sábado, 20 de julho de 2013

Playland, Robson St., Gastown and Burnaby Village Museum

Yesterday we had a full day with our group of the camp. We went to Playland, an amusement park, in the morning and part of the afternoon, chilled out a bit at Stanley Park, had some yummy burgers at a nearby restaurant and then headed to shopping at Robson Street (somewhat like our Oscar Freire and Jardins). The park was good fun and the kids enjoyed quite a few rides and stayed with another friend they ran into from Clube Paineiras.At Stanley they played "truco" while I lay on the grass just dozing off a bit. It was another beautiful day in Vancouver and some very hot sun. Our dinner was delicious! The original burger with French fries and juice. At Robson Street, kids were given some boundaries but they could go out on their own with their buddies, and so they went. More shopping and more gifts... I'm impressed with how much they worry about getting things for those they love and cherish; I hope you all appreciate this hard work they've put into finding you the right present.
Today was a day for sightseeing and some great spots! We first headed downtown to Gastown, which is a tall building from which you can have a great view of the city. It turns out it's the coolest street ever! Designer stores of clothes, furniture, lighting, you name it. Besides, there are all these bistro-type restaurants with their tables out on the sidewalk, and many trendy people. It was quite a surprise, as the boys were not all that excited about visiting this place. In the end, everyone loved it!
In the afternoon, we rushed to Burnaby Village Museum, which is like a live museum with a small village preserved from the beginning of the 1900s. It's amazing! It looks like the studio of a movie set in that time. The houses are perfect with all the furniture and everything inside. There is a commercial area as well, with a general store, pharmacy, bakery and so on. The interesting part is that the people who take care of each space are dressed accordingly and will tell you about the history of that part of the village. I wish we'd had more time to spend there, because we arrived 30 minutes before their closing time, so we had to make our visit really fast.
Tomorrow is our last day and we'll be going to Granville Island and Science World. Who knows what's in store for us? We'll do our best to take in all we can in these last moments of such a wonderful trip. Get ready because we're coming home!!

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