The work week was spent at the home office in the Seattle area for both business and to attend a workshop. In my usual routine, I would be driving back to Spokane Friday evening but not this week. My wife flew over Thursday night and after a half day in the office on Friday, we loaded up and drove to Vancouver B.C. for the weekend.
Why a diversion to Vancouver? Well, we had tickets to a concert Friday night at Rogers Arena. Coincidentally, the B.C. Lions held their opening pre-season game at the same time on the same block. Interesting mix of concert-goers and football fans. The hot dog stand at Costco was doing a brisk business with a line of hungry grid-iron fans queueing up around the block.
|View across harbor to North Vancouver|
with float plane coming in for landing
|View across harbor towards Vancouver and pavilion|
On the hobby front, Vancouver (or Richmond) maintains a well-stocked Bricks and Mortar hobby store in Imperial Hobbies. The shop is housed in a strip mall but the quantity of inventory stuffed into that store is amazing.
Even with a drive time of about nine hours, I won't wait 30 years to return. Next time, we plan to bring the bikes along so that we can ride around the city and take advantage of the expansive Stanley Park. We saw many transit riders with bikes on both the trains and ferries. Should be fun!