“We’ll definitely be checking this one off soon!” Or so I declared half a year ago (slaps forehead). Yesterday we tried, we really did. Going to the aquarium was the plan to make up for Isak’s supposedly rained out birthday “party” we had to put the kibosh on.
We checked the hours, made a plan, got up early, packed the pre-paid tickets, kid-gear, snacks, etc., drove through downtown and Stanley Park to the aquarium, and found there was already a giant line-up and no parking spaces to be found as far as the eye could see. Even if we had parked far, far away, hiked there and waited in line for god knows how long, it would have been unenjoyably packed and chaotic.
We went to Granville Island instead (and later the lantern festival). The kicker is that the gray skies cleared up and we had the most gorgeous day in recent memory – it would have been perfect for a playground/pool/piñata/pizza party. Hoping to do something belatedly fun with friends next weekend and hit the aquarium again next month when M. takes time off work.
It was the best effort so far though…