Last Wednesday morning, after a bit of a late start, I hopped into my car and drove 130 miles north to visit the fabulous Jeci of Blue Yon Belly! Not only is she as sweet and kind and smart as I knew she would be, she was the consummate host, putting me up for the night and taking me around the town in my favorite mode of transportation–by foot! After lunch at a nearby tavern, we meandered along the seawall:
to Stanley Park, where we took a walk on the trails and saw the swans in the lagoon:
(it wasn’t all misty like that photo and also, swans are bigger than I realized!). We also saw peeping baby ducks sunning themselves on a rock; Jeci took photos of them so let’s keep our fingers crossed that she posts those!
I saw my first inukshuk:
We were very tired after our almost-3-hour walk, so we bought cheese and crackers and went back to her place, where we sipped on homemade wine, ate a snack, and had a gabfest with her very funny friend, Catherine (Katherine?). At 8pm, we met Jeci’s awesome husband, Kieran, at Capones Restaurant & Live Jazz Club :
where we saw this “Ally McBeal” actor having dinner and drinks with a young lass:
After more wine and laughter back at the condo, we slept. The next morning, after a delicious breakfast of coffee and pastries fetched by Kieran and then goodbyes to said working man, Jeci and I wended our way to the little boat that ferried us over to Granville Island:
where we had lunch at the Cat’s Meow before I reluctantly headed back to Seattle before the rush hour hit.
The weather in Vancouver was gorgeous, the city was spectacular (and chock full of sushi restaurants, of which I am greatly jealous!), and Jeci is a delight. I cannot stress enough how much I have enjoyed all of my blogger meet-ups. I love being connected in this way and for this reason above all, I have decided to keep blogging. Ciao for now!