We spent 3 days in Canada.
And for the first time on this road trip, it felt like we were on vacation. We took each morning as it came, without plan or structure. After discovering a lot we could park over night along the Spanish Banks, we parked between two lines and agreed not to drive the next couple days to save money.
We strapped Olin in her pack, through her up on our shoulders, and set out to hike sand that was normally covered by Pacific Ocean. It was seriously amazing and like nothing I had ever experienced. We walked about a half mile out into ankle-high sea water to where the land stopped and the ocean resumed. It felt as if we were close enough to reach out and touch the giant barges that were anchored in the deeper part of the water. We trekked through seaweed, as the dogs took the best Canadian freedom runs of their four legged lives.
After reading for a few chapters and practicing Olin's walking, we took in the big bright sun and embraced having nowhere else to be, save for that moment in time.
The following day,
We did nearly the same thing, attracted to the low tide once more. We were captivated out to a larger sandbank and took a family swim. After the temperatures dropped and the dogs spent hours frolicking through the water and sand, Collin set up the Burley and we decided to explore Vancouver by bike.
We rode roughly 8 miles of hilly paths throughout town. And the nice thing about Vancouver is bikes are valued equally, if not more, to cars. There were special paths throughout the whole city where we could ride safely to get block to block. Collin and I were silently falling in love with this place! It had a very San Diego-esque feel to it. Everyone was outside at all hours of the day, all ages, all types. It felt like a place that does not suck the life out of you but rather embodies it and multiplies the energy in all directions. We imagined it was also a very expensive cost of living due to the high class sports cars that passed by casually every minute or so. We navigated around fairly easily and even bought groceries for a more than fair price.
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