We headed out really early; up at 6:00, on the road by 6:30 and grabbing a coffee by 7:00. The drive was great, (there were only a few idiots out on the road.) We grab some breakfast in Princeton at this little lunchbox place. There was an old couple who came in after us and sat down at the table next to us. The Grampa asked us if we lived there or if we were travelling through. We told him and he said that he and his wife had just spent some time in and around Osoyoos area and were just heading back to Vancouver. They sure were cute. I couldn’t help but look over at them and wonder if that would be me one day, sitting across from Boon in some greasy joint, heading home from a roadtrip. But what girl doesn’t?
We arrived in The Big Big City to find it not quite bustling with traffic yet. All of a sudden we were on Commercial Drive and looking for a place to eat. Boon wanted donair, but I wanted curry chicken, so we settled on a compromise. Yum. Have anyone been down to Commercial Drive during the daytime? It’s a pretty neat place, energy (whackos and wierdos and even some normal people) all over the place. Little flowershops, head shops, coffee shops and other little shops. Diverse.
We got to the hotel and checked in then hung around to make sure the Internet worked (me) and to get a nap in (him). This evening we headed down to Kits and found a great little Sushi restaurant that is at the top of our list now. Then we just drove up Robson and down Pacific, back down E. Hastings past a hundred homeless people sleeping on sidewalks and strung out addicts trying to score a few bottles out of garbage cans. It’s sad really.
We went back to Commercial Drive to see it at night and it was a bit more sketchy than the daytime, but still alright. I mistakenly made eye contact with a drunk fellow who looked like he should be/has been in jail. Boon pulled me out of the Italian coffeeshop right away, diverting a bad situation gone real bad. He said, “You made eye contact with him, didn’t you.” I replied, “I didn’t want to show him fear.” Huh?
Anyways, we have another big day tomorrow; driving around, looking at this, looking at that. I’m going try to meet up with The Butcher (my brother), if our schedules allow it, so that would be nice.