Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Vancouver (Part 1: Arriving & Capilano)

I've decided to split our Vancouver trip up into a few different blog posts. We were just there for 2 days but we did so much stuff and I took an insane amount of pictures. It was our first time out of the country together and we did fabulous. No map (no phones with maps) and no agenda. Just us, in Vancouver exploring. It was amazing. We had the best weekend together. I love when we have little getaways, it's so great to reconnect.

So...I'm just going to let the pictures do most of the talking. I won't be able to help adding captions, but if I really journaled about everything...it would take forever to read.

We left on Sunday morning at 7:30am. I did not sleep in the car (I promised Matt I wouldn't). Getting in through the border to Canada was pretty quick, 20-25 minutes. It was neat seeing the slight changes. For instance, we went from our speedometer reading 65 to it reading 100. That was weird to get used to. 

The first thing we did when we got into Vancouver was to go to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It was the one thing I really wanted to do on our trip and I am so glad we did it. It was so beautiful and scary and just a really fun thing to do together. We went there even before checking in to our hotel. We arrived around 10:30/11:00am. I couldn't believe how brave I was. I thought I was going to be a little scared, but I did it without even hesitating. Matt was freaked out and was so annoyed that I wanted him to take pictures of me on the bridge because that meant stopping. That thing moves! I mean like you feel sometimes like it could flip. It was so awesome! 

My goofball husband :)

No pictures of me on the way across...Matt wouldn't take any and wouldn't let me hold his phone on the bridge lol.

We're alive!

Once you get over the bride, there is the Capilano Treetop Adventure. You go on bridges from the tops of the trees. We felt like we were at Disneyland in Tarzan's treehouse, except real. So awesome!

This photo doesn't look scary, but I'm actually up on a bridge at the tops of huge Douglas Fur trees!


View of the bridge from a walk we took around on the tree bridges.

Then, it was time to head back across! Remember...there are tons of pictures of me because Matt wouldn't let me hold his iPhone. I'm laughing here because Matt was freaking out when guests in front of us were shaking it and I thought it was fun.

There was yet one more adventure before it was time to leave. If you have a fear of heights, this trip is not for you :)

Walking along the side of the cliff. It kind of looks like it in this picture, but there is no ground under me.

See :)

Chillin' off the edge of the cliff :)

So handsome...

View of the bridge from the cliff.

And then we were done. We were there for probably an hour and a half. It was just $30 each and it was an awesome experience. It's super peaceful and quiet. We loved it!

And that was our Sunday morning. 
We had such a blast together...and that was only the very beginning of our trip. 

To be continued...


  1. It loosk like you had a lot of fun. That is where I am getting marry this September!

  2. All of your pictures look so awesome! Looks like you had a blast! You also sent me on a Google fest for Disney Land. We've only been to Disney World so I had no idea they had a Tarzan's Tree House! I'm used to the Swiss Family Robinson Tree House and Tom Sawyer's Island! :)