by Lu Sobredo
This photo essay is a celebration of another milestone for my health journey. I am celebrating my new normal, living and continuing to travel with a chronic illness. Additionally, visiting Granville Island meant reuniting with a place where my husband took the family for a driving vacation on a budget in the summer when our son was turning seven. It was a place where we spent a few days before we headed to Victoria for our honeymoon more than two decades before. The unplanned trip was overflowing with memories of utterly moving significance. It was like unexpectedly opening a gift box bursting with surprises.
I am delighted to share these photos. I know that our preferred travels are usually a month long or longer. But a weekend proved rejuvenating without having to spend too much. Airfare was at low season rates and so was the hotel accommodation.
|Vancouver Skyline from Granville Island. Photo ©James Sobredo 2016|
|Caribbean Lobster at the Sandbar. Photo ©James Sobredo 2016|
|Fresh Cut Flowers for Miles on End, ©Lu Sobredo 2016|
|Aromatic Freshly Baked Goods, ©Lu Sobredo, 2016|
“We are surrounded with delicious baked goods, inviting aroma of freshly brewed coffee, the invigorating scent of fresh flowers and fresh fruits. Why should we live anywhere else?"
—New friends, a local couple we met at a cafe at Granville Island Public Market.
The lively chatter of the marketplace, the sun-drenched peaches and nectarines, deep red apples and shiny green avocados were a feast for the eyes, nose and ears. Who could resist? We walked away with armful of goodies and treats to take back to the hotel. The weekend experience stirred our senses. The grandeur of the place and the camaraderie we encountered, rare gifts from our weekend in Granville Island.