Aug 23, 2011

Vacation Adventures of the Kim Family - Part 2

Hanging out at Starbucks in Leavenworth
Home sweet home!

There really is no place like home.

We just returned from the second part of our vacation.

After spending a few days on the Oregon Coast, we spent a day in Leavenworth, WA (a lovely Bavarian town nestled in the Cascade Mountains).

Town of Leavenworth, WA
After spending the day in Leavenworth, we made our way up to Vancouver, Canada. This was the first time our kids have been out of the country, and this was our first time back to Vancouver since our honeymoon 17 years ago. We were all excited to experience Canada.

Leavenworth was a lovely spot, but we would have preferred being up there in the winter with the mountains covered in snow.

We spent the next few days in Vancouver, Canada.

Vancouver has changed greatly since the last time Helen and I visited. Here are some impressions from our time in Vancouver.

  • The city is gorgeous and the downtown area is stunning. There are few others cities that are as beautiful as Vancouver.
  • The city in incredibly diverse. It was not uncommon to hear at least four to five different languages being spoken all at once. 
  • Vancouver doesn't need a China Town. The entire city is China Town!
  • The traffic was crazy. The city has grown faster than the infrastructure can keep up. 

Waiting to Cross the Border into Canada
We had a wonderful time hanging out in Vancouver and visiting the sites.

In reflecting about the two parts of our vacation, as a family we prefer the easygoing pace of the Oregon coast over the frenetic pace of Vancouver. It's not that Vancouver wasn't nice or fun, it's just that Oregon was so much more relaxing and peaceful.

We are glad to be back home.

There really is no place like home.

Here are some more pictures from Part 2 of our vacation.

Kids Swimming at the Smallest Hotel Pool Ever!!!
Totem Poles @ Stanley Park
Kids Swimming at one of the Largest and Most Beautiful Pools Ever !

Suspension Bridge

Bye Bye! Till Next Summer

1 comment:

Debbie Billingsley said...

The absolute fun of hanging out with your kids/family is so essential.. What great memories are created. what great appreciation of theis amazing worls that God has made. As you go back and visit places you have been before you are also reminded that nothing in this life is more sure than change! Glad you had so mjch fun!