Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Anime Revolution - Where We Stayed

Because we were registered to go to the convention, we got a major discount on staying at the Marriot Pinnacle, right in downtown Vancouver. 
I almost puked when the concierge told me we were staying on the 22nd floor.

 I remember my last big elevator ride! It didn't end so well. See the guy in grey, he's sitting on my handle! See the kid in front of me in the pink, she was going on and on before the ride about how it wasn't scary at all, her friend in the black and grey stripes was going for her first time. I can't figure out how the people with their arms up are staying in their seats.
Anyways, I made it up to the 22nd floor with the help of the bell hop, who was less creepy then the Tower of Terror one. 

 The view was awesome. 
 This little park had food trucks around it on Friday, but none over the weekend. 
 The parking was a whopping $30 a day. But it was secure and we could come and go all day. The street parking was $6 an hour.
 The room was nice, could have been a little bigger. The bathroom had a tub and a shower!

 The hotel is located one block from the ocean and 4 blocks from Robson street. We walked forever. 
We were headed to Meat and Bread when we saw the clock. We couldn't figure out why everyone and their grandma were standing around it, and across the street from it with their cameras pointing at it. So like a tourist, I took a picture. Big whoop. Then as we were walking away, the clock struck 12 and started puffing out steam and music. Go figure!

 This one spent much of her time looking out the window, she decided Shaw and TDCanadatrust waste too much money on electricity by not shutting lights out at night. 
 She got up the next morning and resumed her post.
 A few blocks away, a new Michaels celebrated their grand opening. It was weird to see it right across the road from Tiffany's.
 Who wants to eat lunch?

 It's hard to believe how big the cruise ships are. We watched them load luggage on to it. Some guy held a rope and looked at his phone. I wonder how much he gets paid to do that?
 From our room we could see the convention goers coming and going all day.

 We were close to at least 5 Starbucks.

 Those ants at the crosswalk were our ants. Because we could see them walk half way to Canada Place, and they are 16 years old, we let them go off each morning and come back each day by themselves. 
 We were a short drive to Stanley Park so we took a drive at dusk. Emily took this one for me. 
We'd definitely stay there again, it was so handy to come and go all day. There was also a pool, and a hot tub, which we used once for our sore feet. Kerry used the gym to go for a bike ride one morning. It was so close to everything. 2 thumbs up. 
Oh, the service was outstanding! The wifi, not so much.

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