Center City, Philadelphia

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Here are a few of my favorite photos I took while wandering around Center City.

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Making Lemonade out of Vancouver

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So, I’m trying out this whole blogging thing. Bare with me. My big plan for Vancouver was to rent a car and thoroughly explore the great outdoors of British Columbia. Mother Nature apparently had other plans. Still, I had an amazing day!

Pretend you can see the gorgeous mountains behind me!

I started off with a great breakfast at an eclectic little cafe called the Elbow Room (very different from the one in Fort Lauderdale). Fortunately the rain cleared up for a few hours – it was still too foggy for true exploration, but I had a fantastic walk through Stanley Park and a look through the very extensive aquarium therein. Coolest aquarium residents: beluga whales!

The rain started up again just in time for me to duck into the Vancouver Art Gallery, which had an incredible collection of Canadian art.

Now I’m going to check out the Blue Water Cafe, which is supposed to have the best seafood in Vancouver. We’ll see…

…and it did! I had a delicious dinner at Blue Water Cafe: Arctic Char with crab and caviar. Fantastic! Followed by a local goat cheese (I’ve had better) – the service was great, and as a solo diner, I loved that I could sit at the raw bar and watch the sushi being rolled. Lovely!  

I totally hugged this Ent