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... sup>th after we return from Victoria Island.
Later that afternoon, Tom and Maureen Mathison (friends of the Lynches) and Mark and Elaine (our friends from Sierra Vista) dropped by to visit.
Wednesday, we left the coaches around 9:30 and drove into Burnaby to Elaine and Mark's condo to meet Elaine who gave us a light rail, bus, walking, and water taxi tour of Vancouver. They have a one-day pass that can be used multiple times ...
... a podium topped with American flags is about to give a speech, and is besieged by a crowd of high-powered reporters. We sidle up to the edge of the crowd. “Sorry, if your not part of the filming you’ll need to keep back.” Apparently, they’re filming a pilot for a new show and this little bit of Vancouver is temporarily downtown Washington DC. If the eagle could see this, he’d laugh. ...
... The only bodies laid to rest in a coffin were the most important people. Even their family members were laid to rest in the open. But they at least were given a separate chamber for their position in the family. Everyone else was laid to rest in a mass grave. And to save space, after bodies had decomposed to a certain point, some bones were sorted out and thrown into other holding areas to make room for the next ones. I can only imagine how terrible the smell would have been. And ...
... finally ready to actually get on the road! Oh, except that my son was going to do some electrical work on Saturday morning before I actually got on the ferry ... and he did too, but only after dragging his own truck home because it had died the night before. Finally got away and got to Merritt before dark. The strip light my son wired in to replace the next-to-useless outside light is awesome even if it feels like I've just had my ride 'pimped'.
We start with organizing our plans in these categories (underlined means I have yet to decide or needs work)
A Packing the car
B Planning the route
C Our bucket list
E Tasks before we leave
A 1. Picnic baskets:
I bought a set of picnic baskets on ebay. One has a insulated liner. I think I will use this to carry food to a picnic ...