Home AgainApril 12, 2006
We're back! We're back! Two married ladies, back from honeymoon, fresh out of steam. I'd like to blog for days about what we did, and how much fun we had, but I'm stuck on sleepy, it seems. But here are some highlights of the honeymoon:
We got married in Vancouver. (Yeep! Ding ding! Best part!) Stayed at the best hotel (The Sylvia) in the best room (802, corner, top floor, surrounding bay view). Went on a tandem-bike ride in Stanley Park. Didn't fall off said bike, probably because Lala was driving. Ate sushi, cheaply, every single damn day. Ate a whole crab (thank you, crab). Ate gelato at frequent turns (OHMYGOD, Casa Gelato has 250 flavors, including durian. Tried that. Avoid it. I had chocolate-basil with nutmeg. There was a pear-gorgonzola flavor, as well as a chocolate-chili that was HOT. Think of it, it was there). Decided that Mandy and Zak are fabulous, something already known, and the way Zak says "hosed" makes us happy. Decided that all Canadians are good and nice, and everything is better in Canada, especially in Vancouver (the third most desirable city to live in, according to a new report. Zurich and Geneva are the first two. The US doesn't have a city in even the top 25, with Honolulu coming in at number 27). Ate bread and cheese and olives at Granville Island. Went across the Capilano Bridge. Drove lots of places and used no gasoline. We think maybe in Canada the gas makes cars fly. Went to Seattle where we: Went up in the Space Needle. Went to the Science Fiction Museum, which made Lala REALLY happy. Went to Churchmouse which made me REALLY happy. Had a party at TMK's house with Ryan and Ann and Rebecca and Janine and Tory and Gingko and Elaine and Bling and had the best time. Were treated to dinner at Il Fornaio, my new fave. Drank coffee (twice) at Espresso Vivace, the best I've had since Italy. Went to Pike Place Market. Visited an alpaca farm, where I bought some fiber for cheap and almost pet an alpaca and kvelled over a 3-day old cria. Went back to Vancouver, where we ate more sushi and watched more sunsets on the beach. Appreciated sunny, perky Canada.
We are now back in dark, rainy, rather grumbly California and unpacking slowly. I think I'll unpack photos slowly too, for a while, to keep the blog going as I get back up to speed. So here are a couple for ya:
Lala takes photos. I grin maniacally.
You asked for it -- closer detail on the alpaca shawl.
(Design: sorta my own, traditional double rose leaf with little bippy thing on the sides. Yarn: old hoarded Cascade Indulgence, two balls.)
Photo courtesy of Rachael Ashe.