Monday, February 16, 2009

Vancouver Pics

We are really close to snow-capped mountains, lovely fjords and beautiful islands.
Here are some pics we took yesterday. It was just a matter of a half hour to an hour to reach these places.
Here's a map where we took the pics.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Blame Canada

When the plane had to land in the Hudson, Canadian geese were blamed for the crash. Now, with the crash in Buffalo, a Canadian plane was at fault. What is this? "South Park: Bigger, Longer and Uncut?" Blame Canada!!!

Monday, February 2, 2009

Attn. Rich's Nieces and Nephews

I bet you're thinking, hey, my uncle went to Canada. I want to freeze my butt off, too. (Actually, as I've said on this blog, the weather is quite mild in Vancouver, unlike the rest of Canada.)
In any event, here's an interesting bit of information. Applicants for permanent residency get five points for having a blood relative who lives here as a permanent resident or citizen. So while the article below just deals with uncles, it would apply to brothers and parents, too.
See this article, which just appeared in Metro newspaper, for more information.

Neighbours who are happy campers

No wonder I love camping. I've been going camping since I was a kid and have had such a great time. We even went camping with our neighbours. A former neighbour just forwarded me this article, written by another neighbour.
Click on the article for a close-up view.
(For my new readers, yes, that's the British/Canadian spelling of neighbour.)