Out of Dodge

January 16th, 2007

Downtown Vancouver BC

Ryan and I haven’t had a vacation together in years, unless you count day trips to NYC and hotel night stays after 12 hours of driving cross country with a cat in a green bug. I don’t, he doesn’t, but we got a bit closer this weekend when we decided to up and leave by the seat of our pants to Vancouver, BC. The last time we were there was in 2001, when he proposed to me on New Year’s Eve. It was fun to see the city again and feel, at least a teeny tiny bit, like we had left the country.

Downtown Vancouver BC

This was the view from our hotel room. Have you ever used Priceline for hotels? I didn’t try it until last year after a flight attendant friend of mine (who apparently knows all the tricks to traveling) stayed at the Marriott in Times Square for $100 a night. It’s a little like gambling, as you have to name your price and if they accept, you have to take it without knowing what hotel you’ve agreed to (but you do get to pick the number of stars and what city and area, if it’s a big enough city). We had a room at the Hyatt Regent, a four-star hotel for $65 Canadian!

Downtown Vancouver BC
We mostly just walked around, ate, and chilled in our cozy bed where it was warm, as we’re prone to do when traveling. It was a much needed rest for both of us. We’ll be back again soon, Vancouver.

Downtown Vancouver BC

Downtown Vancouver BC

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Heather  |  January 16th, 2007 at 7:41 pm

    Vancouver is a beautiful city. My husband and I went there and to Victoria for our honeymoon some years ago. It’s nice to see your photos, it brings back happy memories. Glad you had a relaxing time.

  • 2. futuregirl  |  January 18th, 2007 at 1:57 pm

    I *love* Vancouver. It’s like a clean, nice San Francisco. The first time we went, we stayed at the hotel with the green roof in your first picture with some Expedia deal. They didn’t have a room like the one we prepaid for, so they upgraded us to a suite. Gotta love overbooking. :)

    The upstairs Thai restaurant on Robson is one of my favorite Thai restaurants.

    Philly just got a Lush, and every time I walk by it, I think of Vancouver.

  • 3. Jen Zug  |  February 10th, 2007 at 5:37 pm

    I love Vancouver. We’re heading up there later this month!

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