Capliano Suspension Bridge just might be the coolest thing ever. It is so scary but so much fun. It is Vancouver's oldest attraction, originally built in 1889. It's a pedestrian bridge that's 450 feet long and stands 230 feet above Capilano River. It was so scary to cross, but so much fun. It leads to this tree top adventure where you can walk around on these other bridges that are up to 100 feet in the air. The best part was standing on one of the platforms and looking straight up at the tree branches while spinning in circles. We kept making each other spin and I thought for sure that one of us would puke. Haha We were just sooo dizzy, but we kept doing it. Then he wrapped his arms around me and we both spun together.
Here's the link for the bridge's website: http://www.capbridge.com/index.html
We drove to Grove Mountain after leaving the bridge, but we didn't feel like taking the tram to the top because it was so expensive. Instead we drove down to Robson Street for some shopping. The drive back into town was one of those perfect moments: we had the windows down, we were singing to Coldplay, Jack Johnson and Ben Harper and just chilling out. I wish moments of complete calm and happiness like that occurred more often.
I bought souvenirs on Robson and then we ate dinner at The Keg. I had this amazing chicken/crab/lobster dish. We also had coffees with Kahlua and Irish cream after dinner.
A few hours before dark, we headed down Davie Street to the beach to watch fireworks. Vancouver was hosting the International Fireworks Festival and it was so incredible. We sat in the grass across the street and listened to my iPod, played cards, and took funny pictures while we waited for the show to begin. The fireworks were launched off a boat in the harbor. As soon as the show started, everyone stood up and it was so funny because there was this Asian man in a lawn chair that had apparently planned on watching the show sitting down. He just started yelling out at everybody, "No! Sit down! You ruin show! Sit down!" Both Mexico and Canada launched fireworks for the 300,000 people that showed up. They timed the fireworks to music, so it was pretty much the coolest thing ever. It was millions of dollars worth of fireworks!
We sat down on a planter box on a side street and watched about 200,000 people walk by. Finally, we headed over to Denny's and waited while the remaining 100,000 passed. The streets were so flooded with people and cars that it took a few hours before we even attempted to drive. We watched the cooks at Denny's, who quickly got swamped with orders, but they were so calm and collected. It was quite impressive.
On the way home, Mike's car--the red rocket--overheated twice. He had to walk a few blocks to buy some water to flush out the car or something. The second time, he went to unscrew the cap and the steaming water shot out everywhere. I thought for sure Mike was going to be scalded when I jumped out of the car and ran over to him. No major harm, though, thank God.
We finally made it home and fell asleep so quickly. We were exhausted.