04 July 2010


Dear friends,

Boy & I are off on a week-long British Columbia jaunt.  We'll backpack around Vancouver, Nanaimo, Victoria and some places in between.  I'm hoping for a week of pretty gardens, fish and chips, old-growth forests, the Pacific ocean and maybe a few Orca whales and grizzlies thrown in for good measure (just kidding Mom, no bears).  Oh, and some Olympic memorabilia.  And also ferry rides, Canada's oldest microbrewery, shower flip flops (I'll explain later) and not getting sunburned.

I'll try to pop in for some Live and On the Scene Action reporting.  If anyone has any BC tips, suggestions for how I can run into Michael J. Fox, or additional bear warnings, let me know.


PS- Happy Independence Day to you USA folk.  However, I recently learned that the American colonies declared independence on July 2, 1776.  All they did on July 4 was vote on the language of the Declaration of Independence.  So, what I'm saying is, I don't feel too bad about fleeing the country on the 4th of July, because I already properly celebrated my nation's independence (and mom's birthday) two days ago by wearing a powdered wig while fighting off yellow fever and smallpox.  More authentic than all of your hot dogs and hamburgers put together.  Special thanks to my light summer reading choice of David McCullough's #1 New York Times besteller, John Adams.  Here's hoping that I finish it tonight so I won't have to lug it all the way to the West Coast.

(Photos from Hello BC)


  1. Hooray for you! Victoria, Nanaimo, Vancouver Island, and Vancouver (city) are all among the most awesome places we've ever visited. I probably don't need to tell you this, but Butchart Gardens = must-go highlight. Have fun!

  2. Ugh, reading. I miss that. Safe travels, my friends!

  3. Mom appreciates the reassurnace.


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