As it happened: How I fel in Love with Stanley Park.
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July 23rd, 2010 – by: ian_travbuddy
It was pretty early, but I woke up with refilled stamina! I felt great!
I prepared myself to go for our first breakfast in Vancouver!
During our meal, Jennifer and I discussed our upcoming event a little bit.
We were going to Stanley Park.
LOSING YOUR VIRGINITY.
It was my first time. My first time that I would pay a visit to a park this big. And definitely the first time that I walked that much (and enjoyed). The beginning was pretty hard. It was warm and the woods were sucking up all my oxygen surprisingly. But as we were walking more and more, I felt completely reborn. The woods were giving me the extra energy I needed, the hard part was over.
LOST & FOUND?
Jennifer did her homework. She told me that she definitely wanted to see the Totem Poles! Well, it was fine with me as I just enjoyed the walk.
Squirrel dodging we kept on searching for those poles. The squirrels were so cute! But they were black! I never saw a black squirrel in my life before, I thought they were brown! As we continued our way, after taking some gorgeous pictures here and there, we started to wondering if it was gonna work out that day. We walked for hours. But no Totem Poles. But then we decided to go and look for a map or something (we had one but it was not really accurate). It turned out that all those hours, we walked into the wrong direction. Classic! So, a crisis meeting took place. We calculated that it has to be another couple of hours for sure to reach the Totem Poles.
A NEW DIRECTION IN LIFE EQUALS A NEW DIRECTION (TO THE POLES)
As our prayers were heard, we met a tour group.
We thanked them and we continued our journey as Stanley Park was getting rougher and the trails smaller. But still, we were not tired and got an huge energy boost from the fact that we new where we were going and that we were walking straight at it!
POLES POLES POLES
Finally. After hours and hours and hours of walking, searching and enjoying the Totem Poles were rising up in front of us. It was our ultimate reward. To be consistent from the very beginning. And it has paid off.
CONCLUSION: AN PERFORMANCE OUT OF PROPORTION
We were on our way back to downtown as it was getting a bit darker. The sun was not as powerful anymore and the animals were all set for the evening. Except us. We were still finding our way back. Hoping we could reach downtown before nightfall.
But still, we didn't felt tired and we moved on with our powerful steps full of courage and determination.
We managed it to reach downtown before dark. And decided to eat something as it was already dinnertime. We remembered we hit the road starting from 8am. And by the time we got in downtown it was already 8pm. An incredible performance out of proportion. That's what I thought. I never expected us to do something like this just the day after our arrival in Vancouver. We started off with a high note and I'm really glad we did. Amazing memories are now attached to Stanley Park, natures finest. I would highly recommend it to go here when you have the chance. Life is too short to miss true nature wonders like this...
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