Woke up this morning as we were arriving into Vancouver. I went outside as we passed under the Lion’s Gate Bridge.
Once we docked we finished getting ready and headed to the Dining Room for breakfast.
I had my last chocolate donut (acutally didn’t have too many on this cruise)
and half of this cheese omelette.
After we were fed we went to our waiting area. Oh, how special we felt :-).
We a had a longer than expected wait of around half an hour before we could depart and go through customs. Then it was quite a wait to our luggage – it was rather disorganised which was surprising.
We then got a taxi to our hotel, the Fairmont Pacific Rim. Like our hotel in Anchorage it was very close but with all our luggage it wasn’t really an option. Don’t you just the doormen’s hats? It was a good hint we were staying a fancy hotel :-).
And it became even more obvious when we walked into the lobby.
And then there was our room (which we were pleased to discover was ready even though it was only 10am). This was a definite splurge hotel for the last night of our trip.
This was our view. We were suprised to see the rain as it hadn’t been raining when we arrived.
We got settled in and then headed out to do a city tour. We decided on the Big Pink Bus.
The hockey stadium.
Lovely flower baskets everywhere
The Lion Gate Bridge
We hopped off towards the end of the tour and went to the Pacific Center.
First up was some lunch – we shared this yummy Vietanmese.
We were that impressed with the shops but Kevin was excited to find the Apple Store.
We then walked back to the hotel.
Loving the tree lined streets.
We stopped at a Tim Hortons – so many bloggers rave about it so I told Kevin he had to try a coffee – luckily he really liked it.
We also got some Timbits to share – these are basically donuts balls.
As you can see the sun had come out by the time we got back to our room. We had some computer time and Kevin had a nap.
Around 6pm we saw Radiance head back out again.
Shortly afterwards we headed out to get some dinner, stopping at the Olympic cauldron.
We finally found Freshii – which I had spotted this afternoon but couldn’t quite remember where :-).
I had Chicken Teriyaki with tofu instead of the chicken. Because the place was closing up we took it back to our room to eat. It was yummy.
Then it was time to enjoy that lovely bath.
It was an odd bath because you sit in it rather than lie and you kind of feel like you should be driving a car. It was lovely though, and the view was spectacular.
Tomorrow : More sightseeing then the beginning of the long journey home.