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Day 6: Vancouver BC

Our last days in British Columbia were spent in White Rock before leaving for home. White Rock is a small little town right on the south-western coast of the lower mainland. It is quite expensive to live here, since it's so close to the ocean, but our friends L & D work down here and have been able to pull it off quite easily with finding great rental deals.
The ocean coast here is not sandy, but still rocky, but with all the tree-lined mountains close and off in the distance, it is really pretty.
The last day we went out for smoothies in the morning, and just had a relaxing time cleaning up, washing clothes, etc. before heading over to Stefan's aunt's house.
She made us a wonderful GF soup + biscuits, and spending time with her and her 3 children, one whom I hadn't met yet, was a good way to spend the last lunchtime we had there. We all enjoyed seeing everyone and our only regret is that we didn't have more time.
That evening, once our friends got off work, we all went to a local Indian take-out place, got tons of food, and gorged on rice & butter sauce. For whatever reason, I've never really liked Indian food until we gave up meat (Stefan is die-hard, I will eat it if it's being offered). All of a sudden, we both had cravings for loads of different tastes that were out of our (MY) repertoire of 'normal'. The Indian food hit the spot, and we both commented on how we will have to learn to make our own renditions at home in the near future. (Anyone out there have good recipies for me to try?)
That evening we got everything ready for the morning and fell asleep pretty early.
Unfortunately, our flights got delayed 2 1/2 hours from the get-go due to "crew rest" and so, of course, we missed our connecting flight, too. Although we had to spend 6 hours in the smelly Pheonix airport instead of 1, and got home at 1:30AM instead of 6:30PM, we did get the Exit Row on each flight back. Getting the longer flight out of the way first is always a bonus, too. Luckily, we took Wednesday off, too, giving us time to sleep in and ease back into normal life of kids and cleaning!
Hope you enjoyed our vacation recap. Where are you going this summer?


Anonymous said…
Sarah -- I have taken 2 Indian cooking classes (one vegetarian). Let me know if you want the recipes! -- meg

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