It’s that time of the year again! Last weekend was Pride Weekend in Vancouver and in seek of something free and fun to do, Dan and I decided to go to the Pride Parade. I haven’t been to the parade in years and Dan has never been to one because they never had a Pride Parade in Nanaimo.
Before the parade, I went to the gym for a quick session before meeting up with Dan.
I wanted to visit the parade a bit earlier to get some good seats but we also didn’t want to stand around waiting for the actual thing to start. We grossly underestimated the parade because we arrived just a few minutes before the scheduled start time and the streets were packed! I told Dan that in past, I used to go up Robson Street so we started making our way towards the middle of Robson Street only to be smushed like sardines in a can. It was so disgusting that we couldn’t even move for minutes. Eventually, we only got out because people were pushing us from behind. We decided to take an alternative route and head towards the end of the parade route – luckily, we got there in time to catch the parts of the parade we missed due to being crammed on that one block.
I didn’t take many photos as I anticipated (seriously, bloggers’ problems, right?) and we also didn’t stay to watch the whole thing. I caught a few of my friends’ Instastories and the parade was still going on hours after we left.
It was a fun atmosphere to be in and celebrate the different type of love and people we have in our society. Dan enjoyed it very much as well.
After the parade, we went home and relaxed for a bit before heading out to dinner. We decided to make it a Date Day and splurged for a dinner outside. We went to Biercraft which was 20 minutes walk from our place and that was also Dan’s first time to Biercraft as well. I used to live right next to it and been craving it lately… unfortunately, it wasn’t as good as the location I used to live next to.
We both ordered a French Onion Soup (I liked The Keg’s much more but Dan enjoyed this one a fair bit) as an appie. Dan got his delicious Mac n’ Cheese with bacon bits and pulled pork (I think… lol) and I got the steak with frites. They had mussels which I wanted but it was super expensive compared to Captain’s Boil. I don’t know what happened to their Dinner Special but back then they had oysters and steak for $35 or so? Mmm… I haven’t had oysters all summer this year!
All in all, we had a great long weekend last weekend. I missed it very much! It was filled with some nice festivities and relaxation 🙂