Chocolate Rain (Day 1 of Honeymoon #1)

On June 12, 2012, Ivan, Lil Dave and I had to wake up extra early for our flight. The taxi company called and woke us up at 4 am to make sure we still needed a taxi at 4:40 am.  I was so tired since Ivan and I only got about 2 hours sleep.  The taxi arrived early at 4:20 am.  Ivan and I got ready, grabbed our luggage and headed out the door. 

Today, we’d be headed to Vancouver via a stopover in Salt Lake City.  Ivan got a seat assigned to him for both flights, but I didn’t get one for the first flight.  Ivan thought I would get upgraded since there was no seats available…(turns out he was right! – I got an upgrade later to premium economy!)

It was time to head to Security.  It was so disorganized.  It took awhile.  I was waiting in line for the x-ray machine and it smelled really badly of feet.  Gross!  The smell was waking me up. It was like getting slapped around the face with a wet smelly sock!

Ivan usually gets his backpack searched since he usually forgets to take out liquids.  His bag was searched thoroughly.  The woman really searched it even opening up his first aid kit.  The man who flagged his bag got confused because he saw lots of rectangles on the x-ray machine.  It turned out to be a pack of playing cards….false alarm….luckily, they didn’t see the Samurai sword Ivan and hidden in between the cards!

Our flight left Las Vegas at 6:30 am headed to Salt Lake City.  Ivan and I sat far from each other. I tried to sleep, but I couldn’t fall asleep – so I just relaxed while my eyes were closed.  We landed a few minutes before 9 am.

At the airport, Ivan and I each got a tasty veggie panini.  Lil Dave ate a banana and peanut butter sandwich. 

Ivan and I got two seats together for our flight to Vancouver . However they were in the back row which doesn’t give much leg room, and so this idiot in front of Ivan kept on complaining that Ivans knees were pushing into the back of his chair when Ivan didn’t really have anywhere else to put them.

Once we landed we were going to get the skytrain to the place we were staying, but then decided we couldn’t be bothered, and hey we are on our honeymoon, so we got a taxi instead. The taxi dropped us off at the AIRBNB house we were staying at and we were met by the hosts sister who showed us around the house and introduced us to the cute doggy and catty.

We went out to get a quick lunch at a place called Red Wagon, and then on our way back stopped at Schokolade where we got a great pomegranate and chai spice chocolate…Very tasty I can assure you!


After getting back to the house and using the internet for a bit, the tiredness caught up on us so we both drifted off, to the sound of the continuous rainfall outside (apparently vancouver is nicknamed raincouver and we are not about to disagree on that fact!)

After waking up we figured it was a bit late and wet to go into downtown Vancouver, so instead walked to a local restaurant called El Barrio instead and had some shrimp linguine and salmon there, along with a drink called a ‘Caesar’ which apparently has this stuff called Clamato in it, which is literally clams and tomatoes together, and made for an interesting combination. 


It reminded us of a Bloody Mary drink.

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6 thoughts on “Chocolate Rain (Day 1 of Honeymoon #1)

  1. Premium economy! Sweet! Hey, I was just looking at AIRBNB places yesterday in Vancouver. Let me know if you like the house you’re at and if you recommend it! 🙂

    1. Juliet – The Premium economy was spacious. I don’t really need it much since my legs are short and I’m not that big. We do like the Airbnb house we’re staying at. It’s close to the bus stop.. the people are friendly and you can have breakfast here. I’ll send you a message about where we stayed.

    1. Geneva – Vancouver has been rainy and gloomy for us. The city seems alright.. nothing special. It’s very green.. I’m sure the nature is beautiful.. just haven’t seen much of it.

  2. Lil Dave and I could TOTALLY travel together in harmony – what with peanut butter and banana sandwiches being one of my staples. SO very excited that the two of you are having this incredible journey and sharing it with us! I will eat my morning pb&b (sometimes honey, too) breakfast and enjoy my window into your adventure!!

    xo – t.

    1. You would definitely get along with Lil Dave. He loves peanut butter and banana sandwiches (anything with bananas really!). Thank you for reading our blog. Hope your breakfast is more enjoying with our adventures! 🙂 xo

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