Vancouver airport was upgraded for the 2010 Winter Olympics and is a great layout which really flows well. I had noticed when arriving that the departure area was the level below arrivals with a wonderful indoor lounge area that includes flowing water, plants, seating, statues and an aquarium. So it was no hardship to spend about 3.5 hours in that area (I got to the airport early and the flight was delayed).
During our meeting the previous afternoon, Heather Maciak gave my Lexie a gorgeous outfit and dolly ('Just like me' - with an overdress of wool felt) which Lexie promised to share with Jenny. At the airport the girls changed out of their exploring Vancouver clothes - Lexie put on her new outfit (which came with blue shoes) and Jenny borrowed Lexie's original outfit ('All dressed up').
|Lexie, Canadian boy and Jenny with the suitcases they borrowed from Patsi and their new dolly pose in front of the First Nation sculptures in Vancouver airport|
|Lexie, Canadian boy and Jenny admire the fish and sea creatures in the aquarium at Vancouver airport|
|The aquarium had a helpful information board explaining the different fish in the tank|
|Vancouver airport aquarium|
|Vancouver airport departure lounge with plants, river and aquarium|
|On the other side of the aquarium was another viewing window to see the fish, so Lexie and Jenny posed for another photo|
|The 'river' in the airport had representative models of salmon jumping up the river|
|The model salmon in the river|
|Lexie and Jenny looked out the window to see the aeroplane which would take them back to England|