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April 22, 2003

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Alaska At Last!


Our first destination in Canada was Vancouver. We originally thought we'd make the 325 mile drive from Portland in one day, but we ended up spending the night in Mt. Vernon, WA because of horrific traffic in Seattle and Everett. So we boondocked at WalMart and made the last 100 miles easily today. It took us about an hour to get through the border between immigration and customs - they did a somewhat cursory search of the RV's and kept reiterating that they were looking for guns because "Americans sometimes forget they are illegal in Canada." I suspect they made the effort because the perception of Texans and handguns going together is a common one. The officers were 2 very nice women who were complimentary about my home and journey.

We reached our RV park destination in nearby Richmond in time to set up and enjoy the sunshine in Stanley Park during our first day in Vancouver. The mountains framing the massive city and that beautiful 1,000 acre park so close and vital to it were a perfect introduction to Canada.

View of English Bay from Prospect Point in Stanley Park
View of Lions Gate Bridge from Stanley Park

A Cherry Blossom Tree in Stanley Park

These trees abound throughout Vancouver and we consider ourselves lucky to have seen them during the early spring when they're at their prettiest.

A true scenic wonder: Sea to Sky Highway
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