After some digging through our memories, we realized we have spent three out of the past six New Years up in Canada. I cannot think of a particular reason why this is the case, (they do not have a fireworks display) but this year Canada has redeemed itself as a cool place to visit. Since the steep drop of the American dollar verses the Canadian Loonie we had no longer felt the draw to Canada which we once did. In its place, we fell in love with Oregon and kissed waiting in line at the border goodbye along with sales tax and our bad luck that it always pours rain the entire time we are there. This time however we got lucky, with the American dollar even with the Loonie and five blissful days of clear skies and sunshine, we are already planning our next trip back this Summer.
We started our day off with a walk through Gastown, and resisted the urge to eat at The Old Spaghetti Factory.
We marveled at Vancouver's growth and enjoyed looking at all the new skyscrapers which have been built in the past year.
We did plenty of window shopping and enjoyed all the Christmas decorations still up.
Vancouver is such a pedestrian friendly city, it offers sweeping views every way you look.
One of our favorite places to eat is Zefferelli's. We stumbled upon it several years ago and we always make it a point to go back. It is normally quite busy, but eating dinner at five is not as popular as six or seven.
We marveled at all the ingenious alternatives to Christmas trees in Holt Renfrew and enjoyed staying at a new place; Sutton Place.