once we got there and discovered the price, but I figure you have to do at least ONE gimmicky/pricey thing on a trip.

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Turns out I am NOT a fan of suspension bridges. I practically ran across.

I didn’t mind the treetop or cliff walking so much, though, since the bridges were smaller.

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But I certainly didn’t lollygag.

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I wouldn’t do it again, but it was a fun way to spend an hour or so.

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We ate a quick lunch in North Vancouver somewhere along our driving route (at Hurricane Grill).

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We stopped at a park along the way to see what we’d find, too, and walked for a while.

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Found water (and the top of a lighthouse).

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We wound up in Horseshoe Bay, West Vancouver …

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… and decided to stop for a snack to share after walking around looking at stuff (at Troll’s Restaurant).

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After that, we went back to our hotel and (later) ordered pizza to be delivered for dinner. I was too tired to walk anywhere else.

Friday, we were both awake at 5AM, so Jon went in search of something open that early with food and coffee.

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We walked down near the convention center and rented bikes for the morning to explore Stanley Park.

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It was another gorgeous day for it. (This is obv instagram enhanced – but only slightly!)

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We ate lunch near the convention center since we could sit outside and people watch (at Tap & Barrel).

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I had grown weary of the bike riding after a few hours of it, so we turned them in at lunch and walked around the park.

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A lot.

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Once we made it back to the hotel, we both took naps and then I skipped dinner. Jon ordered Thai delivery but I was just tired of eating. I had, however, picked up more sugar at a shop we passed on the way back to the hotel earlier in the day …

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We were awake super early again on Saturday, but we waited around until something opened instead of relying on doughnuts again. We had a typical diner breakfast (at Joe’s Grill).

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Walked back, gathered our stuff and headed to the airport to start the long trek home.

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Got home around 11PM last night and found our happy babies (who had been in the great care of Jon’s 2 daughters).

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Such a fun trip!

I ate a ton of junk, obv, but also walked and biked many, many miles. I assume it’s got to balance out somewhat. I don’t really care if it doesn’t, though, since it was just 2 and a half days.

I’m thinking I’ll probably run a few miles today once I get myself motivated to do something other than sit on my couch. I didn’t run at all last week since I skipped the running group on Tuesday night to pack and get ready to leave. Might as well bite the bullet and get back on track.

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