Monday, August 22, 2011

The Pacific Northwest - Vancouver, Canada

We really only had plans to do one thing while in Vancouver.
We took a short drive through Stanley Park on our way to Capilano Park.
This park is home to a 450 foot long suspension bridge that sways 230 feet above the river below. By the end of the bridge, your legs and ankles feel like jelly from having to maintain your balance on the swinging bouncing bridge for so long. The park is a nature preserve of rain forest just minutes from downtown Vancouver.
We also walked on the Treetops Adventure, a series of 10 or so treetop suspension bridges up to 100 feet above the forest floor.
Lastly we walked on the cliffwalk, which is a series of cantilevered suspended walkways high above the river below. This park is not for those afraid of heights. We wrapped up our visit to the park by sharing some delicious chocolate and maple swirled fudge.
After our time at Capilano Park, we begrudgingly had to jump back into the car for our drive back to Seattle, where we would catch our flight home. Luckily it only took us a couple of minutes to cross the border back into the United States.
The girls once again were champs on the flight home and it was sure wonderful to be back in our own beds. It was not nearly as wonderful to be back at work though.

1 comment:

sdande said...

Tyler, I remember crossing that bridge on a family vacation when I was ten years old. Hands down, it was the best trip we took as a famiy! Good times, and I'm sure your oldest will not forget.