Thursday, April 19, 2012

between the pacific and the automall

I now appreciate the rain repelling qualities of the toque, particularly those widely favoured by East Van bike hipsters. The infamous north shore deluge caught me completely unprepared when we disembarked from the seabus in North Vancouver. The OFKAR graciously fitted her wool toque on my dripping head as we searched for refuge and hot coffee, while across the water from whence we had just come, people strolled lightly spattered pavements.

Other (less damp) activities thus far include:
- thrift storing
- sushi lunch with Mel and Wandering Coyote
- parking garages and being grateful to have rented a compact vehicle
- drive by of the OFKAR's new digs
- family pizza party and sleepover
- stealing coffee from the Spousal Unit's meeting
- figuring out what makes North Van so odd
- the aforementioned sea bussing, complete with eavesdropping on an awesome hairdressing trio
- veggie goodness dinner at Naam
- running into the awesome sea bus hairdressing trio at Naam
- as always, hours and hours of walking

What have you been doing?


mister anchovy said...

Long day today, and the idea of a little travel to anywhere sounds really nice.

The McIlrath Family said...

Teaching, teaching, teaching. It's university exam time! Does it sound weird to say that exam time is one of my favorite times of the year? Alas it all comes to an end on Monday.

Have a fantastic time in Vancouver.

John Mutford said...

Dealing with the joys of a flooded basement. But also barbecuing.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Even when travel is tiring, I find it rejuvenating, Mr Anchovy. Hope today feels shorter!

It would only be weird if you were still a student, Toccata. Vancouver's been great; heading back home today.

Dang, that's nasty, John. I hope the flood was relatively minor. Good multitasking, though.

pilgrimchick said...

No kidding--we're experiencing the complete opposite here with near-drought conditions. I am sure we'll be in a similar situation here, soon.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

Back home and experiencing near drought as well, Pilgrimchick. Our grass fire season has even started early.

Allison said...

Glad to hear you had such a great trip.

I just got back from Ontario - first day back to work I'm sure is going to feel long. That 3 hour time difference always messes me up.

Barbara Bruederlin said...

You must be exhausted, Al, I was tired all weekend! (I blame the altitude) Hope you had a great trip!