Well after an exciting flight, we have arrived in Vancouver. I managed to stay up for the majority of the flight. But I am afraid upon arriving to the hotel I was flat out....... Mummy tells me that Vancouver looks a very pretty place. I have to admit I was a bit confused, mummy says I should be sleeping, however it does not somehow feel quite right. So I wanted to be up and playing, even although I felt absoloutely shattered. Anyway mummy gave me lots of milk and that helped me get back to sleep.
We woke at 7am Vancouver time. We are in the Fairmont Waterfront hotel, and it looks to be a very impressive hotel. We have a suite so it is very comfortable and part of the package includes lounge access..... mummy really thinks this is worth the money. Everyone who works in the lounge is extremely friendly, they all introduced thereself to me at breakfast and talked to me lots.... Over breakfast mummy and daddy worked out what we were going to be doing for the day. I have to admit after all the milk during the night, I was not very hungry, so I just munched on some cheese.
We started off a walk along the seafront, this is very pretty lots of cruise ships & lovely boats..... gosh I wih I could have one of these boats! We then decided to walk up the shopping street. Mummy found a very nice handbag, but they would not let her buy it as it was part of the window display, you can imagine she was not best pleased. I am so excited seeing all these new sights and most of all being with my daddy - gosh I really am a daddy's girl, mummy cannot believe how many smiles I give him ( I think she is a bit jealous) anyway mummy feeds me, then I go off to sleep. We all head for lunch at a place which the hotel concierge has recommended. Mummy & Daddy enjoyed this lunch very much. There ordered a bottle of wine, but tink they are a bit jet lagged and could not manage it all. The canadians seem to be very nice and friendly people.
After lunch we then go for a very long walk to Stanley Park - this was quite impressive...... it is even bigger than Central Park. We got a horse and cart which took us all around the park and gave us lots of information on the park - this was fun..... and very relaxing after all daddy has had us walking for miles...... I also saw some Native America Totem Poles
Well after a long day exploring and just wandering around, we decide to head back to the hotel, for Canapes and drinks. We all decided to have an early night. Tonight was a better nights rest - but mummy said I was not 100% perfect, oh well I cant be perfect all the time can I?
Well today, I have a bit more energy. Ready for another day exploring. Daddy has worked out his route for the day. Firstly we went to the observation tower, this is pretty high, but not as high as the Empire State in New York., it had pretty impressive views from the top. We head to Gastown, wow this place is a bit more buzzy, than where we visited yesterday. Lots of fab looking bikes. We then came across an area which we never expected, full of homelss people - this was a bit sad..... I was glad to get out of this area, as I did not feel very safe. Anyway we then came to China Town and spent some time in a lovely Chinese Gardens. They had a rather large Koi Pond, full of large fish and tutles, ducks etc.....
After out visit to the above, we took a Harbour Taxi to Granville Island.... This was full of life. We walked through a food market, this had lots of interesting colours and smells. Mummy and daddy were hungry but decided to get out of this place before they stuffed their face just before lunch. We then had a lovely lunch at a place called Bridges, the Swiss Team for the 2010 Olympics have booked bridges restaurant out. The lunch here was lovely, yet again another recommendation from the hotel. I slept through most of lunch. Mummy had a lovely lobster.... whilst daddy had a Pizza. After lunch Mummy and Daddy took me to a huge childrens market. Wow this place is amazing and Mummy and Daddy spoiled me as per usual and bought lots of interesting toys. Gosh I hope we have room to bring them home. I went into a cool childrens hairdressers, this place was soooooooooooooo cool as seats they had toy cars and you could watch childrens movies whilst having your hair cut. Mummy only took me in here to buy hairclips and hairbands, I wish I had enough hair to get my hair done in this place..... We then went and had an icecream whilst watching the ducks.....
After our visit to Granville Island we then took a water taxi across the harbout and we got off at Yale Town - this place was very hip hop..... lots of nice places to eat and funcky botiques.
I was very tired by this point, infact a bit too tired to eat. Anyway mummy insisted I stayed awake, so I would have a better chance of sleeping tonight. I met a lovely German girl in the lounge, she played with me, whilst mummy and daddy organised tomorrow's activities.
Mummy and I went to bed whilst daddy went out exploring again! and you will be glad to hear I slept all the way through and mummy gave me a 100%
Today we were up and away early doors. We decided to drive to Whistler and wow the drive was stunning.... it was so strange being in a Ski Resort in Summer.
It was pretty stunning and they have obviously made the most of this tourist spot during the summer months too. The place had lots and lots of Visitors and there was so much going on. Lots of biking - which looked pretty serious, not sure I would ever be as adventorous as that. Mummy wanted to go and see te bears, however the next trip was too late. So we decided to have a nice lunch, wander around te shops and then go on a Gondola Tour - Peak to Peak. This was pretty impressive we were very high up and at points the cable car stopped which was quite frightening, can you imagine if we were stuck up here - the drop down was very high. Anyway I have to say we all enjoyed our trip to Whistler. It was a 2 hour drive back to Vancouver. So when we went back we literally went into the lounge, had some drinks then it was bed time. The drive back was very scenic too.
Shopping today - mummy is on a mission, daddy has agreed she can buy yet another handbag....Hmmm wonder if I shall ever have as many bags as my mummy? Anway we went around a few shops, mummy did not buy me anything else, she says I have enough - boo hoo....
We go for Sushi for lunch, which was yummy. I do not have a lot of table manners as yet and have to admit I made a bit of a mess on the floor.
After lunch we head to the airport for Montreal..... a 4 1/2 flight!!!