It was great walking around Vancouver, and I also loved getting up early to watch the World Cup matches (Yay Holland!) in the hotel lounge. It's getting so as I need my Vuvuzela fix in the morning. Not that I precisely enjoy the sound, but I seem to be missing the drone today as there are no matches. I can't quite believe just how tall the flowers are in Vancouver, and how many are in bloom that won't be for another month or so here. I really didn't know that cornflowers got that tall.
Kim and I stayed for a couple of extra days to walk around, shop, and otherwise enjoy Vancouver. I stopped in at Three Bags Full to buy some Sweet Georgia Yarns' sock yarn in Ginger, scored 30% off Malabrigo Lace in Olive, and found some lovely purple-heathered Cascade Eco Wool for a Christmas project.
Other than that, we enjoyed a visit to Stanley Park, and a safe if somewhat turbulent (due to thunderstorms) flight back home, where I could present my daughters with their gifts (including chocolate that was gobbled up before breakfast). I also managed to knit up (on the plane and in the mornings) a set of legwarmers for my eldest, and Canada Day this year really was chilly enough to warrant wearing them for a bit. It was a great vacation, and I think I might just have to do it all again next year.