Saturday, 3 December 2011

Winter Wander

Today Elijah and I made our way down Vanier Park for the "Winter" Wander event (I put winter in quotation fingers if this is winter). We had a lovely day exploring, it was only $5 to enter all of the centers in this enormous park.
We started at the Museum of Vancouver...

Elijah sampled some Bhangra music and I suspect that he thoroughly enjoyed it.

The second exhibit was entitled 'Ugly Vancouver' and had a great display of neon signs, Elijah was a tad overstimulated during this jaunt and promptly cried and fell asleep.

He awoke to some live classical music at the Vancouver Academy of Music. So beautiful. We continued our wander to the Maritime Museum, and passed some boats on our way, how fitting.

Next stop was the Vancouver Archives, it was fascinating to thumb through old photographs of Vancouver. On my way out I am confronted with a gourmet grilled cheese sandwich food truck, and I am starving. They only accept cash and I cannot go to the ATM as I realized I have misplaced my debit card. I managed to scrounge up $3 for the no fills grilled cheese by digging deep in every pocket of my diaper bag and jacket. She asks if I would like a drink -I explain my story- and she said "here is an organic lemonade on the house" I love random acts of kindness!
Okay now we have enough fuel to go to the Space Center...

where we watched a very cool fire show that involved blow torches, various chemicals, amazing colored flames and a pretty scientist in a lab coat. Elijah decided to vocalize though the whole show to show his appreciation.
I would have to say this is one of our first outings that Elijah stayed awake for (minus a few naps here and there). We are looking forward to Daddy finishing his epic amounts of he can join us on our adventures, because it is really not the same without him.

1 comment:

  1. I love the headphones photo! Wish we were in Van exploring with you. love you