January 16th, 2007
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.
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!