Sunday, February 14, 2010

Immigration Blog Interview

I invite you to read my interview at Zhu's blog, "Correr es mi Destino." An endless amount of additional good reading is to be found there. Cheers, and Happy Valentine's Day!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Capilano Suspension Bridge, North Vancouver, BC

Here are several random shots of our trek to North Vancouver to walk the Capilano suspension bridge.

We had two wonderfully sunny days during our trip to Vancouver. The weather during our visit to North Van was a bit more typical - light rain.
What a great picture of my Eric, eh?
The very tourist-y park side of the suspension bridge has a tree top walk. If you are thinking Ewok village on the forest moon of Endor-you get the idea. As always, click on this or any other picture for a larger more detailed view.

The Capilano suspension bridge experience is a complete tourist trap. It's very expensive but rather enjoyable. Free rain ponchos provided if desired. Please return when exiting the park. Thank you.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Coal Harbour, Vancouver, BC

Looking East-ish out over Coal Harbour from Stanley Park.
Vancouver is a highly walkable city. There is a public walk along the water around almost the entire downtown peninsula including Stanley Park.
This view is looking West toward Coal Harbour and Stanley Park from Canada Place. Canada Place was closed-blocked off from the public because of the Olympic games.
Moving west along the Burrard Inlet shore of the city toward Coal Harbour.
Eric and the Marina at Coal Harbour.
One of the many water features outside the buildings in Vancouver.
Nice place to live, eh?

Sunday, January 31, 2010

Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC

More pictures of my first morning in Vancouver, BC. My coffee in-hand, I strolled up the False Creek/English Bay Beach toward Stanley Park at approximately 7:30ish A.M. There's a public walk all the way around the downtown/Stanley Park/Coal Harbour Peninsula including a couple of beaches and a public pool.
The infamous Seawall was built almost completely around the peninsula completely accessable to the public for walking, jogging, biking, blading, etc.
I had an absolutely amazing first morning. I began my walk along English Bay at, I believe, Thurlow St., and continued my journey to complete about a quarter of the Seawall along Stanley Park.
I then cut up a flight of stone steps and cut diagonally back to the Lost Lagoon along two of the paths in the urban Forest known as Stanley Park. I couldn't get a decent picture, but just about at the spot of the picture above, there were two Bald Eagles in a dead tree above me.

On the way to Lost Lagoon and then down Georgia St. back to the Fairmont to meet up with Eric-post his business meeting. We visited another part of Stanley Park together later in the week.

English Bay, Vancouver, BC

7:30 A.M., English Bay, Vancouver, BC

I exchanged perhaps thirty "Good Mornings" in absolutely no time. As a cynical New York born it became almost too much...the smile on my face, I mean. Those out and about (say it like a Canadian, you know you want to!) doing their morning exercise were exceptionally friendly. It was a great first morning in Vancouver!

Couldn't help but love the full grown tree planted atop this building. The architecture in Vancouver is extremely diverse.
Architectural, artistic and natural beauty are everywhere!
The edge of Stanley Park.

Monday, January 4, 2010

Vancouver Holiday!

Eric and I are off to Vancouver for a five day, mid-January holiday! Woo Hoo!