One week down…

We are starting to get settled into our new routine, new surroundings, and new normal.
This past weekend we had some time to get out and get to know Vancouver a little better. Our apartment is in a suburb just east of the city. So there is much in the city that we haven’t seen yet. We had fun checking out a little of it on Saturday.
Sunday we attended a Danish Church not too far from home. They alternate weeks of having services in English or Danish – we happened to land on a Danish service! Even though Danish and Norwegian are similar, we still didn’t understand much. I did recognize when they talked about God, Jesus, or the days of the week, but that’s about it! The people were very friendly and interested in knowing more about us. The funniest moment of the day was when the children’s teacher came and introduced herself to us after church. She said “I could tell you were from the south by your boys’ Southern accents!” Too funny – our little Ukrainian-Americans and their apparent Southern drawl!
Here are some various pictures from the past week…

World’s Tallest Toy Soldier
New Westminster, BC

 

Some signs are just too fun to pass up without a pic…

 

Riding the Sea Bus

 

Exploring Downtown Vancouver
The view from our apartment
Fall is definitely here (okay, actually, it feels more akin
to winter in Georgia!
Ukrainian Church
Surrey, BC
Lonsdale Quay
North Vancouver, looking back to Downtown Vancouver
Two Handsome Boys
Waterfront Park in North Vancouver
Enjoying a day of exploration
A big uphill road in North Vancouver
Home of the Canucks (would love to see a game if
they NHL would get their act together!)
Chinatown – had a great lunch here on Saturday!
Snow began falling on the mountains over this
past weekend – so pretty!
Cool Lego Jack-o-Lantern at the mall near our apartment
Baked some yummy cookies, thanks to
a Pinterest recipe & the discovery of the ingredients at
a nearby discount store!

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