Thursday we walk six blocks and pick up the Water Taxi to Granville Island. The small island is a food and arts fiesta. We start by walking through the Public Market. The ~50 purveyors offer a broad range of foods. The fresh meats, cheeses and vegetables draw us to the various counters. We pick up some items to stock the refrigerator in the condo. We walk by other counters drooling a bit over the pastries and candies. The food stalls offer a wide assortment of meals, everything from fish and chips to Mexican to German sausages.
There are ~90 small shops and galleries around the island and we explore perhaps a third. Walking around the Island we find the Granville Island Brewing Company. They have ten of their beers on tap and showcase a sampler of all the offerings. William isn't up for trying ten beers, but he selects four to sample. While we enjoy the beverages we talk with the bartender about how he enjoys his job; he gets to meet people from all over the world who are on vacation and drinking beer, and 99% of the people are happy!
Friday we do some window shopping along Robson Street. I am hoping to find some locally owned shops or chain stores not found in Chicago. There are a few, but mostly it is the usual chain stores. Of course I am spoiled by the wide array of stores in Chicago. We walk and browse for a couple of hours in the occasional light rain. We go a few extra blocks on our way home to check out the Vancouver Public Library which was inspired by the Colosseum - interesting!
Hi. I'm Anne. I wander around the world with William.
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