I was going through my pictures and came across a few from a trip I took to British Columbia this summer to visit an old friend, so thought I’d share them on today’s Foto Friday post.
For those of you not familiar with Canada’s geography, British Columbia is on the west coast of our country and New Brunswick is on the east coast, and there is a four-hour time change between those two provinces, so travelling from one to the other causes a little bit of adjustment on each end of the trip while bodies acclimitize to the change. In my opinion it’s worth the bother, though, if we want to see more of our beautiful country than just what’s outside our own windows.
I had forgotten how gorgeous the Rocky Mountains are – they are even breathtaking when viewed from a plane.
And, I got to visit Vancouver for a day – my first time there. From what I saw it is a beautiful city, and one day I’d love to go back to explore it in more depth. But this time I walked the streets of ‘Gastown’, visited Canada Place and experienced an absolutely awesome, breath-taking 4-D adventure there called ‘Fly Over Canada’ that I would highly recommend to anyone who has the opportunity to see it in the future, had my picture taken beside the Olmpic Flame from Vancouver’s 2010 winter Olympics, rode a ferry to North Vancouver and ate lunch there outdoors overlooking a marina filled with yachts I could only dream about affording, and literally ran to catch the commuter train from Vancouver back to where I was staying. A good day’s workout, for sure.
I also visited several nearby lakes in BC and had lovely walks around them, even though BC was in the middle of a heat wave and the temperature was a sultry 34-36 degrees Celcius while I was there, and I spent one amazing afternoon walking along the Fraser River.
I crammed a lot of sightseeing into my short visit to this beautiful province on the other end of the country from where I live, and I enjoyed every minute of it. I also met great people who welcomed me to their province with open arms, and I made a couple of new friends that I keep in touch with now, so overall the trip, even with the heat, humidity and time change, was awesome.
Hopefully one day I’ll have an opportunity to return there for another adventure and maybe get to see more of Vancouver and the surrounding area.
Happy Friday, everyone – thanks for stopping by, and please, don’t be a stranger.