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Welby Family On Fleek – Pacific Northwest Fall 2017 – Day 2 (9/23/17) Vancouver BC

September 28, 2017

The primary adventure for the day was to take the Amtrak train from Seattle to Vancouver. It was a beautiful day and the trip has great views – for much of the journey you are riding the edge of the sea. The train is not the most efficient way to get from Seattle to Vancouver, but if you are not in a hurry it the best way. It is about a four hour ride. The train has a great sightseeing car with great windows. The regular coach cabin has comfortable reclining seating – significantly better than most plane’s first class. All this makes a train a great way to travel – but keep in mind you could have done the trip in about a quarter of the time when you count getting to the station early and the train’s meandering pace. Timing is not dependable either – we had an unplanned delay due to a freight train coming from a different direction that had its own unplanned troubles. But that being said, if you treat the this as a ride (in the amusement park sense) it can’t be beat. PS – if you want some good food – bring your own – a picnic would have made the trip perfect.

Once in Vancouver we checked into our Airbnb in the Davie Village neighborhood and went to lunch at Score On Davies. I was not very imaginative and had some more mac and cheese. The place had nice vibe, good food and some fine outdoor space. We headed back to the Airbnb for a little regrouping.

Our next adventure was to check out Granville Island. This is an upscale tourist trap that was a short water taxi ride from near our Airbnb. The water taxi was adorable – False Creek Ferries’ boats are like cute bathtub toys. We explored the various shops and settled in on Granville Island Brewery for some beverages. It was a nice brewery with a nice ambiance. The view of the city from Granville Island is pretty spectacular.

We then headed back to our neighborhood and went to The Capital on Davie for dinner. This is an upscale “dive” bar with the best value in bar food – all entrees are $4.95 Canadian and the drinks are reasonable too (and a short walk from our Airbnb sure helps too). With that it was again time to call it an early night.

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One Comment
  1. Sounds interesting. Haven’t spent any time in that neck of the woods. One day.

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