Vancouver, BC

Place 72 – Day 343: Vancouver, BC – Mt Seymour Hike

Early Wake Up (For a Saturday)

We woke up at 09:00, which is early for us on a Saturday, and we got up and got ready for the long day!

We had french toast for breakfast with cheese!

Hiking!

We drove for 45 minutes up to Mt Seymour. The drive was super easy and there wasn’t much traffic.

We got parked up and the weather became very cold, as we were on a mountain, of course.

We walked to the first trail, which was to head to Mystery Lake. This was an easy hike, but with some good elevation!

We got to the lake after about an hour and sat down, just relaxing and looking at the scenery, which was a beautiful big lake!

We left here and walked up further, eventually hitting the top of a mountain! The views were stunning and we sat and had some lunch here. We had a sandwich we bought this morning from our favourite coffee shop. We managed to find snow on the way up too!

We walked down once we were done with lunch and found a small trail to go up which ended up joining the main trail. We then found out that it was a much, much longer hike to where we wanted to go, so we just hiked all the way back down to the car.

We were out for a long while, and we drove home, very warm and sweaty, but feeling accomplished.

We showered and relaxed when we got home, which was much needed!

We went up to the drug store and liquor store to get some things we needed and some drinks.

Dinner & Fire Trucks?

We put our dinner on (baked potatoes) when we got home and sat on the balcony with a beer!

We had a really nice time just relaxing outside, but it started to get a bit windy and cold, so we came back in and luckily, dinner was ready. We ate dinner and watched some TV and then for some reason, there were 4 fire trucks outside as well as 3 fire car things.

We aren’t sure what it was for as it seemed nothing really happened, but a little entertainment for us and it seemed that no-one got hurt which was good!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale

Miami,FL

Place 82 – Day 2: Miami,FL – Bayside Park & Miami Tower

Croissants & Coffee

We had a bit of a sleep in this morning, which we thought was deserved after a long and stressful day yesterday.

We needed some breakfast but had nothing here, so we went to a French cafe just 5 minutes away.

We got to La Provence cafe and ordered 2 croissants each as well as a cappuccino each.

The food was actually not bad and the coffee was good, but the service wasn’t great.


La Provence | Miami,FL

Rating:- 7.5/10


Bayside Park

We’d said all day that we didn’t plan to do anything really, so we went for a walk around Bayside Park. This is a nice park on the side of the bay with expensive boats driving around as well as vibrant palm trees with coconuts in them.

We saw the freedom tower at the end of our walk too, which is a very cool looking building.

Party?

We got back to the apartment and sat out on our balcony watching time go by.

We wanted to watch a bit of TV so we moved back into our room.

We got a text from our host saying he was having some friends over, which was not a problem, of course.

This then seemed to turn to a party, so we hid away for a few hours whilst they partied and then we got hungry so went out to find some food.

Miami Tower

Before we found food, we stopped and looked at the Miami Tower, which is a nice building which gets lit up at night.

Whole Foods

We could only find a Whole Foods as a supermarket nearby, so we went there, not expecting to like it much. We were wrong!

It is all organic, so we were expecting it to be expensive but it wasn’t a bad price at all and there was a good selection as well as interesting concepts around the store.

We settled on a lasagne as well as a bottle of wine, just to relax.

Dinner

We got back home and put the lasagne in the oven and relaxed until that was done.

We ate our lasagne and our host was watching Game of Thrones…Clearly something was happening but we’ve never watched it so we had no idea!

Tomorrow, Curtis has 2 phone interviews in the morning and early afternoon, so no plans for us until then…but let’s hope that means he gets a job!


This Time Last Year!


Mr & Mrs Hale