Friday in Downtown Vancouver

Please excuse the lateness of the next few posts. I’ve been busy and I’m trying to catch up.
On Friday, we evacuated the Airbnb and moved to a hotel. I’m trying to make that sound simpler than it was. The hotel wasn’t ready until later, but we could park our car there. We did that and then walked half an hour to Gastown. It is a trendy part of town. Well it pretends to be that, but at times it felt touristy with lots of souvenir shops. And occasional over-priced yuppie stores. (The fur rug at $3500 felt fabulous until I realized it wasn’t fake.)
We actually started at a restaurant I had been to before, Save On Meats. It is a diner with its own butcher attached to it. The meat is fantastic and the prices are good. If you are in the area, go check it out.
We then did the wander through Gastown, stopping to see the steam clock. I am annoyed by it because it was four minutes off. And a friend told me it wasn’t run by steam. Still the moving metal balls inside that roll around on tracks to help run it are cool to look at.
Eventually, we proceeded to the waterfront. The scenery was beautiful and we took lots of pictures. I liked watching all the water planes come in and take off. You don’t see that in Edmonton. I wonder if you could? Could we use the North Saskatchewan as a landing strip? Certainly not in winter.
For dinner we went to a cheap Japanese restaurant that is on the same block as the hotel. We wanted to have sushi here because, well, it is Vancouver. You are practically required by law.
Afterwards we went out to a club with a bunch of friends. We are being surprisingly sober here, so it makes getting around easy when you don’t have to worry about driving under the influence. Although parking feels awkward when you do it next to a homeless person and a prostitute.
Stayed up way too late.

One thought on “Friday in Downtown Vancouver

  1. You know, you might be able to use the north sask river as a landing strip in the winter, too… just need skis? But you’d have to avoid the bridges…

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