Vancouver Halloween

I love how they really get into the Halloween spirit around here. From pumpkin picking to decorating, food and dressing up there’s always something to see.

Apartment owners and restaurants get into the spirit, many of them are dressed up. We mucked around with masks at work too.

Halloween night I went to the Cabana Masquerade party. It was fun but the best part was walking around Granville! With the road closed off there were swarms of people all dressed up as anything you could think of. I could have just sat there and watched them for hours. I would have actually, except it was a school night so I was home by 1 in order to be sprightly at work the next day.









Ain’t no party like a Halloween party!

At least in Canada there isn’t anyway. These guys go all out! The shops, houses, restaurants – all decked out in its spookiest finest.

Sat night I went to a Halloween party – they have them the weekend before when they fall during the week as is the case this year. I was totally unprepared and my mate forgot to grab my hat – the only actual costume piece that defined my character.

Anyway! I was 2 hours late to my own party after being in Harrison off roading a lot longer than expected. So I was running through town trying to find a hat. I was going to be a pin up sailor girl but could only find a pilots hat so that’s what I ended up being.

Didn’t have time to grab dinner or drinks, my phone had died and I wasn’t even sure if my friend had managed to get in to my apartment. Low and behold when I arrived, she was happy as sitting at the table, wearing my clothes a d surrounded by my roomies friends. She prob didn’t even notice that I was late.

We ran around like headless chickens getting ready, more people turned up, I ate some noodles in a cup and we were off again!

The party was on the 18th floor in Olympic Village. Amazing views and completely decorated – spiderwebs and spiders everywhere, people all done up. One chick actually had me thinking she might kill me. I said ‘your wigs pretty.’ She replied, ‘not as pretty as the knife behind my back’ in a freaky dolls voice, I get the shivers just thinking about it.

Eventually we got bored and headed to Cabana. It was crazy busy. The doormen recognised me from the night before and snuck us straight in through the crowd. Inside was packed, I spent my time half dancing, half checking out all the costumes.

4am comes around and the few of us left in the club did a great ‘synchronised’ dance to New York, New York. Which was really quite appropriate as Jay and I will be there in just over a month.

S out my roomie called us when we got outside and we met him at a Chinese restaurant. At 4am there was a 20min wait to get seated but he got us in. I was super excited but 40mins later and still no food I wasn’t quite so happy. So I threw $5 on the table and walked out to get pizza.

Did I mention I found $100 note on the ground? I thought it was a friend of mine but he assured me it wasn’t his so I bought everyone drinks.

Finally got home at 5am and Jay, Scott and I put on a movie. 1.5hrs later my eyes were literally rolling back in my head and I’d been up 24hours. Sleep time!







Victoria Day 3

Day three was a bit of a whirl.

We got up, had breaky and checked out, heading straight to Galey Farm to go pumpkin picking.

We don’t have this tradition at home and it was a bunch of fun! Even if I was one of the only child-less adult.

The paddock is gorgeous, a photographers dream. I’m not a photographer by any means and I still had a great time taking photos there!

I managed to loose my expensive sunnies too. In a paddock of pumpkins. Thought they were gone for good! But we retraced our steps and Carso spotted them gleaming in the sun! Yay!

Next up the Butchart Gardens. They really are very beautiful, although 53$ for the both of us seemed quite steep. I can imagine there would be a lot of upkeep hence the expense but it felt like a lot to pay to see flowers and bushes. That aside, it is a stunning place. I would still go again. Pictures do it better justice than I can!

Back in the city we went for lunch. Want to piss me off? Make me wait an hour for my lunch when I’m starving with no warning of the wait then serve my meal Luke-warm. I was not a happy chappy. In the end the restaurant gave us half price off all our food which I thought was a fair outcome.

However it left us with only 40mins to spend in downtown Vancouver. We rushed over to buy fudge and check out the government buildings in daylight.

Just about had the rental car back at the depot when we realised we hadn’t fueled up and the nearest gas station was 4kms away. We rushed there, filled up and rushed back to drop it off in time and to get to the ferry to come back!

I dozed most of the way home. I made a short trip to the gift shop, spent ages choosing a book then when I went to pay they wouldn’t take my debit card – only credit or cash. Stubborn as I am I just walked out. I’ll buy the book somewhere else.

Awesome weekend in Victoria, can’t wait to go back and explore more!























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