Candy is back in Vancouver for vacation now and she sent me lots of pictures today, so I pretty much spent the entire day reminiscing about Vancouver and thinking about how much I really truly miss it there. I always say that I feel as though I spent the most important years of "growing up" there, you know? I went there when I was 1 day shy of turning 19. I did not know anyone at all, but I had such an amazing 5.5 years. I made some incredible friends that became my family--we used to rely on each other for pretty much everything! We made awesome roadtrips to many places--Canada is HUGE, there are a million places to go to.
It really feels like I grew up there. I learned how to live on my own, how to be independent, and how to be an adult. I learned so many other things, especially how to snowboard! I still miss it SO much. I miss the snow capped mountains and how close the ski resorts are to the downtown Vancouver (20 minute drive), Whistler and the BEST powder you can imagine!! I miss the gondolas and ski lifts and even the freezing winters. Most of all, I miss watching the snow fall outside, sitting at my window. I miss that feeling of the first snows of winter and how happy it always made everyone. I miss white Christmases and gasp, I even miss the 4pm sunsets.
MOST of all, I think... I miss Spring. It has always, always been my favourite season. The beautiful sakuras blooming along the streets of the city. Pink, white, red... they were everywhere. The days slowly getting longer and teeny green shoots coming out of branches. Spring is magic. It's like reviving something from the dead.
Anyhow, since this is supposed to be a dog blog and not a personal one, I shall share pictures of Cadence and his adventures in Canada. I am sure that he misses it as much as I do!! Maybe even more =D I'll bet he misses the park downstairs, and playing with his doggie friends there every evening.
And lastly... a new picture taken today by Candy:
That's the trail behind my apartment, where Cadence and I would walk every single day. I miss it! And look at the GORGEOUS clear blue sky. In British Columbia (the province which Vancouver is located in), the cars have license plates that have this slogan on them: "Beautiful British Columbia". It really is. So beautiful. Everyday I could see the sea, mountains, and land in one glance because Vancouver is surrounded by mountains and water. If I was having a particularly bad day, I would sit in the skytrain or bus and just admire the beautiful scenery around me and I would instantly feel better. How apt that the motto of British Columbia is "Splendour Without Diminishment"!
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