We were home for three weeks before setting off on the third and final leg of this year off. While we were home, we were very busy doing errands, and catching up with people we hadn’t seen since the fall. The visiting was definitely our favourite part! There were a few people we didn’t get to see because unforeseen circumstances (aka Steve’s kidney infection and subsequent hospital stay) threw us for a loop just before we set off on “Part 3”. If we didn’t get to see you, we are looking forward to seeing you when we get back at the end of August 🙂
One of the fun things we got to do was go to Vancouver for the weekend. There were many reasons for our visit to the mainland, including a visit with Candy and Jess who were visiting from Medicine Hat. We had one day to see them and decided to spend some time in Richmond at Steveston Harbour. This is a place we often visit for the fish and chips, but I also recently discovered it is the filming location for one of our favourite shows “Once Upon a Time”.
We stopped for fish and chips, which were excellent, as always… and then walked down the main street of this small downtown looking in shops and recognizing locations from the show. If you stop in the tourist office they will give you a map showing how the actual locations match up with the places in the show.
We found Mr. Gold’s pawn shop which is now a trendy little store. I really wished Mr. Gold’s stuff was in the store… that is a shop you could get lost in for hours!
We also found Granny’s… Steve was disappointed that Red wasn’t hanging around 🙂
We did manage to get a nice family photo of the girls in front of Granny’s restaurant though!
After our day with Mom, Candy and Jess we headed to downtown Vancouver for the night. We were very excited to be seeing the 2cellos perform at Queen Elizabeth Theatre. If you don’t know who they are, you should watch this video… 2Cellos
Bet you never thought you’d hear GNR sounding like that! They are two amazing classical cellists from Croatia who are now “Rock Star Cellists”. I looked to see if they were playing in Croatia this summer, and imagine my surprise to discover they were coming to Vancouver!
We both really enjoyed the concert, but this was the only photo we got 🙂 I guess we were too busy enjoying ourselves!
The next day we spent the day with Steve’s brother Chris, then the next day with my mom, and then headed back home to Vancouver Island for our last few days before heading off again.