Vancouver

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Famished Bear

We left off with a construction site... sigh... I am a famished bear! Will I ever get lunch?

Finally... we are here!!!

Hmmm... Adventure Tours??

Do we look related? I think our ears are similar!

Still hungry though.... and now we are in a Tsunami zone?

Nice murals down here...

A pod of orcas! I think seafood might be on the menu for lunch...

Bingo!!! Let's eat here!

The humans concur...

Choices.. choices... so many choices...

Mama ordered the prawn platter - mmmm...

And Gramma got a shrimp salad...

I... of course... got to nibble off of both plates! After we were done, we wandered around. This place used to be THE place to get seafood in Rupert... but Gramma says it's gone downhill in the last few years. Mph.

 Oooohhhh... fishing boats!!

Do you think they sell salmon? Maybe off the back of the boat...

 It sure looks like it...

 Hmmm... Gramma says we don't need to get salmon... What?? Hmmm... maybe this is too out in the open? You know how we like back alley deals... time will tell!

 Cruise ship!! Have any of my stuffie pals ever done a cruise?? Are they worth it?

So... where to next? What?? What do you mean, "look behind me?"...

Beary nice tonsils!! Your teeth look pretty clean too. You're good until your next checkup!

 Heh-heh... just a bear mural!

 Aren't we cute together?

To Be Continued

Monday, June 19, 2017

Road Trip

Today is a glorious day and... we are going for a little road trip!

Where are we going? Well... we are heading west (and there's not much farther west we can go)... Have an idea of where we are going?

There's nothing between here and there... just lots of forests, mountains and river!

 Up ahead is one of Mama's favourite places along this highway.

 We got out and had a look around...

 Big trees....

And huge trees...

Uh... that's interesting...

Let's see if we can get a right-side up picture!

Hmmm... through the trees.  It's a shear rock face that looks a bit like a mini-Yosemite!

 Hmmm...  it would be cool to see a Kermode Bear...

Oh! There we go! isn't that impressive?

And a big glacial cirque up there...

A wide river (with lots and lots and lots of salmon!).

 Hulloooooo!!!! It's a black bear!!!!

There's a train...  back in the Middle Ages... the highway used to be much narrower and tucked up right against the railway tracks with many crossings of the tracks enroute. It was beary dangerous back then... but then they widened the highway so it's not quite so bad. Still... here is one level crossing along the way.

OK... I'm ready for this road trip to be over... Construction too???? Good grief!! I'm going to starve before we get there!

To be Continued

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Lake!

Hullo!!! We are going on an adventure today. Gramma has packed a picnic lunch (and you know how good those can be! Let's go!

Here we are... ooohhhh... it is still as beautiful as ever except...

Houston... we have a problem...

There has been a lot of rain and the waters are beary high... like... super high and there is no beach to speak of!!

 So we went a bit farther along the shore and found someone's old firepit... Now we just need some firewood. Usually it's beach driftwood but... not this time!

Goodness, it's beautiful here...

 Alrightee... wood scavengers are we...

There used to be a bunch of old cabins up here... even a dance hall and a hotel (back in the Dark Ages). Rumour has it that Al Capone hid out here back in the 30s! Cool, eh? A lot of the buildings were saved and now live in the heritage park in town.

These pieces of an old cabin are too big to haul back to our firepit.

 I kept getting distracted by the view...

But the humans managed to find a fair bit of wood...

Campfire!!!

I'm hungry... can we eat now?

Gramma has all the picnic fixings...

Mmm... veggies and hummus...

I know a certain reindeer who would probably like that!

But this is what I'm waiting for!

Nom nom nom.... yum!!!

Oh hey... look, it's a heart shaped rock!!


We brought some of Rascal's ashes up with us... Mama is going to bury some at the foot of the mountain... This rock will be perfect as a gravestone.

 Alrightee... fire has been well and truly doused with water....

Time to say good bye to the lake. And on to other adventures!