Monthly Archives: July 2013

Vancouver Day 7

Caught the 11AM Ferry and didn’t get into Vancouver until 2PM.  Dropped off our packs at Moda Hotel, and walked around town.   Went to Floata in Chinatown for dim sum, and J finally admitted that Vancouver has the best … Continue reading

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Victoria Day 6

A total let down (minus my morning run along the harbor). We took the 75 express bus from downtown Victoria to Butchart Gardens.  Ticket into the garden was $30 pp!  I don’t know what was a bigger waste of money, … Continue reading

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Victoria Day 5

After a short run along Boundary Bay park in Tsawwasen, and breakfast at the inn, we took the 11AM ferry to Victoria. The BC ferry is in a league of its own.  It makes the Sausalito/SF ferry look like a … Continue reading

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Canada Day 4 – Transit

Today was a day of travel.  I hate these kind of days when vacationing, because you’re essentially burning a day away.  We (mostly J) drove 8 hours from Banff to Vancouver thinking that the drive would be scenic.  It was … Continue reading

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Banff Day 3

Having not seen much wildlife so far, I was getting a little antsy.  So I picked a running trail that guidebooks suggested may offer a glimpse of some wildlife.  However, we didn’t need to drive very far from the hotel … Continue reading

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Banff Day 2

The day started with the Sunday 10-mile run.  I was looking forward to running the Banff Legacy Trail, but unfortunately it was closed.  So we had to settle on running along Banff Ave. Afterwards we drove back up to Lake … Continue reading

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Banff Day 1

More like day 0.5 because by the time we got to Banff it was already 2PM. After a quick bite we headed up to Lake Louise. It is now 9PM and it’s still bright outside!  Incroyable!

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Stones

Our limestones finally arrived yesterday.  After a 2-week break, the construction crew started working on the deck again. The mason estimates it’ll take them 2-3 weeks to lay everything down.

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Fourth Of July

July 4th is our independence day, but it is also synonymous with parades, barbeque, and fireworks.  In California, it also means BEACH DAY!  Although technically, every day is a beach day. Laguna Beach hosts it’s annual July 4th fireworks on … Continue reading

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