Tag: travel

River Rock Casino

Sept 13, 2016 – River Rock Casino. We were riding the sky train back from the airport when I spied the casino and commented on it. Larra said she’d heard of it but had never been there, so we hurriedly jumped off at the stop. All I can say is, “Wow.” Glitz and glimmer and […]

Time to Move On

Sept. 16, 2016 – Look! The leaves are changing! I haven’t seen that in years. It’s time to head back to Hawaii. LOL. I’ve now been on the mainland for 114 days.

SPIRIT Animal Rescue and Shelter

Sept. 17, 2016 – Today Larra took me to the SPIRIT animal shelter near Abbotsford, BC. This is one of her favorite charities. From their website: Spirit is a home-for-life animal sanctuary for dogs that have a hard time adjusting to a human world. After extensive training our dogs live in groups, so they always […]

Cruising Vancouver

Sept. 13, 2016 – Downtown Vancouver – First off, even though I’ve been around the world twice, I’ve NEVER seen seagulls as big as the ones in Vancouver. Of course, this guy is hanging out at an outdoor restaurant, and is eating handouts all day long. He’s bigger than a chicken – he’s the size […]

Pianos on the Street

Sept. 13, 2016 – North Vancouver, BC – We stumbled on the “Pianos on the Street” program, and Larra played a song for us. Well, at least until the street musician from over on the corner came over, complained about her lack of talent, and pulled a tarp over the piano. LOL Anyway, I enjoyed […]

North Vancouver

September 13, 2016 – Walking around the waterfront in North Vancouver. Bike covers. Holds two bikes and then the cover locks down over them. Cool. A sandwich shop where Larra often ate lunch when she worked at ICBC. Interior of the Quayside mall. Pizza and beer – luncheon of champions! LOL

Langley, BC

Sept 15th, 2016 – Today Larra took me out to the rural side of Langley, out by Campbell Valley Regional Park. It’s horsey out here. Larra and I were sitting on a bench when we heard “clip-clop clip-clop” trotting up the road. By the time I got my camera out the rider had slowed to […]

The Canada-USA Border

Sept. 15, 2016 – For me, crossing the border from the USA to Canada always involved crossing a lake or river, because I’ve always done it from Michigan or points East. And the border with Mexico, where I’ve crossed it, always had a river and/or a wall, or at least a big fence. So driving […]

The Langley, BC Auto Show

Saturday, September 10, 2016 – Larra surprised me this morning when she asked if I wanted to go to the car show in Langley, one of the largest in North America. I’d read about it in the news, but hadn’t bother asking her because I assumed she wouldn’t be interested. We had a great time. […]

The Smuggler’s Blues – 99 Cents

The Smuggler’s Blues, by Jim Carey – It’s on sale this weekend for 99 cents. Sale ends Monday – read on any device. Regular $7.99.   https://www.amazon.com/Smugglers-Blues-Jim-Carey-ebook/dp/B00Y5KQDS4/ref=sr_1_4_twi_kin_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473225650&sr=1-4&keywords=The+smuggler%27s+blues  . Or get it for 99 pence in Great Britain: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Smugglers-Blues-Jim-Carey-ebook/dp/B00Y5KQDS4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473227622&sr=8-1&keywords=smuggler%27s+blues+jim+carey

Jim’s Novel – 99 Cent Sale – Awesome!

The Smuggler’s Blues, by Jim Carey – It’s on sale this weekend for 99 cents. Sale ends Monday – read on any device. Regular $7.99.   https://www.amazon.com/Smugglers-Blues-Jim-Carey-ebook/dp/B00Y5KQDS4/ref=sr_1_4_twi_kin_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1473225650&sr=1-4&keywords=The+smuggler%27s+blues  . Or get it for 99 pence in Great Britain: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Smugglers-Blues-Jim-Carey-ebook/dp/B00Y5KQDS4/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1473227622&sr=8-1&keywords=smuggler%27s+blues+jim+carey

Indian Rock Cave at Fairfield Bay

June 28, 2016 – At a few spots along the golf course at Fairfield Bay are a number of old natural caves. Larra and I went out late one afternoon in Mick’s golf cart, and explored a couple of them. Yes, it’s big. That’s me in the corner of the photo. Some smaller caves. Looking […]

Greers Ferry Lake, Arkansas

June 29, 2016 – Because Mick is a volunteer EMT – he drives the ambulance, a cool job – he gets to borrow rental boats down at the Fairfield Bay Marina at no charge. Today Mick took us out on Greers Ferry Lake. We crossed under the bridge at Hwy 16 and back, then the […]

Back in Surrey

September 3, 2016 – Well. After 73 days on the road, we’re back at Larra’s place, in Surrey, BC. It’s funny how everything seems strange and different after being gone for so long. Photos taken from Larra’s back yard. LOL – Larra’s city block is about the size of the area from my cabin to […]