But being born and raised in Vancouver we weren't about to let a little rain slow us down!
We took the bus downtown and walked from the Transamerica building all the way to Fisherman's Warf (we were debating heading up the Coit tower stairs for a view of the city but the downpour changed our minds). Once we got there, we bolted inside the first restaurant we saw which happened to be the delish Fog Harbor Fish House. Our window seats gave us a pretty good view of the city (and the miserable looking people in the rain).
We got the blue cheese garlic bread (so freaking good) and the chili garlic prawns to start us off...hot food after being outside in the rain helped sooo much. Then Shay went with the traditional clam chowder in a bread bowl and I got the salmon 'club' salad...mmm x2.
Even Vancouver kids can reach their limit when it comes to rain and ours was reached when we almost got soaked by cars driving past us through a gigantic puddle...you would have thought I was being mugged with the screams I had going on there. Oh and the pack of 40+ seagulls who flew at us trying to get at some asshole who was feeding them bread behind us wasn't much fun either ('I just don't want them shitting on me!!' was screamed throughout the parking lot). Soooo we called my awesome roomie who came to pick us up while we waited for her in the always awesome Musee Mecanique. We passed the time getting our fortunes read and checking out the old games...ps. my mouth guy fortune was spectacular and I cannot wait for that stuff to come true.
Lindsey and Ryan scooped us up and we headed out to check off a couple more touristy things on the list for Shay. First up Lombard street (I would HATE living on that street) and then we headed to go see the Full House houses.
Car tourist > Rain soaked walking tourist
We made it home with enough time to get a few more episodes of G&B in while drinking from our Skuuzi's...class class class I love it.
That night, we headed out to celebrate a friends birthday at the one and only BUTTER!! I love that bar: awesome music, bff bartender, white trash decor, and some good old 'merican eats. Like the deep fried PB&J...deep fried goodness with marshmellows, sprinkles, m&ms etc. Yea Pauly gave us the works since Shay was visiting...and let me tell you that shit was cray...like seriously good.
So all in all I had a great time visiting with my Americanadian (or is she Canadimerican because she's based out of Vancouver??) and can't wait until the next time.
Ps. This was the awesome weather we had the day she left...that would be the day we stayed inside with all the windows open (to get some fresh air of course) while watching the last 3 episodes of G&B frantically before the shuttle got there..winning.
Pps. Rebecca channeled her inner Joy the Baker and made a super delish and satisfying Sunday night meal...I seriously can't stop thinking about those biscuits!