Monday, 6 August 2012

Firework Craziness and Pride Celebrations

I'm going to admit it, we have been having an awesome time visiting here in Vancouver. Even though the majority of my family is away and I have only visited briefly with them and friends, the time we have spent together as a family, out enjoying events and the gorgeous weather, has been fulfilling. Just what we need before we head out on our big roadtrip through the western States to Southern California. 

On Saturday we spent time down at English Bay swimming, making sandcastles, and then of course, roaming the closed off streets of the West End waiting and watching as thousands congregated for the half hour firework display. Len loved the music and dancing but was immediately terrified as soon as the firework tests went off. I strapped her to my front in the Ergo and we sauntered back to the hotel. Fortunately, we could watch the show from our patio on the 31st floor. Len stayed strapped to me the whole time, hiding and peaking out from behind the straps.

Saturday, August 4 - Beach Livin' and Fireworks

Len loved the beach!

English Bay
Party Baby


Nursing, of course

Sweet little scaredy cat

We slept in Sunday morning and slowly made our way down to Denman Street, which was closed off for the parade. Again, Len loved all of the people and noise but once the parade started and people were ripping around on bikes, she became my little velcro baby again. It was very sweet and endearing. She perked up easier than the night before and eventually danced and laughed away until she needed to sleep. The parade went on for most of the day and we intermittently watched it from our patio. What an awesome location we found ourselves in!

Sunday, August 5th - Pride Parade

View from our patio

Ready for Pride!

Len really liked the horses

In case you forgot about the police...

Bert and Ernie came out!


Don't worry, this is against a window!

Rocking bikers Len was scared of.

Finish the night with some pool jumping and an epic tantrum. Oh well.

Continuing the rest of our time here with more fun and adventures. Hope everyone is well and surviving the heat.

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