Vancouver, BC - Sunday, October 17th
Busy day in Vancouver today! Even with our late start (needed to get some sleep!) we still managed to do quite a bit today. We started off with a delicious brunch at Medina. After brunch we walked around Chinatown and the Gastown neighborhoods. Since we had a late breakfast (brunch) we decided to grab a quick snack before our dinner reservations that evening. A great place for such a snack was at Salt. The entrance to this place is literally located in an alley, which is awesome. What makes it even better is the alley has a name, Blood Alley in Gastown! They specialize in local cheese, meats and wines. Like I said, the perfect snack! We got a sample plate of cheeses and meats and a flight of wine. We also got a tour of the meat locker where they store all the meats, cheese and wines and had a great conversation with one of the workers there. We got some great suggestions for dinner, including a recommendation for the place we already had dinner reservations for. Since the weather was cooperating so nicely, we decided to splurge and spend the money to go to the top of The Lookout. Akin to the Space Needle in Seattle, a ride to the top gets you a 360 degree view of the city. And on such a clear day we got a great view of the mountains and of the city.
After our walk around the city it was time to get ready for dinner. Kevin chose Blue Water Cafe for our fancy dinner out. It's a seafood restaurant that specializes in local fish and wine. We enjoyed a nice, long meal and decided that we really like Vancouver a lot. Food is great and we really lucked out on the weather! No rain yet!