Trip duration: 9/4/15 to 9/7/2015
Route: Dallas => Vancouver; Vancouver => Portland => Dallas
Flying Method: Award redemption (12,500 AA miles) plus cash payment
Yay to weekend getaway with the family. 🙂 The last time we did a family trip together was back in 2009, so this was definitely long overdue. My parents chose Vancouver since they’d never been to Canada before. Coincidentally, my brother happened to be back in the U.S. for work that week, and he was able to meet us in Vancouver over the weekend. Yay!
Being a hotel snob, the brother booked 2 nights for us at the Shangri-La hotel. The hotel is located in the middle of Vancouver downtown and we were able to get to major attractions nearby on foot. We started out the weekend by venturing out near the West End after all of us arrived in Vancouver, and had lunch at a dim sum restaurant on Robson street. Vancouver has a pretty high population of Chinese people, getting authentic Chinese food was definitely on our radar. In the afternoon, we walked along the harbour then headed north to the Stanley Park (here comes all the hate stares from the family since I insisted that we walk there). We only walked around 1/3 of the park since everyone was complaining. =P Continue reading “Vancouver, BC 9-2015”