But it got better. Way better.
I saw this fabulous book in the airport:
Then I flew into Vancouver for the Surrey International Writers Conference. Air Canada had outlets so I could PLUG IN (so awesome), and I discovered, Vancouver is a pretty awesome city.
Of course, there was the minor hiccup when I first arrived at my hotel in Surrey because George W and Bill were doing a Summit at my hotel, and I had to go through literally 12 checkpoints and show my passport and explain that "I was on the security approved list" before I finally made it.
But the lovely and talented Sheryl McFarlane picked me up in Surrey and took me back to Vancouver. And while I
1. Love NY
2. Don't want to go anywhere colder
I found that I could see Vancouver being my kind of city.
So here are Sheryl's and my adventures in Vancouver told in pictures.
the view from the Granville Island public market
Where we saw some of the coolest local artists ever, including Michelle Vulama who paints on stone(!). I still can't get over how amazing she was.
this bird watched me eat
these two did too
we parked under this tree at Stanley Park
and I've never been so awed by trees
we strolled through the park
until we got to the AQUARIUM!
where we saw fishes
and sea lions!
at Prospect Point, we checked out the views
(that's the North Shore)
we checked out the anthropology museum
specifically it's backyard (WOW!)
And then I finished off the night with some awesome sushi, and thankfully the Summit (and protestors) departed from my hotel in Surrey. It was a fabulous day.