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Pacific Northwest: Part IX (Journey to Vancouver)

Posted by sila
Sunday 09 September 2007 at 06:02 am.
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I know, it's been a long time and I haven't finished posting our Pacific Northwest story. Here's the next installation. Just a quick recap to remind everyone where we were: we had said goodbye to Vincent and been handed off to Lilian, who we would drive back up to Vancouver.

Here's Lil, as we drive by Boeing on our way north:

Bye bye Boeing

The day was still gloomy though:

Cloudy skies

Here we are at the border. The Peace Arch park:

Peace Arch Park
Bye bye USA
Big tree by the border

Our first glimpse of Vancouver:


We ate lunch with Lil, but then it started to rain. We dropped her off at her place and met David and Miriam.

Bye bye Lil
Looking upwards

Then we headed to our hotel. No point going sightseeing when it's so foggy and rainy and ugh. Some pictures at the hotel (we were upgraded to a suite, woohoo!):

Sitting room
Foggy rainy view
Interesting! A mall is attached

We just relaxed and watched Canadian television for the rest of the evening, opting for room service for dinner. I did venture down to pick up some noodles at the mall (noodles!). More on this amazingly Asian mall later. I'll be back with more of Vancouver!

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I used to live in BC many years ago, and had been to vancouver many many times. I even saw the Monster Trucks there with my dad and his friend. It was awesome being 8 and walking through downtown at midnight :-)

Shane (Email ) (URL) - 09-09-’07 06:54

I can’t wait for the mall photos.

So Shane… did you go see the Monster Trucks on a… Sunday! SUNDAY! SOMEDAY!!! (Cue Limozeen riffs.)

Hisham (Email ) (URL) - 09-09-’07 21:10

i still cant believe it rained that couple of days you were there!!!

Lil (Email ) (URL) - 09-09-’07 21:20

I think it was a Saturday, to be exact. When we got to the hotel room, I watched the old Star Trek episode where they fought at the O.K. Corral. Weird what the mind retains after all these years.

Shane (Email ) (URL) - 10-09-’07 00:58

with the gloomy skies looming, the best thing to eat is a nice hot steaming bowl of noodles eh? :)

athena (Email ) (URL) - 10-09-’07 08:48
purple d

Yah…..right after Sila left……sunshine shines all week long!!!

purple d (Email ) (URL) - 10-09-’07 10:18

apparently we bring rain to places we visit, but can’t get rain to fall where we live. (it finally rained yesterday – the 2nd time it rained since we got back from the Pacific Northwest).

shane: sounds neat. Monster Trucks and Star Trek. :-)

sila - 11-09-’07 01:53
simple american

I loved Vancouver. We were there last year. So much good food. Though a bit pricey. Looks like you had a relaxing time.

simple american (Email ) (URL) - 12-09-’07 02:44

we did have a relaxing time – but more to come later! :-)

sila - 12-09-’07 23:51

wow, that sky in the 2nd pic looks really amazing. Vancouver’s a great place. still dunno when we’ll be able to get back there to visit :(

Kambing (URL) - 13-09-’07 19:51

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