No, not like in a van, down by the river.... I'm talking like in the BC lower mainland city of Van, or Vancouver. We spent an extra-long weekend in the metropolis, celebrating the very first Cooke girl to graduate from college! Whoo hoo! Kristen followed her dream, she persevered, and she successfully completed the Pro Hair program at the Blanche MacDonald Centre. Congratulations beautiful girl! We are all so very proud of you! 💖
|What an accomplishment! Great job Kristen! xo|
The graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon kicked off 48 hours of festivities. The whole crew hung out for dinner and drinks Friday night, and then we regrouped for a late breakfast at the famous Jam Café on Saturday morning. With bellies full of one of the most fabulous brekkies any of us have ever eaten, the girls took us on a tour of downtown before turning us loose to do our own thing for a few hours prior to meeting up again for supper. After which, the girls ditched us to go see a show, leaving us 'responsible' parents/adults to carry on into what we thought were the wee hours of the night. However, it turns out we were back at the hotel shortly after midnight..... LOL! Can you say OLD!!! But what a riot! Everybody had a kick-ass evening.
|Proud sisters with the graduate!|
|Jam Café..... you need to go there!|
|Vancouver Public Library - it's quite the building!|
|See video, above.... LOL!|
|The mystery bar - this was our last stop but nobody knows what it was called!|
The getaway flew by, and before I knew it, we were on the plane home. I had a stellar time - I hope everyone did - and I am really stoked for Kristen. She is loving life in her new environment, and I know she is going to continue to succeed.