After a crazy Saturday night which included a trip to Irish House 2010 (a badly planned outing on my part considering I didn't check the schedule to make sure that the Irish bands were performing. After a near 5 hour wait, we entered the drunkfest only to shell out $9 for a plastic cup of Guiness. The beer price was painful to take but the company was good as was the burger), I spent Saturday at home lounging with movies but Sunday was a whole other ballgame.
I headed out to Granville Island for a little adventure with a few folks from the Bookcrossing group. We had a great time wandering around the Island, checking out the sites, taking lots of photos and just having a jolly good time.
Dale and I left the ladies around 2PM to head into Vancouver and meet up with Special K. Dale was smart and decided to listen to his body and while headed for dinner on Commercial, Dale called it a day. Special K and I ended up at Lombardo's, a great little place I'd always hear about but never been to. With amazing food, we sat for a break and watched the devastating Canada vs. US hockey game.
After an incredible dinner, we headed back downtown to check out the happenings around Concord Pacific before heading into Ontario House and checking out the Great Lake Swimmers. The band played for a little over an hour. They put on a great show which I thoroughly enjoyed. Kudos to CBC Radio 2 for introducing me to this great little band.
After a full day of walking and standing, I was pretty much ready to call it a day. I collapsed into bed sometime just after 1AM but judging from what I felt like this morning, it may as well have been 5AM. My body felt like someone had beat me up. It was a long and painful day and I should really have been in bed by now but alas, this is the way the cookie crumbles.
If you're curious, many more photos from our Bookcrossing adventures can be found in this Flickr Set while my Olympic Set simply keeps growing as I add new images every day!
I leave you now with this great tune from Ontario band Great Lake Swimmers who sounded as fabulous live as they do on the radio (and in this song).