Vancouver, Canada

June 27-30, 2003

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Looking out our hotel room down Robson St. and to the east.

Some places around Vancouver

We knew it was time to head up to the Pacific Northwest and visit with Family and Friends.  But the trip grew to include Vancouver and became the focus.  Neither of us had been to the city.  We didn't know where to go or what to see when we got there, or were we were once we were there, but we certainly had a good time doing it.  We enjoyed the city and will have to get back soon, and delve into some of the places that we missed.

entrance to Granville Island. Granville Island & Gastown

Granville Island now consists of a great market and some very nice art establishments.   It is where most of the concerts are now held, and strives for an environment that is a "people friendly" place.  T

Gastown is the oldest part of Vancouver named for the honorary mayor's nick name. which is not far from Canada Place docks.

Gloria and friend at the Suspension bridge. Grouse Mountain

Grouse Mountain is in North Vancouver across the bay.  There, North America's largest aerial tramway ascends 1 mile up to view the city skyline, ships in the harbor, and on a clear day all the way across the Strait of Georgia to see Vancouver Island.

On the way to the tram, we stopped at a suspension walk bridge.   Not necessarily for the faint of heart, but not all that  bad, since it did have steel cables.

Here Gloria is standing next to some of the totem poles at the Totem Pole Park at the Capilano Suspension Bridge.

Gloria and friend in Tacoma.

Visiting Family and Friends

On the way home we did stop in Seattle and visit relatives and in the Tacoma area to visit friends.  In Oregon we spent a couple of days with some transplanted Californians who's property narrowly missed the summer fires of 2002.

It was a great relaxing vacation.