My favourite parts of Vancouver …
06.11.2011 10 °C
I enjoyed walking across the Lynn Canyon Suspension bridge. The bridge was all rickety and it wobbled when you walked on it. Still, it was safe as walking into your backyard. There was a Japanese lady we noticed was very scared. She was trying to have a go and we encouraged her to walk across. Angus and I held her hand as she crossed with Mum and Dad walking behind encouraging her. She was grateful and we took a couple of photos. We went on some nice walks but, unfortunately, I was unable to do all of them so I stayed with Dad while Angus and Mum went on them.
We rode around Stanley Park and the trees were beautiful with all colours of green, yellow and red. We rented some bikes and it was a lovely sunny day with a dusting of snow on the mountains. The wind was so cold that my nose started to turn red and my hands felt like they were about to fall off.
I rode around mainly with Dad but we kept bumping into Angus and Mum who rode quickly but often stopped to take photos - does that sound like my Mum or what? I liked the ride because it felt very refreshing to be able to do the same thing as everyone else (without my sore ankle) and it was a change from walking around the big city.
Our accommodation was called Rosedale on Robson (a strange name but since we were onRobson Street, I understood). We were very close to the library and on a few afternoons we went in there to relax for an hour or two after a big day of walking or riding around. We were on the 13th floor out of 21 floors so we had a good view of downtown which was pretty with all the lights around us but I don't think I'd like to live there. I don't think I'm a big city person because I don't like to see all the homeless people sitting on street corners, I don't like rushing everywhere and I don't like bumping through all the crowds.
From our hotel room,we could see a big dome that stood 20m high. I didn't realise it was actually part of the Vancouver Science Centre until we visited there on a rainy day. I liked the Science Centre because it had lots of hands-on activities and was very compact. Each hour, there was a little live science show performed by real scientists. They had different themes like Air, Bubbles. Electricity and Cold. In the bubbles experiment, a little girl was put into a big bubble! In the electricity show, the scientist gave about 7 people holding hands in a line an electric shock. In the cold show, a man used liquid nitrogen to freeze a banana that Angus then dropped so it shattered. In the air show, the scientist used smoke from dry ice to show the shape of air. The last show was called Science Surprises which had the presenter light a fire in his hand and make rockets shoot.
Another great place we visited was Granville Island which has two streets and is under a big bridge. It is a market and shopping place. There was a whole 2-storey arcade of kids shops. This palace had a games arcade which cost 25c a game and which gave out tickets for prizes. You could collect prizes at the end of your games. We got lots of small prizes. Two of them were caramel apple lollipops that cost 20 tickets each. We liked them so much that we decided to come back to play games so we could get a dozen more. Angus and Mum went back the next day to get another dozen.Yummo!