Today we had an amazing rest day in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The church home we are staying in is right in the middle of downtown... it's awesome! We had so much fun sleeping in until almost 10 am, and then talking with Denise (who hooked us up with this home in the first place). She told us about this really good Japanese Sushi and BBQ place, and we just had to go. The food was so tasty, even Andi said it reminded him of home.
After that, we walked around downtown and then met up with this girl named Erica who's been living in Vancouver all her life. She was so sweet and her personality was contagious. Erica and the rest of us went walking through downtown, getting lattes at Caffe Artigiano, hitting up the local art galleries, and shopping in the Palace Mall.
Later on that evening, we went to the local Tinseltown theater to see "The Incredible Hulk". The movie was actually pretty cool. Who knew that Edward Norton could write an action movie that well? Erica suggested this cool diner, so we went there for dinner... White Spot had some of the best hamburgers we've had in a long time.
Shortly after dinner, we walked Erica back to the Sky Tram and then walked back to our house a few blocks down. The day was quite good, and we enjoyed having company. This has to be one of the coolest, most convenient big-city accomodations thusfar. Vancouver is a beautiful city! What a great way to start out our trip in Canada.
My folks wanted to know if people say "eh"... we only heard it once today. I did hear the saying "Right on" quite a lot, though. Right on. :)
Enjoying the wonders in BC,
P.S. Justin... why, oh why, did you say that the US has 51 states? El Paso is part of Texas, sorry to burst your bubble. Lol.