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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 […]

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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. After a long year of deleted selfies, I’m finally figuring out how […]

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Vancouver Ferry – the Sea Bus

Sept. 13th, 2016 – Boy, a day pass on Vancouver transit is quite a value. Not only did we travel from one end of the line to the other, and back again, but we also used it to take the Sea Bus across to North Vancouver. Two megayachts in floating drydocks. The “flying saucers” in […]

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CPR Waterfront Train Station

Sept. 13, 2016 – If you’ve seen my post about the Art Deco train station in Omaha, you know I’m a fan of trains, rail and stations. So here’s where we got off the Skytrain in downtown Vancouver – the Neoclassical Canadian Pacific Railway station, built in 1914. Wow. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waterfront_station_(Vancouver) We enjoyed the pub/restaurant, too. […]

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The Skytrain

Sept. 13, 2016 – The Vancouver transit Skytrain. These are completely automated. What’s cool is to sit in the very front. The view from the front seat – everything is automated.

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A Sign of the Times

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September 10, 2016 – Downtown Langley, BC – a sign of our times and tech.

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The Langley Auto Show, Part 2

Saturday, September 10, 2016 – Continued Even Elvis showed up with his pink Cadillac – we saw Elvis, but didn’t spot his car. We took a break in the casino, to get out of the sun. Wow! THAT is something I never thought I’d hear in Vancouver! “Get out of the sun…” Looked more like […]

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The Langley, BC Auto Show, Part 1

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. […]

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Larra’s Place, Surrey, BC

Sept. 9, 2016 – Back at Larra’s place in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada. Of the 10 1/2 weeks we were on the road, we spent almost three of them on my 100+ acres in Georgia. Now we’re back at Larra’s, on her 1/10 of an acre lot. It’s quite a contrast. At least Larra lives […]

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Cigarette-Free for 30 Days!

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September 6, 2016 – Today I celebrated 30 days of being free from cigarettes. I posted the news on Facebook and here’s the feedback I got – 46 comments and 90 reactions. That’s the most I’ve ever gotten on a post. Wow. And… The support really helps!   Reference Step 1 of Your 7 Steps […]

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Welcome to Cloverdale & The Casino

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September 4, 2016 – We drove over to Cloverdale today, and Larra took me on the walking tour of this Vancouver-area community. Afterwards we toured the Casino and horse track. and ate poutine.

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Back in Surrey

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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 […]

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Hug Your Dog

If all else fails, hug your dog. Or kitty.  

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Home With the Dogs, Surrey, BC

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August 29, 2016 – Home again! Charlie and Charlotte were pleased to see us, as you can see from their overwhelming emotion and enthusiasm in these photos.

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Where We’ve Been

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August 27, 2016 – After 73 daus on the road we we’ve returned  Larra’s place in Surrey a Vancouver suburb. We’ve driven 19,000 km, or 12,000 miles. See a summary of where we’ve been – 24 States, 3 Provinces, and Mexico: http://jimandlarra.com/category/where-weve-been/  

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The Great Road Trip – Our Plans

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August 21-27, 2016 – After more than two months on the road we decided to take a break and return to Larra’s place in Vancouver. Of course, by now that’s 3,000 miles – 5,000 km – away, so we had quite a drive ahead of us. Off we go! It’s all about the journey, not […]

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Where We’ve Been

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Sunday, June 12 through Thursday, June 16. We started out Wednesday morning in Surrey, near Vancouver. Drove up Fraser Canyon through Hell’s Gate and Cache Creek to Kamloops, then up through Clearwater to Jasper, Alberta, and Jasper National Park. On Saturday we drove up Maligne Canyon to Maligne Lake, and back to Jasper.  

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Larra Drives Me Over the Line

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June 14, 2016 – Larra took me “over the line” today. Us Americans – these Canucks call us Yanks – us Yanks think it means “out of bounds,” “too much,” “you overdid it this time.” To Larra and the locals, going “over the line” means going to the US for groceries, alcohol and gasoline. When […]

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Where We’ve Been

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Since I got to Vancouver on May 27, through Sunday, June 12, this is a rough map of the places we’ve visited. Just a few more days until we’re on the road to Kamloops, Jasper and Points East.

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Shannon the Dog Walker

June 11, 2016 – Today Shannon, the dog walker, came over to get the house key from Larra, and instructions. It was obvious that Charlie and Charlotte were glad to see her again. Shannon took care of the dogs during Larra’s trips to Hawaii, Arizona and Mexico last Winter. While Larra’s daughter is going to […]

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