Right away, Shaun got asked to pose with this person, all 3 kids were from D Gray Man, I won't even pretend to know what or who they were. I like the cute charaters, the soft and fluffy ones.
My Neighbour Totoro. A movie character, I haven't seen it, but the kids borrowed it from Tara's Shawn and we had to take pictures of Totoro for Shawn.
The girls took part in the 'Glomp' game. Glomping is when you run up to someone and hug them, it's best to ask for permission first. Dozens of kids stand in a large circle, this one happened to be outside on the side walk between Canada Place and the convention center, right in front of all the tour buses, so the tourists got an eyeful. A dozen kids stand in the middle, and spin bottles. They run and hug the person the bottle is pointing to, and then swap places with that person. Deodorant is a must.
Then the kids made a huge congo line. Again, the tourists were in shock, many took pictures.
The best cosplayer at the convention. Master Roshi was in character, he walked, hummed and posed like the real Master Roshi would have done. He even crossed the street in character. This guy had to be my age, he was not a teenager, he was also there by himself. That's devotion to Dragonball!
A guy on a segway is not something we see in Kelowna on a regular basis, but in Van. it was the norm.
The trip down was fairly uneventful, a bit of thunder and some very large lightening gave us a scare, but it was short lived. But the way home was another story. It started raining and I could see the cars up a head had all pulled over. So I did too and then the downpour of rain and hail hit and it was so loud we couldn't hear ourselves! The water on the right side is probably 4 inches deep. There are at least 20 cars behind me pulled over, and you can see the dozen or so cars on the left side of the road pulled over. We sat there for at least 10 minutes and then a truck with a small boat passed us going about 40 kms. so I decided if he can do that, so can I. I was so brave, didn't help that the navigator, Shaun, said we shouldn't do it. But I did, and we drove slowly and we made it out save and sound.
I made the kids get out of the van and sit for a picture at the look out, you can see Okanagan Lake behind them. Always thinking of scrapbooking! I will make a mini album for the kids, like last year.
The girls both bought these hats, by Punchbrand. I think every person there bought something from the talented woman! The hats are so cute. Shaun bought a couple of her pins.
I made it to a couple of scrapbooking stores. We didn't make it to Krispy Kreme but we felt the trade off was worth it. Instead we found T&T market at Metrotown, the largest Asian market I have ever seen. It had a huge sushi selection, dim sum, bakery, and grocery store. The kids found their favourites in more flavours then they are used to. We found fresh BBQ pork buns that were the best I've had. I hadn't had any good ones since I lived in Vancouver, 18 years ago. And so we bought 4 and then I had to go back and get more to bring back for Kerry. I also had a a green onion pancake, I buy them here at Safeway, but probably won't ever again because I have tasted what they should be like and it is far better than the flat, oily thing at Safeway. I will probably crave these things!
The kids spent way too much money but I figured it was not that big of a deal. Everything they bought was stuff they can't get here. We went to Sakura Media so many times that the guys there knew us. Everytime we went they had just unpacked new books so the kids were thrilled!