Sunday, April 11, 2010

A Quick Spring Break Trip

Our spring break coincided with the open house for the new Vancouver temple, so we decided to make a quick trip to the north. On our way to British Columbia, we stopped to see the tulips.

The wind was blowing hard and cold but the tulips were as beautiful as ever.

Though the kids might claim the hotel pool as the highlight of their trip, the temple open house was really wonderful. It is truly a beautiful place and I'm so glad the kids got to experience the inside of this amazing building.

After we finished seeing the temple, we made our way to Lynn Canyon where we enjoyed the suspension bridge and some light hiking.

These were some rare moments when we had the bridge all to ourselves.

Next, we drove all over downtown Vancouver looking for the Olympic cauldron. We found it, but only after finally stopping in Granville Island to ask some locals for help.

Then we made our way to Stanley Park for some beautiful views of the city and a look at the totem poles.

After the kids enjoyed more swimming at the hotel pool (it did have a pretty cool waterslide!), Jon and I were able to sneak away for a nighttime view of the temple. It's such a peaceful place and I loved seeing it all lit up against the night sky.

It was a great spring break. Are we happy to be going back to school? That would depend on who you ask.


Mom said...

Great trip, and great pictures. What a wonderful way to end your Spring Break.

Erin said...

Wow! What a fun Spring Break! I'm glad you got to see the temple. I love the open houses.

Camille said...

Wow, that is a pretty night-time view of the temple. Glad you got to sneak away for a little date on your vacation.

Chad said...

Beautiful tulip, gorgeous temple, fun trip!

Jackie said...

The tulips look so pretty and I love the temple all lit up. That would've been nice to see.

Jenny said...

How beautiful. I have always wanted to travel there. I have a good friend who lives in Vancouver and has been begging me to come and visit. I didn't know they were getting a temple there. Very cool!

Craythorn Family said...

What a fun little trip! The tulips are absolutely beautiful and so is the temple! Our kids always find the hotel swimming pools to be the highlight of any trip.

The Gibbs Family said...

Those are serious postcard worthy pictures Tara! What a great family trip!