Charlotte has expressed an interest in hiking which makes living in West Van even better! Her inaugural hike up to Cypress Falls this morning with school chums and neighbours Maris and Margo.
A Kitsilano favourite which takes us back to the Vancouver we knew before it lost the plot. Long beach days, lint in the pocket and tasty Cali-Mexican classics at Topanga Cafe on West 4th Ave.. Nice to know some things survive in this town!
Nana had an appointment with the patio at Van Dusen Gardens today so Daddy took the day off to take Charlotte out on the town. First stop, Hillcrest Pool one of Charlotte’s East Van favourites. Next up, lunch at the always good Suika Bistro on Broadway an Fir. After an epic lunch of corn Karage and avocado ngiri we stopped in a Zulu Records to buy some used vinyl. Charlotte made quite a hall with selections from Mel Blanc and Nina Hagen. Had a good chat with the clerk who said that the original producer of the Rolling Stones, Andrew Long Oldham comes in often to buy records and apparently lives in Vancouver. After that we had to stop at Charlottes favourite toy shop Dilly Dally on Commercial Drive. Last stop was the Gourmet Warehouse on Hasting off Clark for some pepper corns, Dijon and some kitchen bits and pieces. We ended back at home and went for an evening paddle at the beach. Quite a day!