Day 114: September 22, 2012
So took the bus for the first time since actually living here, which is sort of pathetic. But in my defense, I can’t make transit time productive because I can’t read on buses or trains. Can’t do it. So while other people can fill their commutes with fantastic worlds, or productive homework reading, basically all I can do is listen to stuff and look out the window. Which is why the 45 minutes I would sacrifice taking transit to school rather than driving is important.
Anyway, I’ve never actually been on this skytrain before and it was sort of awesome. For reasons. One of which is, I can make it from my house all the way to the heart of Vancouver on transit in 40 minutes, when driving there is supposed to take 35. Also not awesome for reasons, such as getting chatted up by a middle-aged Indian Harry Potter (pointing out that he’s Indian because his accent was really thick and I couldn’t understand and accidentally said he could give me his number and omg young woman alone on transit why?)
So yeah, did that. Met up with Emma and we found our way to Stanley Park and then to the Aquarium. Wherewebothboughtannualpasseswhat. Yeah. That was super fun. Basically just turned into LET’S TAKE PICTURES OF ALL THE THINGS. Then at 3:30 it got ridiculously crowded and we can go back whenever, so we left to explore the rose gardens a bit. So gorgeous at this time of the year. Did that until we both decided we were hungry, and then ventured back downtown. Emma told me about this place that had $5 everything, so while searching for that we got chatted up by some guy who lives on the street. Which is always the funnest.
Found The Warehouse, it really is $4.95 for all of the entrees. It’s pretty great. So we ordered a bunch of stuff and split it and yeah, lots of food that was actually pretty good.
Then I accompanied Emma to Urban Outfitters, where we did not find what she was looking for. Said goodbye because there was a direct bus to Emma’s house outside the store, and then I started walking back to the station. When I decided it was a gorgeous Saturday evening, and I had nothing to do at home so I was going to walk downtown Vancouver.
Explored this adorably amazing (and expensive) boutique that had the nicest sales associate. Finally saw the Vancouver Public Library, wow Calgary, step it up. Found a giant bull statue. Got stuck on this massive overpass/bridge outside of Rodger’s Arena- btw, what is up with the new roof?
Contemplated walking through China Town and decided to not because the sun was setting. So instead I watched that over the water by the Telus World of Science (come on Telus, you don’t think people travel between Calgary and Vancouver? You couldn’t name it something different?), which was gorgeous and amazing and check out more pictures here.
Then I took the skytrain home, less weird people this time. Got the bus with a ridiculously nice bus driver. Skyped with the Mark.