Hey everyone, it's been a while I know!
I just arrived back home in Winnipeg, late Friday night from Vancouver. My two weeks were amazing!
Both times on the plane went better than expected and I had tons of leg and elbow room.
I'm almost positive that I was taken all over the city, on every kind of transportation, and saw everything and more! It was super busy, but nice to see everything. In Winnipeg it's not nearly as crowded and doesn't seem like everyone is in a hurry all of the time, AND we rarely have hills to walk up haha; so the 2 weeks tested me a little.
-The downhill view from the apartment I was staying in
I went to Metro Town, and saw probably the biggest mall I've ever seen (next to Mall of America).
It was nice I got to see my Auntie, but I also got to see her ex boyfriend (who has been around since I was little) so therefore I call him my Uncle Eric, was so strange but awesome to see him, because it's been probably 10 years at least. He also drove up in the mountains where I used to live with my mom and dad when I was really little.
I went to the beach a few times, which was sooo nice and neat to see stores behind me haha, because our beaches in Winnipeg are more camping type areas. I also picked a bunch of pretty sea shells to bring home with me later. I also spotted a Monkey Tree later, which if you haven't seen one before it's the only tree a monkey will not climb, because it's super sharp and pointy- ouch!
We walked around and went for dinner in Gas Town one night. It was really nice, they have tons of different shops there. The only downside was that there was a lot of people begging for money etc there, and they'd follow you around and watch your purse carefully ahhh.
-Obvious crazy cat lady, this cat randomly came up and started rolling on my feet the day I arrived there hehe.
We went to The Key a lot and also ate out constantly, which got expensive but was yummy. A lot of the waitresses and waiters were super nice and heard it was my birthday coming up later that week and brought me some goodies-YUM. Everyone was making a big deal about me turning 19 and being legal there, but in Winnipeg the legal age is 18 haha so I already had a year to get into everything.
We also went to see a movie on our "lazy day", Eat Pray Love, such a good movie! Most of the people in the place were women, but one older couple behind me was sitting together, and the man who was at least in his 70's was balling his eyes out!! It made me cry like crazy! :( was super cute tho hehe.
On my birthday my aunt and her boyfriend and I went on a boat ride for almost 3 hours for a tour and lunch buffet which was nice. Then after since I was legal there, we went to the casino. Now at home I rarely win any money, never mind win my loses back, and this day I won over 200 BUCKS!! I didn't lose any money! I was pretty happy haha, must of been birthday luck.
The next night my boyfriend Jeremy and I went to see the movie scott pilgrim vs. the world and it was pretty good. After went to the hotel and stayed with our friends for a few days. We went swimming, looked around the mall, went out to eat, and the rest of the time just lazed around the hotel room together. It felt amazing to see my boyfriend after all this time :) and we never left each others sides those few days together. On our last day together we watched The Other Guys, it was the funniest movie I've ever seen!
Throughout the rest of the week we went to the other casino-didn't win anything that time, went to the Lookout Tower- to obviously "look out" haha, walked down Granville Street - where we saw some interesting kinds of people. I saw a man in the giant trash bin, a skunk right up close, and tons of other crazy random things!
On the day before the day I left, we went to Play Land to ride tons of rides and look around at other people playing games because I didn't want to lose money haha. It was super fun and thankfully stopped raining as soon as we arrived there, and since everyone thought it was going to rain and didn't want to bother with coming, the line ups were super short!
The whole trip was full of excitement, old and new things, and tons of memories- well worth it.
-Cutest cupcake shop ever! I wanted to eat every single cupcake in the store!
-I was walking along the beach and saw this heart shape randomly where I was about to step! SO NEAT!
-The boyfriend and I :) <3 He doesn't like pictures taken haha.