We flew out of Tampa to Vancouver early on Christmas day. The Vancouver airport is so cool! There's lots of art and even an aquarium! (Click that link to see the waterfalls by the escalators.) The airport seems to really be trying to highlight and celebrate the art and history of various First Nations tribes.
|Not a bad view flying in!
|This display played bird sounds and had real running water beneath it. It's the first thing we saw out of the gate.
We didn't have a rental car on this trip, so we had to figure out public transit. Luckily, it's not hard in Vancouver or Seattle. We took a train to our bus stop, then took a couple buses to our first Air BnB. We spent that first day not doing much - we got pho at a Vietnamese restaurant within walking distance from our place, walked around a bit, and spent the rest of the evening relaxing.
|Waiting for our bus. You can barely see the mountains behind us.
|Excuse me, serious photographer here.
|Lady Amherst's Phesant
|Long-tailed Paradise Whydah and Orange Cheeked Waxbill
|Umbrella Cockatoo and...the one bird I couldn't identify!
|Hot chocolate and Kahlua. Yum!
Stay tuned for an update on our Seattle trip!