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Old 06-14-2015, 07:05 AM   #161
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Today also saw the annual naked bike ride in Vancouver.


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We walked through a group of riders from the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour in Amsterdam. They were eating.
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If you get out near UBC, the Anthropology museum is wonderful. Dramatic artifacts and art inside a beautiful building.
Eating breakfast on the balcony we were looking through the brochures we had picked and have one on this so it will definitely be a place we'll visit.
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If you get out near UBC, the Anthropology museum is wonderful. Dramatic artifacts and art inside a beautiful building.

+1 the anthro museum is a great place to visit. I'd classify it as a must see if your there more than a couple days.


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+1 the anthro museum is a great place to visit. I'd classify it as a must see if your there more than a couple days.


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We are here for 3 weeks so will definitely go there
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Old 06-14-2015, 06:23 PM   #165
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I've driven up from the Seattle area to Vancouver for a Ramen fix at Kintaro
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I've driven up from the Seattle area to Vancouver for a Ramen fix at Kintaro
Perfect, that is a few minutes walk from where we are staying 😍
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If you enjoy Indian food (or even if you don't), eat at Vij's (more expensive) or it's cheaper sister eatery next door, Rangoli's (they sell prepared meals to take home). Within walking distance.

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If you enjoy Indian food (or even if you don't), eat at Vij's (more expensive) or it's cheaper sister eatery next door, Rangoli's (they sell prepared meals to take home). Within walking distance.

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Thanks, we'll bear that in mind, looks like a 50 minute walk. We were out walking for over 4 hours today. This is a lovely city.
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Alan - I love Vancouver. I did a lot of weekends and day trips in Vancouver when I lived just across the border in Bellingham. Beautiful place!!!
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Alan, nice to see you are in my neck of the woods. The weather has been amazing, hasn't it?
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Alan - I love Vancouver. I did a lot of weekends and day trips in Vancouver when I lived just across the border in Bellingham. Beautiful place!!!
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Alan, nice to see you are in my neck of the woods. The weather has been amazing, hasn't it?
Fantastic weather, we can hardly believe our luck.
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Old 06-14-2015, 11:51 PM   #172
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Wreck Beach is a nice place to visit, down below UBC. But you'll need a LOT of sunscreen.
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I've driven up from the Seattle area to Vancouver for a Ramen fix at Kintaro
Thanks for the tip. We ate there today and it was excellent. So many different places to eat but we will be going back to Kintaro's again before we leave.
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... and you get to visit with folks around the table while enjoying, glad it worked for you. A bowl of ramen during the winter in Aomori might be recalled more fondly, Vancouver sure is closer.
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Our 3 weeks in Vancouver are almost up. Last full day tomorrow then we move onto Vancouver Island for 2 weeks, staying in Sidney.

Yesterday was Canada Day so we joined the throngs on the seawall at Stanley Park to watch the fireworks display last night. Beautiful evening, full moon and great atmosphere. The temperatures have been in the 70's and low 80's all 3 weeks, but what we have also enjoyed is the complete lack of mosquitoes, even last night while we were out through dusk and dark. Back in Texas we would often go to the July 4th fireworks display with our son, covered in insect repellant like everyone else as evidenced by the smell of deet all around.

Forecast for Sidney this next week is more of the same weather

Even the statues here make us smile.
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Our 3 weeks in Vancouver are almost up. Last full day tomorrow then we move onto Vancouver Island for 2 weeks, staying in Sidney.
If you get down to Victoria (and you obviously will), I quite like the local brewpub.
http://www.spinnakers.com
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If you get down to Victoria (and you obviously will), I quite like the local brewpub.
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Thanks, I will look out for it. I've been enjoying all the local brews this past 3 weeks.
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Yeah, the miraculous lack of biting insects is just one of the litany of reasons why PNW summers are very tough to beat.
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Agree, this PNW summer is spectacular! Queen Bee, Sooke Bitter, Mitchell's ESB, cask of the week, many choices, take your time enjoy. Life is good.
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If you get down to Victoria (and you obviously will), I quite like the local brewpub.
http://www.spinnakers.com
This was our last day staying in Sidney, and what a fantastic 2 weeks it has been. Today we went into Victoria for the 3rd time after hearing from some er.org friends a few days ago from the US who were on route to Victoria. We had not actually been to Spinnakers yet so arranged to meet them there for lunch and spend the afternoon with them. Great recommendation, an excellent place to eat and drink.

A fantastic end to a wonderful stay on the island. So many good memories, so many photos. In fact while we were walking back into town from the pub we were telling them that at this place a few days ago we watched a sea otter fishing and eating his/her catch for quite a while, then after eating the third catch the otter climbed out, right past us and walked along the road a short distance then off into town down a side street. Just as I telling them about it I looked up and saw it coming from town, crossing the road in front of us. We all watched it clamber over the rocks into the sea, then come swimming up right by us.

Tomorrow we drive to Whistler......
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