A couple weeks ago Matt and I went on a little trip to Los Angeles, California. We were there for work, but had the chance to do a little exploring.
Santa Monica Pier on the windiest day!
The sunshine felt so so sooooo nice!
Hike up Runyon Canyon. Amazing views of the city, the hills, and it was so clear we could see all the way to the ocean.
Another free shuttle from downtown Vancouver took us out to Grouse Mountain. You have the option to hike up, or take the gondola - we, of course, chose to hike. On the way down however, you do not have an option, you have to take the gondola for safety purposes as it is an extremely steep hike.
It was slightly rainy, cool, and very foggy which made for a beautiful hike - it also meant it was quiet on the trail as not too many people ventured out! It was quite eerie, and felt like a scene from a movie.
The hike was more challenging than I had expected but also way more amazing than I had expected. It was steps the entire way up; rock steps, wooden steps, hill steps, steps, steps, steps! If you look at my workout summary, you can see the change in elevation was almost one full kilometre, we literally walked straight up!
By the end I was a sweaty mess but extremely happy. The mountain is supposed to be the highest point in Vancouver,
so it would have been a beautiful view but we saw absolutely nothing... it was still worth it.
Highly, highly recommend this challenging and beautiful hike!
A free shuttle from our hotel took us directly to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It was only 20 minutes
from downtown Vancouver and we got to drive across the Lions Gate Bridge. Capilano is a park with
a suspension bridge, a cliff walk, and tree top platforms.
The bridge swayed a lot, way more than I was expecting.
And the tree top platforms were incredibly high up, it was difficult to capture in a picture.
The cliff walk was super neat, the side of the rock face was beautiful.
It was an amazing little park to walk around through.
The views, fresh air, and incredibly tall trees were so breathtaking.
I would highly recommend checking it out!
Lions Gate Bridge, it looked so cool with the fog!
Girl in Wetsuit reminded me a lot of the Little Mermaid.
Totem Poles in the park.
Part of the harbour and skyline.
It was foggy, rainy, and chilly but, still beautiful!
My little trip was to Vancouver, British Columbia!
It was my first time in BC, and I absolutely loved it.
The city reminded me of a mix of Montreal and Bergen, Norway. It was a big city but with relaxing vibes. You could walk down the big trendy streets then 20 minutes later be in the middle of Stanley park with big beautiful trees. The skies were a little hazy due to the wildfires but, beautiful nonetheless. More photos to come!
Fun fact: I've now been to all 10 provinces in Canada!
My last post with photos from around Las Vegas!
Hotel room views, a new sweater from Adidas, and ice cream!
The ice cream I got was cereal milk, and Jo's was chocolate pretzel, both so good!
We had so much fun, if that wasn't obvious.
Until next time, Vegas!
Some photos from walking around the Vegas Strip.
Full disclosure, I really like the palm trees, there's plenty of pics of them...
Matt and I tried really hard to get at least one good photo... we managed to snag a few decent ones instead.
One day was a blue sky, the next was cloudy, both were stunning!
We finally saw the fountain show at the Bellagio!
We could see the water from our room but never saw the show, until the last day when we were walking by!
We caught the Sens game in Vegas at T-Mobile Arena.
The atmosphere was incredible and there were a lot of fun/funny little performances throughout.
We had incredible seats, and the game was extremely exciting. It was very close but Ottawa won!
There were surprisingly lots of Sens fans. Getting to see a VGK game AND for it to be against the Sens was unforgettable!