We've been talking about it for months and months, I even renewed my passport in anticipation (though, truthfully, not having a valid password was driving me up the wall anyway). But last week we booked our flight! Part of me thinks that this trip is a highly frivolous thing to do when we're planning and saving up for a wedding, but that part is quickly smothered by the extremely excited, larger part of me that's doing its happy dance.
Now, you might remember my post about how Phoenix is evil and I want it to die? Well, yeah, my feelings haven't changed. Scratch that! They have, I hate it more now (if that's possible)! The three hour difference continues to be a pain in our asses. And the fact that Phoenix seems to be anti-AT&T is nerve-wracking. When we try to face-time, my screen freezes with Antoine in mid-sentence and the speakers make loud, high-pitched screeching noises. When we text, it sometimes takes him hours to receive my messages. And when he calls me, the calls don't go through half the time. Yeah, Phoenix can go do inappropriate things to itself and die for all I care.
But...(in an attempt to retain even the slightest amount of positivity) there are positives to this god-awful project. Namely, skymiles, hotel rewards and credit card points. And this summer, the hotel Antoine stays at is running some promotions that will leave us with a couple extra nights stays. While he's been saving up most of his hotel rewards nights for our mega-honeymoon (as well as skymiles), we figured why not splurge a bit and use up these promotional stays for a pre-wedding-cation. And since Antoine's been racking up skymiles flying to that horrible city every week, we've got plenty of miles to use for our Vancouver flight. So, in November when everyone else is eating turkey and being subjected to forced family time, we'll be relaxing and exploring Vancouver, BC! Oh, and did I mention we'll be staying in this place...
And this place...
Yeah, to say I'm excited would be a gigantic understatement! So, now's the point in the story where I ask you fine folks who have been to Vancouver for suggestions on what to do/check out while we're there. So far on our list:
- Bloedel Conservatory
- Vancouver Aquarium
- Public Market (and perhaps a tour)
- Chinese Garden (depending on the weather)
- Diners, Drive-ins, and Dive spots around the city
So that's the scoop. Oh, don't mind me, I'm just standing here in the corner doing my happy dance. I don't think I've been this excited for Thanksgiving in a very long time. I've heard flying on/around Thanksgiving can be a nightmare, but I gotta say spending the holiday in a city that doesn't celebrate it will probably be wonderful! Apparently I've become quite the cynical lady in my late twenties. But I'm okay with that. Anyway, hope you have a good rest of the week!