Friday, July 04, 2008

Haiku Friday - Family Vacay

Yup I've been away
Five days in Vancouver sun
Third year in a row

Kids love this city
And all it has to offer
Plus gorgeous weather

And we had such fun
Saw new things this time around
Pics and the story...

Sequoia Grill lunch
Stanley Park in its glory
Beaches and ice cream

Jazz Fest in the Park
Lemonade and Cerveza
Music to the ears

Cactus Club Cafe
Canadian Iron Chef
with Me and the Boy

Mini haiku - Boy's shirt
(Eurocup Soccer
This is the year of red Spain
Germany is sad)

Grouse Mountain top views
Lumberjack show and wet T's
On the guys, I mean

Grizzly bears playing
in natural habitat
Birds in Motion, too

Hotel we're just so spoiled
Suite deal was perfect

Swimming was a hit
A must-have when you have kids
Family time rocks

Diva at the Met
Great food but a tad pricey
Okay for a treat

Cool Kitsilano
Sophie's Cosmic Cafe lunch
Great food, and Elvis

Canada Day sweet
Hyperactive here we come
But who can resist?

Nitobe Garden
Beautiful memorial
Even boy felt zen

Robson street dinner
Upstairs at Earl's with cousin
Girl slept, boy ate -- nice

Robson street shopping
Plenty, Lulu, Shifeon
Cannot stop the shop

Art Gallery show
Anime, cartoons, vid-games
Souvenirs galore

Lunch at the cafe
White wine, Orange crush and milk
Wonderful last day

Only one hitch though
Visit and notice was short
Next should be longer

To meet new blogpals
Cool Women of the west coast
So I WILL be back


Kami said...

You met Rob Feenie!!!!! How cool is that? I love watching him on TV.

What a great trip, glad you had so much fun. I love Vancouver too and also love shopping Robson. Who wouldn't?


maggie's mind said...

Looks like so much fun! I love Vancouver, but I've barely even scratched the surface. Glad you enjoyed it.

Karen said...

What a fun time! All that stuff you did, the things you saw, the people you met...


Melissa said...

Wow! What fun!

And my boy is sad too. He totally grooves on Michael Ballack.

imbeingheldhostage said...

You haiku'd the whole thing! That must've taken ages-- well done. I love the mini 'ku (Germany is sad). Welcome back.

Manager Mom said...

I think I need to start a "would love to live in Vancouver" topic too... looks fantastic.

J at said...

Vacations too short
except when we all get sick
throwing up no fun

that was our sickmas
not your holiday, thank you
glad you had much fun

tomorrow we go
to visit beaches and waves
Hawaii to see


My haiku sucks. Glad you had such a good time! Welcome home. We're leaving tomorrow for our vacation, to which I can only say, Yay!

Huckdoll said...

OH MAN!!! I wish we could have met up. I was even downtown the day you got here, but knew you'd be busy, like me :(

Don't you just adore Grouse Mountain? I would love to get married up there.

So glad the weather was good to you.

louann said...

Swimming IS always a hit with kids AND Family time rocks ----I absolutely agree!!! And it is very addicting =)

Sandy C. said...

WOW! What an amazing trip and photos :) I've always wanted to visit Vancouver. And BTW, you looks gorgeous in those pics!

Was that snow on the ground and people wearing shorts?

Hope you're all having a lovely weekend

Nap Warden said...

What fun! I have always wanted to go to Vancouver:)

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

What an awesome trip!!!
We too have eaten on the Sequoia Grill patio, this brings back memories of a backpacking/business trip that Dave and I took out there a few years ago.
What fun!! I am dying to go back, I love that city!

Anna-borderline-bonkers-banana :) said...

I forgot to say, Rob are so lucky, I love his show!!!

C said...

OMG! What a cool post, Karen!!! I love how you mention so many of Vancouver's finest spots too! What a fun trip you guys had!

Vancouver does have so much to offer. Great city!

Ummm...Can I tell you how cute your kids are??? OMG! CUTE!!!

BusyDad said...

Very cool pics! But the "rock on zen!" pic has got to be the best of all. Looks like a beautiful city.

Cherry said...

what a great way to capture your weekend..ala haiku and pictures.

Oh, I love Vancouver. I have very fond memories of Fish and Chips in Stanley Park. Kinda random, but the memory holds strong.

I'll be heading up that way in a few months but most the time will be spent in Victoria, with maybe a day trip to Vancouver. Husband has never been.

Glad you guys had a swell time!

Don Mills Diva said...

Wow - looks like an amazing trip - I forgotten how beautiful Vancouver is...


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