Yet another travelogue: Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR

27 March 2014 Our morning was ridiculous only because of the hour. I had to wake up at 3 am to make sure everything was packed and ready to go by 4. Then Jennifer sat in the lobby of our borrowed apartment building while I hiked a dozen blocks across town to drop of theContinue reading “Yet another travelogue: Vancouver, BC to Portland, OR”

Yet another travelogue: Vancouver, BC, Day 4

26 March 2014 We intended to make our last full day in Vancouver a rather lazy day, with a couple of leisurely strolls through relatively nearby neighborhoods and a bit of casual souvenir shopping. And that’s pretty much how it started, with a morning walk through Yaletown, which feels very much like Portland’s Pearl District,Continue reading “Yet another travelogue: Vancouver, BC, Day 4”

Yet another travelogue: Vancouver, BC, Day 3

25 March 2014 I’ve written about this before, but my paternal grandfather was a merchant ship captain — technically still is, since he remains a master mariner, though he’s in his 90s and has been retired for decades now. His father was also a master mariner, as was his father before him. And so on,Continue reading “Yet another travelogue: Vancouver, BC, Day 3”

Yet another travelogue: Vancouver, BC, Day 2

24 March 2014 We woke early this morning because the weather was supposed to be wonderful again and we wanted to beat the crowds to Stanley Park. We needn’t have worried — the weather was wonderful but still a bit cool and overcast, and it’s a Monday, so the park wasn’t crowded at all. Still,Continue reading “Yet another travelogue: Vancouver, BC, Day 2”

Yet another travelogue: Vancouver, BC, Day 1

Jennifer and I are on Spring Break, and we’ve decided to blow town for Vancouver, BC. We actually have a history of heading north for Spring Break, rather than south like so many of our friends and colleagues. What can I say: Having grown up in Texas and lived almost three years in the MiddleContinue reading “Yet another travelogue: Vancouver, BC, Day 1”