We set off to Canada (thankfully we remembered our passports) but quickly realizing we didn't have a map, we would have no cell service unless we had wifi, and who the heck knows what a kilometer is? Not Maire or I. Off to a good start girls.
We made it though and through the border (even with our bananas, peanut butter, and beer). Our first stop being Whistler, Canada to knock off some bucket list adventures. Like jumping off a bridge... and then jumping off of it again. This was one of the most thrilling experiences I have ever had and we made friends along the way. Like really awesome friends. Something about jumping off a bridge over water, surrounded by trees was nothing short of amazing. The free fall and pit in my stomach is one of my favorite feelings so I was overwhelmed I got the chance to jump off twice. Once backward and once forward. Taking livin' the dream pictures along the way.
Luckily we found some Cavs fans at the bar we watched the first finals game at. Unluckily though it was a terrible game for us. But as loyal fans (Maire being a bandwagon fan for the night) we still maintained hope the entire game and moving on into the next games.
Our next day we woke up early and ran through Stanley Park. Talk about beautiful. Running around water, ports, and also somewhat of a forest right in the middle of the city. Heaven on earth.
Later, we posted up at Smash Mouth Coffee for hours on end after our run getting more work done (videos, videos, videos), people watching through the window, and making new friends, as usual (sometimes I could talk to a wall). The night brought us a beautiful sunset at English Bay where we devoured chocolate fondue and again people watched until the sun went down... or until Maire got pooped on by a goose... my stomach still hurts from laughing about this. We spent our night in bed laughing. We're sure our air bnb hosts thought we were two of the lamest girls on vacation. However, we had the time of our lives laughing non-stop and talking life.
Before leaving Vancouver to drive back down to Seattle we went to Jam Cafe where the line was out the door but was a well deserved wait for pancakes and bacon (my favorite). Vancouver you, the people, and the insights were beautiful. Cheers, eh.
Roadtrip Wisdom: Vancouver and Whistler Edition
- It's "spendy" up here.
- Cheers to anything.
- Accents make everything better.
- You can bring bananas over the border.
- Bring a map.
- Know what kilometers are.
- You don't have cell service, use wifi.
- Bike lanes are just as large as the road and you should not drive on them with you car.
“If you feel in in your gut, you’re right. If your gut says do it, then do it. The gut is always right, no matter what.”
“If you can’t change what happens in the past or in the future then it is all the same thing… time is a circle and one moment. The easiest way to do so is by doing good things because you feel in in your gut and find beauty everyday. Finding Beauty in love because the only thing that is real is love.”
“Living life with no regrets”
“Regret doesn’t exist, its an emotion.”
“Build your pyramids of projection based on trying to reconcile your past and your future. Just Carry on.”