• Day 4 Vancouver: Walk over Canada

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 Permalink

    We started the day in our wharf hood, Steveston, by visiting the fishing canary museum.  The tour took us along the entire process from boat to can.  The fish production in the early 1900s sounded gross and intense.  These hard-working laborers worked to get the fish into cans before it spoiled. They were paid horribly ...

  • Day 2 Vancouver: Going to Extremes

    Sunday, September 11, 2016 Permalink

    Today, we went to the extreme for Abby's birthday. First, we went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge.  It's this 460 foot bridge that is 230 feet above the Capilano River.  The bridge sways back and forth as people come and go.  I white knuckled it the entire way... both times.  On the other side of ...

  • Day 1 Vancouver: Cool, Clean, Lovely

    Saturday, September 10, 2016 Permalink

    After a direct 4 hour and 12 minute flight from Chicago to Vancouver, we (sister Jenny, niece Abby, and Abby's boyfriend Lucas) landed in a country where the place and the people are cool, clean and lovely.  We are staying in a 5 bedroom house in Richmond, a suburb of Vancouver. Our landlord met us ...