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August 23rd, 2004
Rain and Canadians

On Saturday, we were in Gig Harbor, WA for a renaissance faire. We were having a decently good day, until the sky opened up and it poured buckets of rain down upon us. The customers promptly fled, and we sat around like drowned rats until six pm. Because the damp was having a decidedly negative effect on my merchandise, we didn’t go back on Sunday. Since it apparently poured buckets of rain on Sunday, this was a good decision…

Instead, we decided to drive to Vancouver BC for the day, to scope things out for a potential vacation later this year. I want to stay for a week in early January, for our sixth anniversary. Now that both DH and I are gainfully employed, we actually will have money for such endeavors. (As an aside, we stayed in a Motel 6 this weekend, and vowed it would be the last time we would do so…)

Vancouver was interesting. It will be fun to stay for several days for our vacation.

But for anyone who has lived there, a few questions. WHAT is with the blinking green lights?? Some blink, some don’t, and we couldn’t make heads or tails of it.

Why do NONE of the phone booths (when you can find one, they seem rare) have phone books? Every American city I’ve been in, when I wanted to find something, I parked by a phone booth and hit the yellow pages. Not being able to do this in Vancouver proved frustrating…

On the plus side, we had fantastic Indian food in a little hole-in-the-wall restaurant we stumbled across, and generally had a lovely time in the city.

Posted by Claire at 11:59 AM | Days Go By | Comments (3) | Tweet This Post

3 Responses to “Rain and Canadians”

  1. Do let me know if you have any specific questions, restaurants, neighborhoods, etc. as I just finished up 2 years in grad school there last week. (Still have to finish my thesis though). ; )

    I really loved that city. The flashing green lights freaked me out too.

  2. The flashing green lights indicate crosswalks that aren’t at intersections, where a pedestrian can cause the signal to change to red by pressing a button. I was mystified by them also until I noticed that the green lights at intersections never flashed, but those in the middle of the block almost always did.

  3. Claire says:

    Another mystery solved… thanks :)

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