Time for a trip.
We don’t have ‘fly’ money, but we do have ‘drive’ money, so our trips are almost always driving trips. Since our vacations are usually two weeks long, we have time to get just about anywhere in the continental United States.
This time our major destination is Vancouver which, it turns out, is not IN the continental United States.
Imagine my surprise. I thought Coronado, or Cortez, or Fred de Cordova surrendered Vancouver to us when we won the Spanish-American war. Right?
The thing about driving, rather than flying, is that you get to see a bunch of stuff on the ground. Rocks and rivers, mountains and trees…. All that stuff tends to stay earth-bound. Driving is almost the best way to see them…
Why Vancouver? Why not? I heard somewhere that it is really cool, an urban center surrounded by tons of crazy-beautiful scenery. Works for me!
This contrasts somewhat with Las Vegas, which is essentially sand with a trillion watts of electricity coursing through it.
Vegas people, please don’t attack me. I have been to your burg, and spent my money there, on several occasions. And I DO recommend people go there, at least once in their lives, to see the crazy architecture. Gambling is no longer the draw, because you can do that anywhere, but Vegas buildings are wild.
Lovers of sand/desert people, I don’t want to hear your complaints either. I get it: The desert is its own ecosystem, beautiful in its own way. It too, teems with life, just types of life that are different from prairies/oceans/forests. I get it.
Las Vegas isn’t desert, it is an artificial edifice placed in the desert. If anything, Vegas ugly’s-up the desert. If I want ‘glitz’ I will go back to New York.
But back to Vancouver. Due to the length of the drive we will only be able to spend about three days there. This is where you come in.
What are the best things to do in and around Vancouver if you only have three days? Victoria Island? Whale watching? Garibaldi Provincial Park?
Let us know, but make the pitch fast. The limo is warming up…
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