Capilano Suspension Bridge & Lunch

So Ed and I found a break in our schedules and managed to arrange another meet! This time we met up at Lonsdale Quay, and then went walking around to find somewhere to go eat some lunch.
Here’s his seabus coming in!

We ended up at Jagerhof Schnitzel House. The food was really good, it had been a while since I’d had a parma!
They had lots of stuff up on the walls like antlers and plates, creating a kinda homely feel.

This was my meal – a parmigiana special. The chicken was crispy and the sauce was really nice.

And here’s what Ed had to eat when he was taking a photo of my meal hahaha. It’s funny when two people who both blog meet up – especially with Ed as he takes so many photos. I take more of nature but he likes the people shots more.

And then dessert! We shared a ‘death by chocolate’ but it was a small piece so really we could have had one each.

So with full stomachs we headed to the bus stop to get the bus up to Capilano Suspension Bridge. It was pretty expensive, at more than $30! I have done the Lynn Canyon Bridge and I found it just as good and it is free!! But this is one of those things that you have to try out when you’re a tourist.

They had people dressed up in ‘old timer’ uniforms and were advertising the colonial days.
There were lots of totem poles around, I have seen quite a few now.

Then we found a bear that had stolen a mounties uniform! hahaha.


Thats me pretending to be dead.
And then the bear decided to nibble on Ed’s hand.

Ok so, enough with the silly stuff and onto the reason we had come. THE BRIDGE!

It’s hard to get perspective but it was a looong way up. Really high! And when you walk across it it shakes a lot!

They also have a treetop walk you can do, which is fun!

It looks really pretty down in the canyon but I dont know if you can get down there or not. Certainly not from where we were – it was way too steep!

After checking out a bit of the nature walk and watching some squirrels we walked back across the bridge and went to see what else we could do to get our $30 worth! I asked this guy for some help.

And he led me to this big checkers board, where I challenged Ed to a duel!
Round one featured us both being defensive with our checkers and that lead to nowhere to go. We hit a stalemate!!

What to do?

Start again!

We lined up all the checkers again and round two started off with a bang, and as the colors went around the board it looked a bit like this. And yes, I am red!!!

Another win to Alesha! hahaha yay! And another fun adventure with Ed. When we got back to Lonsdale Quay I got him to try a beaver tail and he LOVED IT! Hehehe. It’s always fun when being a tourist gets locals to try something new.

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11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Erin Wallace
    May 05, 2010 @ 09:26:03

    The suspension bridge looks beautiful! I, however, could not have done it as I havea terrific fear of heights. I think I’d get about three steps out and freeze until a ranger came and saved me. Wimpy, but true!

    Thank you for visiting my blog! I look forward to reading yours and hearing from you again!

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    • Alesha
      May 05, 2010 @ 09:33:31

      Yeah it was a little scary, especially how much it shook! And if you looked down that made it worse. hahaha well atleast you would have gone 3 steps – thats better then not trying at all 🙂
      Thankyou!!

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  2. Cristina
    May 05, 2010 @ 09:57:41

    The dessert looks so yummy!

    And the bridge.. I don’t know if I could do it. I have fear of heights and you’ve told it was so high! The moving thing is worse! But it has to be great can do it and take some beautiful photos.

    I love the totems and the silly photos xD
    I always want to get some, but when the trip is over always I have none! (or when I’m acting like an idiot anybody is taking pics for me, I’m always the camera girl)

    Love!
    xxx

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    • Alesha
      May 05, 2010 @ 20:37:13

      hehehe thanks cris! I reckon you would have done it 🙂
      Next time give your camera to one of your friends to take pics for you! hehe.

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  3. and flowers pick themselves
    May 06, 2010 @ 07:10:51

    so glad you’re having such a splendid time. beautiful photos!

    xo Alison

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  5. Sarah
    May 06, 2010 @ 09:53:28

    oh your little meal looks so fun and delicious! the setting of the restaurant is also really pretty. i’ve a liking for all these nice interior designs of restaurants or any place for that matter! and that death by chocolate looks heavenly and yet, so sinful. how was it? 🙂

    and i’d love to go on a huge suspension bridge sometime! you’re right – adventures are definitely the best!

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    • Alesha
      May 06, 2010 @ 10:07:23

      Hi! it was really yum and yet not as sinful as I thought hehe. You know how sometimes those cakes are insanely rich? Well this one wasnt! Strange but good.
      Yes they are! 🙂

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  6. Elisabeth
    May 06, 2010 @ 11:24:09

    Looks like a great place to be.

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