On Wednesday the day started the same. Because I knew in advance the kids weren't doing much in the afternoon, I didn't mind when a call went over my stated end-of-workday. And the call of course led to more work. Another call was scheduled for a time that happened to coincide with pool time, so I took the call outside. All in all it was an almost-full-day at work.
After work we met Terry at a highly-touted Vancouver adventure: Fly Over Canada. The advertising for it is very alarmist about motion sickness. Given that I only learned a couple of years ago that the sick feeling I get on roller coasters is actually motion sickness, it made me nervous. Oh goodness, it's a lot of over-hype! The experience is a lot of fun - you swoop along beautiful vistas all over the Canadian landscape as though you are riding a drone. You're strapped into seats like a gentle roller coaster, because it does move a bit with the direction of swooping. There's water sprays when you pass snow and a few scent sprays. All in all, totally worthwhile and a fun way to spend half an hour.
We finished the night at a Vietnamese restaurant. We recommended to the kids the lemongrass chicken/pork/beef with rice. Zoltan opted for a dish that turned out to be beef in a broth with carrots and radish. Needless to say, he did not enjoy the dish and it was delicious and Terry and I ended up eating most of it. There's a TV show we're watching as a family and in a relatively recent episode a kid in the TV family goes against parental wisdom and orders a meal that is ridiculous for the venue, is expectedly not-delicious, and earns him derision from the family. So now Zoltan has been warned to "Not be a Barry" in future ordering decisions.
We couldn't get a reservation for dinner at the highly recommended sushi restaurant we wanted to try so we settled on lunch. That was Thursday. We discovered when we arrived that, as I had been playing around with different days and times, and with tables for two or four, that I had made a reservation for two. They had no tables for four available. Um ....... Well, the kids had maps in their phones, didn't want fish anyway, and still had a fridge of meats and cheeses at the hotel. We sent them back and stayed ourselves to enjoy the meal. And everyone was happy. On my way back to the hotel I checked out a pastry place and brought back treats for everyone - so even more happiness.