Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Vancouver Days 2, 3, and 4

The days all start the same--coffee at Caffe Artigiano, a place we know about from past visits and, of course, There are 4 locations in downtown Vancouver, one is a block from our hotel, the other a half-block from the hotel where Pavel's conference is. Aside from breaking a tooth there last year (the fault of my tooth, not the scone), I have nothing but good things to say about it.

A certain amount of Sunday afternoon was passed in the hotel room, sadly, working. But we got out...for more coffee, and a stop at the wonderful Assembly of Text, a stationery shop that my daughters and some nieces would love.

Back out to the elements. It's been nothing if not cold; I remembered my mittens, but the hat's back in the hotel.

The next day we woke to this:

But by the end of the day the snow was mainly gone, and we walked to dinner (more on that in a later post):

Tuesday's lunch (day 4) was something my mother would not approve of. Come to think of it, as a mother, I'm not sure I approve of it. But it's what I had. Waffles with bananas, chocolate, and whipped cream. Hey, at least bananas are fruit! This was at Mink, a perfectly pleasant chocolate cafe, conveniently located just 2 blocks from me.

Also, in my defense, I had plain coffee with my waffle. I did not follow it up, like some people I know, with a tall glass of drinking chocolate.

After lunch, we stopped in at the Marine Building, a place you should definitely see on your next visit here. And be sure to look inside the elevators at the inlaid wood as well.

My pictures don't really do it justice, but there are plenty of images over on flickr.

To be continued...


Thérèse said...

Wonderful pic of you in the snow!

Diane in Oregon said...

Agree with Therese! Love the photo with the mittens :-)

Giovanna said...

Thanks--I was very happy to at least have warm hands!

lemon tart said...

I've called Vancouver home for almost 13 years and have never been in the Marine Building. I'll be sure to do so. Thanks for the tip!

Giovanna said...

Vegheads--let me know how you like it!

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