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I booked this trip in February, and in the meantime the excitement has slowly grown :) First thanks goes to my dad for kindly running me to the airport for 7am this morning. His retirement days are definitely coming in handy! After a coffee and bacon baguette (with proper bacon; none of this european stringy stuff) it was time to have a browse …
... long drive north. Bahia Santa Maria, in the agricultural district south of San Quintin, entrances us with its dunes.
Day 3 is an exploration of Valle de Guadelupe, now rivalling the Napa and Sonoma Valleys of California for good food and good wine, but with a much longer history of wine-making, thanks to the Franciscan monks who planted the first vines in the 1700s. We sleep in an exquisite villa in Tecate.
On Day 4, we cross the Mexico / U.S. border ...
... went to Iceland? They didn't. Ah well. We will be in Iceland on our way back. Maybe. Assumption... We made it to Canada. Vancouver. Still agree upon what I wrote about that years ago. We had a magnificent view entering Vancouver over glaciers, mountains and mountain lakes. Aaah. Flying. Let's just give this just a second. Instead of landing in Iceland we are landing in Canada. The world is at our feet. I really couldn't imagine as a kid that this would happen to me one ...
Rocky, the man who talked to eagles
Nov 2014- Bald Eagle Festival
Gary, Valerie and I left the confines of urban Mission and
headed north west to the Bald Eagle Festival at a golf course near Pretty
Acres. The festival in itself was largely unremarkable, consisting of not much
more than a tent with a few vendors, mostly native, braving the wet weather and
displaying their hand made wares.
We left Whistler today and had gorgeous views on our return back to Vancouver. We checked into our modern art hotel - The Listel, based on Robson Street (one of the best shopping streets in downtown Van) had fun with the dancing spring sculptures outside the lifts and headed out for a look around. We headed for a late lunch at Earls, which was to die for, then to the harbour front where we spied ...