Today was sunny and beautiful! We were meeting people in Gastown for lunch at Meat and Bread, so we got there early and had a constitutional with Dexter.
I think it's crazy how much this neighbourhood has changed since I was a kid. We used to stay with my grandma who lived very close to Chinatown and this area around Hastings was incredibly rough. It's still far from perfect, but like I said... it's totally different now.
Dexter made friends with hipsters.
Finally we had to get to our lunch locale where I had a crazy pork sandwich.
Dexter had grilled cheese.
And the place was busy busy busy. Thanks Nate, for the recommendation!
Then we went riding along the ocean-side! Don is being a super dad and is doing all the Dexter towing while we're here. I very much appreciated it when we were riding out of Granville Island and uphill.
Speaking of Granville Island, we stopped in briefly to buy Dexter-friendly fruit, and doughnuts. Riding makes me hungry.
After the aforementioned hill we arrived at Vij's for dinner.
But they don't take reservations and it was an hour and a half wait - so we went to Rangoli next door. They were great and brought Dexter a snack naan while we were waiting for everybody.
Dave and I both had the lamb and it was so good.
The ride home was fantastic. Downhill all the way. Non-busy bike lane streets. And the weather had turned cool, but not cold. An excellent end to a very food-full day.
What really impressed me was how our friends Jhen and David took transit and beat us home!