It started as a pretty normal Friday night, going to dinner with friends.
I got picked up after work, Troy goes, so uh you should grab your passport.
We ate some delish cuban sandwiches. Super messy, left grease stains on my clothes messy, but super delish sandwiches.
After hanging out at a park for a while, Troy and I started north.
Well, why not.
We stopped at Deception Pass on Whidbey Island.
Saturday morning, after some exploration of Deception Pass (we saw a whole troupe of scuba divers), we kept on going North.
We made it into Canada by 10 am and spent the whole day in Vancouver.
The bridge to Deception Pass
In the park at Deception Pass
Canada!They don't stamp your passport, which made us sad.
It's like Vancouver's version of Central park, except it's also right on the water.
There were beaches.
Not so many people out at 11, but by the time we walked back passed this part a few hours later it was packed full of swimmers and sunbathers. Tons.
The rose garden.
Troy amazed by the giant heated pool that sits right on the beach.
Planning to come back just to swim here.
Sidenote, always keep a swimsuit in the car.
Walking through the park.
Supes sunny out all day.
Park bench sitting.
Driving through downtown.
God Save the Queen.
Look what I found.
Haven't been to Nando's since leaving London!
Delicious Peri Peri chicken sandwich.
Troy doing some important international business in the Marriott.
Checking out another part of the waterfront.
We walked through Yaletown, the swanky part of downtown. Lots of shopping and open air restaurants. We were both surprised how cultured and nice and clean and fancy and awesome Canada is.
Stereotype has been smashed.
We happened upon the International Jazz Festival and lounged for a bit.
Stopped at one last view point before we headed back to America.
So spontaneous trip to Canada? Check.
Next time be a little less spontaneous and pack clothes, toothbrush, deodorant, concealer.... you know just a few things.