What a hot and beautiful sunny day! 32 degrees here downtown and boy does it feel like it!
The dinner cruise on Wednesday night was wonderful. Ryan and I had a great time with my co-workers. Our president Samir was great and personable. At point after the fireworks when we were all chatting on the main deck, he was chatting to Ryan and a couple of ladies from our office. It was great to see Ryan socializing with them. I had a great time myself. Had some wine, saw some good fireworks, danced a little and got to know my co-workers a lot better.
Yesterday, Ryan's parents came to stay with us on their way back from Las Vegas. Went for dinner and then to see the fireworks again (more about that later). Dinner was delicious except for the 1 1/2 we ended up waiting to get a table (they lost our walk-in reservation). I was so hungry and my blood-sugar was so low I had a huge headache and felt really faint.
The fireworks were spectacular. It was Sweden's night (Canada went on Wed) and boy did they put on a show! I'm looking forward to China's show on this coming Wednesday and to see whether they beat Sweden this year (Sweden took the honours last year). Canada has no hope of winning. The show just wasn't anywhere near as sophisticated and the timing wasn't all that great. I think it was their music. Their show was called "Jazz in the sky". The music was fun to listen to but was hard to put fireworks to. But enough about that.
We (Ryan, myself and his parents) went to see the gay pride parade. It was fun and most definitely entertaining but went really long and in today's heat it was hard to have energy for the entire parade.
Tomorrow should be another fun but relaxing day. We're going to take the bus and ferry to Bowen Island. Never been there but apparently there's lots you can do if you don't have a vehicle. Looking forward to getting out the city and exploring places near by.