Vancouver / by Lisa

We’re off! We got up at 4AM this morning to get to the airport, not sure what to expect checking two bikes and a giant duffel bag. Turns out it was easy peasy, and we were checked in and through security in half an hour. 

Huge shout-out to Jessie for getting up at 4AM, renting a Zipcar minivan, and driving us to the airport! 

 Friends driving friends to the airport. 

Friends driving friends to the airport. 

 A giant pile of luggage. 

A giant pile of luggage. 

 En route to Vancouver. 

En route to Vancouver. 

We landed in Vancouver mid-morning and got a cab from the airport to a local bike shop to drop off our bikes to be built back up.  We checked into our Airbnb, took a quick nap, and then headed out in search of food.

We like stick to two mottos when we travel: 

  1. suffer
  2. walk till you die

True to form, we walked 12 miles today in 90 degree weather and saw a solid half of the city on foot. We also found TWO natural food stores, amazing vegan samosas, a gelateria with 218 flavors, and celebrated our two-year anniversary (!) with delicious vegan poutine for dinner. 

 Gastown Steam Clock

Gastown Steam Clock

 La Casa Gelato - 218 flavors!  

La Casa Gelato - 218 flavors!  

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Vegan poutine at Meet Cafe. 

We’re picking up our bikes tomorrow morning and planning to bike around the full city, including Stanley Park. Ready to get biking!