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Ever since I read his book 'Generation X' I've wanted to make intelligent babies with Douglas Coupland. After 10 years of ploughing through his back catalogue of books I've now visited an exhibition of 14 years of his work and need to get used to saying 'Cope'-land, which is apparently how you pronounce this surname that would have been mine in some parallel universe.
As a Vancouver resident, I'm now on his home ground and its seeping in. He's not just an author, he ...
... an amazing breakfast: bacon, egg and cheese on a brown, seeded bagel, while watching Columbia beat Ivory Coat in their World Cup group game.
Our hunger satisfied we headed for Canada Place to board the Big Bus for some more sightseeing. Today it was a big pink English double decker bus and we took our seats on top to enjoy the ride. Once again we passed through Chinatown and Gastown, past the English Bay Beach and ...
Upon arriving at the station, we got pre-boarding. As first class passengers, the patio was open for our comfort (with water, tea, and cookies). I walked Momma so hard, she needed to rest with water. We soon boarded, and they drove Momma to the train car in a golf cart while I walked (and took pictures). Little did we know, upon departure, as we were in first class, there were snacks and champagne--that would have been sufficient enough for ...
And that concludes my cross-canada puppet adventure and west coast visit! Yesterday was my last day of being a little gypsy. I said my farewells to Vancouver and all the amazing people that live in that city before boarding my flight to Ottawa. I had so much fun on this journey and I learnt so much about more about myself, my art, my ...
... that the dead dog was still on the footpath.
Back in town, we got off the bus on Kalia Rd, the two-way street near the Surfrider Hotel, walked to the same food court as yesterday, and had another shared meal, this time not a closing-down special, and a drink, before having a look to see why the inland “Beach Walk” was so special (it wasn’t), and walked back to our hotel. After a rest, and a bad bout of the runs for Murray, we headed out again ...
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