Tag Archives: British Columbia

October 19-25 — Trains, Planes and Hotels

This piece is longer than previous bits of blog.  The journey was longer too!  There have been complaints from some readers about how the blog lags behind our actual travels.  This is true, but caused by a combination of poor … Continue reading

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October 15: Thoughts for a New Home

We braved the phenomenal construction on the Trans Canada Highway to visit Ikea in New Westminster.  I hate shopping, but find these stores to be the exceptions, especially when we visit their restaurants for a light lunch, and buy some … Continue reading

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October 14: Catching Up Over 30 Years

The word percolated to Jennie that we were in Surrey. She was one of Louise’s school friends, way, way back. She is now in Langley, and invited us over, since it is not far away. Between reminiscences, and catching up … Continue reading

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October 11,12,13: Nothing Exciting, but Some Tree Tales

We are thoroughly enjoying our life in Surrey, BC, but you do not want to hear about everyday stuff … too boring. But there are the trees! When we arrived in this charming rural oasis in Surrey, we were impressed … Continue reading

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October 10: Winds of Heaven

Yesterday I saw a review in the Globe and Mail for a film about Emily Carr: Winds of Heaven.    Then I saw it was actually the premiere, and this was at the Vancouver International Film Festival, and sold out.   Elaine … Continue reading

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October 8 and 9: Rain … and More Rain

When you hear a “Rain Warning” on a Vancouver radio station, you pay attention.   It  comes down in vertical sheets for hours, and with no wind.   That changed around 2.a.m., and the awning started to make ominous noises as the … Continue reading

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October 7: Found the Big Trees, and the Way Home (Finally!)

Headed for Vancouver again in the truck … along the River Road as a break from the endless traffic jams on Highway 1.  The route took us close to Granville Island, and since we always enjoy the entertainment, market, and … Continue reading

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