Vancouver, BC - Monday, October 18th
Woke up on Monday morning with cloudy skies, no rain, but a damp chill in the air. So we decided to start our morning warming up at Coo Coo Coffee with tea, coffee and a breakfast sandwich. Here we planned out our day and decided to start out by checking out Granville Island. The best way to get there sans car is to go by AquaBus! It was a short walk to the pier and then a quick ride across the water over to Granville Island. Being a Monday morning the place wasn't all that busy, but we did walk around the indoor market and around the shops there. Had lunch at SandBar on their outdoor patio. A bit brisk but we got to enjoy the views of the water. After lunch instead of taking the AquaBus back, we took the more scenic route and walked over the bridge back to the mainland. This was a great way to get views of the city and a bit of exercise all in one! We continued walking through downtown and up Robson street. For a nice break, we stopped for tea at Urban Tea Merchants. It was a great way to relax and people watch and try some tasty tea.
As the late afternoon approached, we headed back to the hotel to rest before catching a bus to dinner. It was recommended that for good Japanese food you eat at Tojo's in Vancouver. So we made reservations and headed there for dinner. We both ordered the omakase (chef's choice) and proceeded to each way too much food. The dishes were mostly seafood based and all very tasty. This meal was definitely a new experience for us both and we really enjoyed it.