West coast, best coast

Friday, September 20, 2013

In the last few months I've found myself on the west coast twice. Once on a trip up the coast from LA to San Fransisco and most recently on a trip from Vancouver to Victoria to Tofino (a place I find hard to believe is actually in Canada).

So you can just quickly scan the photos, here's the recap of the adventure: Vancouver was full of new friends. MS had recently moved there and had a bunch of friends over for the long weekend. As you can imagine, there was clothing and product covering all open spaces in the 1 bedroom apartment. It didn't help that on 2 separate occasions we all went to the Aritzia Warehouse sale where I landed some amazing clothes at unreal prices. A $175 dress for $35. J Brand jeans for $30. I was in clothing heaven. I spent a lot of time wandering the city, renting a bicycle to cycle the entire outskirts of Stanley Park (highly recommended), eating delicious food and catching up with The Stunt Man over $5 caesars.

I landed up taking the ferry to Victoria to see DI (great friend and former Uni roommate) and explore Victoria, BC. Truthfully, I knew very little about the city. I walked a lot, ate some pretty good food, drank too much coffee and landed up using my umbrella just about as much as I thought I would. They were not lying when they said it rains a lot in the west.

The last stop of my adventure was a quick roadtrip to Tofino. I'm in love. Tonfio is Canada's heaven on earth. Beachy, adorable, not much to do. The good life. DI and I both purchased books from the local book store. I picked up The Wolf of Wall Street (soon to be a movie). It's wild. We didn't end up surfing, but did manage an afternoon beachside. And we went camping. In a tent.

Then, all the sudden it was an entire week and a few days later and we were driving back to the airport at 5:30am. A wonderful adventure. Now I understand: West coast, best coast. So, without hesitation:


Finds from the Aritzia Warehouse sale
There was about 500 of these racks full of clothing.

Victoria, BC

My dining view from Red Fish, Blue fish. One of the best spots on the trip!

A solo lunch adventure 

Super healthy road trip food!
 This was about 2.5 hours into the drive, also the 14th time listening to Kendrick Lamar's Swimming Pools The "look out" point.

Best coast may just be the west coast.

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