What an exciting weekend I had in the Vancouver area! I have to say, I’m very proud of myself for having the courage to drive all the way out there on my own- but it turned out to be no big deal (even the snow-capped mountain in the dark was no obstacle for Spontaneous Sarah!). I had a blast, and my hosts were the best! (Thanks Christy and Ryan, you guys rock!!)
We spent our Saturday being tourists. We ventured up to North Vancouver to check out the English Properties (multi million dollar homes) which were absolutely insane. We wandered out onto the beach and we took a drive through Stanley Park. We got pictures of the Olympic rings and a lot of other really cool things.
M caught the first ferry to the main land on Sunday morning and we headed straight to Schanks (sports bar) in New Westminster. Luckily we got there when we did (8:30 am) because there was already people lined up outside and by the time they started letting us in at 10:00 the line up reached all the way around the building (pictures don’t do it justice). We were the first to be let in so we had an awesome table in front of the big screen- it was like we were at the game. The bar was crazy but everyone remained really friendly and in good spirits- and how about that game!! Christy kept telling me how nervous she was and I kept shushing her, telling her that they’d come out guns a’ blazing- and they DID! My heart sunk a little when the USA tied it up in the last 30 seconds- but when Sidney Crosby (assisted by my home boy Jerome Iginla) scored the overtime goal to take the win- I jumped right up out of my seat! We screamed, we laughed, we cried, and then my favorite part- we sang the national anthem. What a proud moment for hockey loving Canadians. I won’t ever forget it.
All in all, Vancouver 2010 was a great trip. I left home questioning my sanity, but I returned with a smile on my face. I love my life.