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After I got over my initial excitement upon finding out I was going to Seattle, a realization hit me. Maybe, just maybe, I could talk my family into making a day trip up to Canada. Now I know most people think that Canada is just “eh,” but after traveling to 33 countries, none of which were Canada, it seemed elusive, exotic even. So I couldn’t help but ask: Canada, eh?

My family agreed to make the road trip up to Vancouver, but Josh gave me one condition. I was not, I repeat, NOT allowed to mention how this was my 34th country and oh my gosh I’m so traveled. I agreed, and we got in the car and headed to the border.

US  Canada Border

Hello Canada! (34!)

Welcome to Canada

After passing into Canada (34!) we headed up to Vancouver. The city is gorgeous! All of the buildings are made of glass, and reflect the water that seems to be everywhere.

Vancouver

We were starving, so we headed off to Black + Blue, a glamorous steakhouse in downtown Vancouver.

Family in Vancouver

Family in Vancouver

Doesn’t it look cool?!

Black + Blue

Black + Blue

Even the meat refrigerator is awesome!

Meat Refrigerator

The first thing I saw on the menu was B + B Blue Cheese Bread, and I immediately ordered it for our table. It arrived piping hot, smothered in roquefort butter with chive oil on the side.

Blue Cheese Bread

Blue Cheese Bread

My dad, Louie, ordered the Louie salad with dungeness crab, romaine, cucumber, cherry tomatoes, eggs, avocado and Louie dressing!

Louie liked it.

Louie Salad

My mom Cathy ordered the “Cathy” bacon-wrapped scallops, which basically means that she ordered off menu and the restaurant custom made a mango sauce topping!

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Bacon Wrapped Scallops

Josh chose the Hunter Pasta with pappardella, braised lamb cheeks, pine nuts, and sun-dried tomatoes in a red wine jus. The lamb is delicious!

Hunter Pasta

I ordered the Mussels & Frites, which are salt spring mussels served with house chorizo and covered in white wine, garlic, herbs and of course, crispy frites.

Mussels & Frites

Mussels & Frites

After lunch, we headed off to Stanley Park. It was a beautiful day to be outside!

Stanley Park Vancouver

Stanley Park Vancouver

Stanley Park Vancouver

Stanley Park, Vancouver

One of my favorite parts of the park is the totem poles!

Totem Poles Stanley Park Vancouver

Totem Poles Stanley Park Vancouver

Can you find me?!

Totem Poles Stanley Park Vancouver

Totem Poles Stanley Park Vancouver

We spent the rest of the day exploring the park.

Vancouver

Stanley Park Vancouver

Stanley Park Vancouver

Stanley Park Vancouver

So, family, I bet you’re glad we went to Canada! (34!)

~A

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