Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Relentless Bob

Today Bob relentlessly attacked the highways driving 1270 kms to get us from Vancouver to Medicine Hat.  It definitely helped that we dropped Elizabeth at the ferry before 6 a.m. as that gave us a really decent start.  So today included a sea view, mountain views, and prairie views.  We may be the only Weyburn people who can say that today.

We had time to stop at a fruit stand so I could buy peaches and apricots  Jocelyn, Marty, and Mark, bring your appetites on Saturday.

As we drove through the mountains under cloudy skies, we commented on how many of our days were cloudy, but how little rain we saw.  We had a little rain in Whitefish and some the day we drove to Spokane, but otherwise we were dry.

I don't have a photo of it, but the most beautiful sight we saw today was the moon rising over the prairie just before Medicine Hat.  The full moon came up as large and as orange as I've ever seen it; even harvest moons do not compare to the beauty of it tonight.

Let me tell you about our full day yesterday.

We spent the morning in Stanley Park.  It's amazing at how many spots where I was completely alone.  It's so quiet.

At other times I could pretend I was alone ...
...but I really wasn't.

Here's today's trivia for you:  when you watch a movie that has Central Park in it, there is a very good chance that those scenes were filmed in Stanley Park.  More trivia:  Stanley Park rates as number one in urban parks in the world while Central Park comes in at number three.
I spent some time at one of Stanley Park's rocky beaches and liked the drain areas.

There was some sea glass around, but it usually had one sharp side.  I guessing that's from it being flung against the sea wall at high tide.

From Stanley Park the three of us headed downtown.
We highly recommend "Fly Over Canada" if you are every in Vancouver.  Our half hour wait to get in went quickly as we visited with a couple from Melbourne who were seeing some of Vancouver before heading off on an Alaskan cruise.

In the evening we saw "Pericles" at Bard on the Beach.  It was our seventh live show in two weeks.

Vanessa, Ellen & Brian, note two of the vineyards that Bard on the Beach wines come from.  Had there been a Pegg one, Staveley would have had a trifecta.

We're about five hours from home and look forward to getting back.

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