Saturday, April 16, 2011

A Day Trip Into Canada

I was in Seattle for a few days visiting my cousin and we went up to Vancouver for a few hours.

Crossing the Border

As we drove towards Vancouver, we enjoyed the cityscape backed by majestic mountains.

The main event was going to the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

The bridge spans the deep gorge that was formed by the Capilano River.

We spent a couple of hours exploring the park, crossing bridges and enjoying the views.

Soon it was time head back but not before stopping downtown for a bite to eat.

My cousin heard about this street food cart called "Japadog". It gets great reviews and was even featured on Anthony Bourdain's show "No Reservations":
JapaDog, the city’s ultimate street food cart because, as Bourdain pointed out, every town has their hot dog variation. JapaDog’s take on mystery-meat-on-a-stick is decidedly Japanese: wasabi mayo, seaweed relish, daikon sprouts, and teriyaki sauce are just some of the Asian ingredients to meet the dogs.

3 adults and one little boy split 4 of them. The little boy only had 1/2 a bite of one but it was too spicy for him. The adults consensus: pretty good, very innovative, very happy that we tried them, but probably won't have the need to have another. It's always fun trying something new, especially when it's original to the city we're visiting.

By 4pm, we were at the border waiting patiently in the long line to get back into Washington.

It was great being in Vancouver again. It's probably my 2nd favorite big city in the world.
Thanks V & S for taking me up there! I had so much fun and created great memories!


Ginnie said...

Try anything once...a good motto for something like the Japadog. HA. I have to agree on Vancouver being such a great city. I'd go back there in a NY second if I had the chance again...and then would continue on to Vancouver Island. :)

Shammickite said...

Mad... have you been to see this?

it looks marvellous, it's at the Legion of Honour Museum, hope I've got the right place.

Monica said...

i've walked across that bridge... back in 1980 when we took our trip up there, i remember because it was after Mount St. Helen's blew! i don't think i could handle walking across it now!!!