Sometimes you can have the most amazing time in your own city if you take the time and effort to step out of your usual routine or comfort zone. This past Monday, the lovely Sarah from Crowded Closet and I took the initiative to travel around beautiful Vancouver on a particularly spectacular day for the Vancouver Tourism Challenge.
To start things off, we reverted to childhood at the Telus World of Science where we were more than happy to experiment with all of the fun gadgets available and to learn more about the human body, physics, and other scientific things beyond our ken. Next we hopped onto a "Little Blue Ferry" run by the False Creek Ferries-- these cute, charming vessels run from Science World to Yaletown to Granville Island to Vanier Park. In addition to it being an extremely fun mode of transportation, these ferries were fortunately a part of the challenge so we didn't have to pay a cent for our fare.
When we arrived at Vanier Park, we first visited the Vancouver Maritime Museum (where we re-enacted childhood fantasies of living the pirate's life) and then hopped over to the Museum of Vancouver. While we initially had planned on also visiting the H.R. Macmillan Space Centre (pictured above), we unfortunately were unable to get there before 2 pm (the time by which Tourism Challenge participants must arrive). However, we still had a fantastic time learning more about the history of our city, both on land and on the water.
Coat // Ever New
Blazer // PinkMink
Top & Shorts // Zara
Boots // Jeffrey Campbell
Sunglasses // Aldo
[All photos courtesy of Sarah M.]
After obtaining four stamps for the day, Sarah and I decided to take a relaxing break at Granville Island where we enjoyed JJ Bean coffee and pastries from a local island bakery. All in all, it was an amazing day and I'm so happy that I managed to visit areas of my city that I haven't seen since my age was in the single digits.
Have you ever enjoyed being a tourist in your own city?