Tuesday, July 03, 2018

The Great Escape - Day 13 & 14 Traveling to Vancouver, B.C.

Not much to report for Monday.  The morning was spent prepping and packing for the next phase of the Great Escape: Vancouver.

We did pack Thing One onto a shuttle for the ride down to SeaTac Airport to catch a flight back to Colorado on his own.  First time he's flown by himself but since he turns 21 soon, we figured he could do it easily enough.  I'm happy to report no issues.

Tuesday, we experienced Amtrak's Cascade Line which we boarded at the Everett Train Station.  Not exactly timely when compared to say the German Train System but given its minimal support, not bad.

Martha found us the nearby Skytrain light rail station near the train station after we discovered a dearth of taxis.  It was the perfect choice as for less than $2 each, we got to right light rail stop, three stops away and walked the two blocks or so to our hotel, the Marriott by the harbour.

We wandered about the harbor area, exploring and seeing the sights.

 The Torch of the 2010 Winter Olympics

 Harbour Pointe Tower with
its rotating restaurant tower

 Seaplane Terminal

 Vancouver Sunset

Our Hotel

Tomorrow, we've plans to spend most of the day with a friend of Martha that she met online via scrapbooking interests.  Dinner will be with Yvonne Leong, Bobskoot's widow and family.


RichardM said...

We were on the English Bay side of the peninsula near Stanley Park. Nice to meet with Yvonne. I never did get to meet his family.

Coop a.k.a. Coopdway said...

Dom, please say hello to Yvonne from Minnesota

SonjaM said...

Spectacular city views, Dom. Now I am getting homesick. Thanks for that.

Please give Yvonne and family our best regards. We often think of Bob. He and his crocs have been implanted in our memories forever.

Artie & Leinen's Grand Adventure said...

It is interesting seeing your post on Vancouver. You are in a totally different part of the city than we were. We saw the restaurant at quite a distance where we were. We are putting Vancouver Island on our list of places to go, things to do. See you soon!

redlegsrides said...

RichardM, we'll say hello from you guys when we meet with Yvonne and family tonight.

Coop, will do!

SonjaM, we'll pass on your greetings as well.

Bridget, it's quite the city....not too bad in terms of crowds....but crowded enough for me to be glad that others are doing the driving around here as we see the sights.