Sunday, August 12, 2012

The Weekend Lens

This weekend, the kids stayed with my parents and Vic and I took a weekend trip to Vancouver with our friends, Bryan and Patti.

On Friday night (after we settled into our hotel and had dinner at Cardero's) we headed down to Chinatown and visited the Night Market. It was not as big as I thought it might be, but it was very authentic feeling and a really neat experience.

The next morning we walked up to the Vancouver Art Gallery and took in the Matisse Exhibit. It was fascinating to learn more about the Cone Sisters and their great exhibit.

Later that afternoon we went over to the Van Dusen Gardens which are beautiful. That evening we had dinner at Darby's Pub in Kitsilano. Great roof top deck and yummy nachos. After dinner we went and saw The Taming of the Shrew at Bard on the Beach. The artistic director gave a short 20 minute talk before the performance to give you some background on the play which was very helpful since my Shakespeare is very rusty.

A great weekend all the way around.

1 comment:

Mary Jo Rhoda said...

Sounds like a fabulous getaway :)