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Oct. 16th, 2003

Weatherpersons are saying that it's supposed to rain straight through until Sunday here in Vancouver.
Living in a Pacific North West Rain Forest is definitely not for the dry at heart.
There are old growth trees in Stanley Park that are hundreds of years old. No matter when I've been through Stanley Park - in the trees and not just around the seawall, the air is always humid and thick, and smells wonderful. There's moss dripping off gnarled limbs and blankets of ivy cover the forest floor. It's like stepping into another world in there. Surprised I haven't come across and elf or hobbit on my journeys. There is a hollowed out tree stump in the Park that is big enough to park a mini or a volkswagen beetle in.
And our resevoirs are getting plenty full which is a good thing.
Then there's the enchantment of Pacific Spirit Park on the UBC endowment lands. Forest at the ocean's edge. Heaven on earth.

I have a question ... totally unrelated to that bit of babbling ...

If I were to come visit any of you in your city, town, rural area, what popular 'tourist attractions' or 'well kept secrets of the locals' would you take me to?
Describe some of them to me.
Maybe include links to tourist sites.
Show me yours, I'll show you mine :o)

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chootoy
Oct. 16th, 2003 04:29 pm (UTC)
I'd love to visit Houston one day. hint:wink

One thing I love to tell people I've done here is go for a hike up in the North Shore Mountains in the morning where there's still a little bit of snow on the ground then come down to Jericho Beach or Spanish Banks and soak up the sun in shorts and a t-shirt.

As for your husband's weather concerns....he's got a point. The cold is cold and the wet is real wet.
But the beautiful days inbetween are so gorgeous, you forget you've been soggy for 3 weeks straight.
because it really can rain for 3 weeks straight out here

I live in New Westminster. Just a Skytrain ride away. It's one of the older neighbourhoods in the 'lower mainland' and has a amazing 'heritage home' areas. They give tours of some of the homes they are so nice.
(I guess I'd take a visitor on one of those tours if they came to visit.)

You're still invited - any time!
riveroflife
Oct. 17th, 2003 11:12 am (UTC)
You're still invited - any time!
Thanks, man! You're also welcome anytime. If you ever feel the need to visit Texas, there are many friendly faces here.

One thing I love to tell people I've done here is go for a hike up in the North Shore Mountains in the morning where there's still a little bit of snow on the ground then come down to Jericho Beach or Spanish Banks and soak up the sun in shorts and a t-shirt
That sounds heavenly. I bet there are people who live there who don't even appreciate the beauty they're surrounded with. I suppose the weather would take some getting used to for some people, but it's right up my alley. I love rain and if I could wear a sweater every day I would be a happy girl.

So this is where I become "that annoying girl who asks all the questions". I know people call Vancouver Lotus Land, right? Is it really as laid back as the rest of the world seems to think?
chootoy
Oct. 17th, 2003 02:09 pm (UTC)
Is it really as laid back as the rest of the world seems to think?

Yeah, it can be.
Snow board up at Whistler in the morning, wind surf in the afternoon in English Bay.)

I did a google search for 'lotusland' believe it or not and this is what I found.

WordNet Dictionary. Lotus Land or Lotusland.
Definition: [n] an idyllic realm of contentment and self-indulgence.

Hmmmm, that's about right. Self-indulgent contentment. :o)
we also grow the most amazing pot in these here parts (*cough*according to experts*cough*) and that gets you pretty frickin' mellow too.

But you really don't need the weed to find that idyllic realm.
You can totally just get high on the nature around you.
(Okay, enough of me sounding like a granola chewing, burkinstock wearing hippie)

And yes, the rain is wonderful if you look at it the right way and darlin' you'd have an amazing sweater collection if you lived here. :o)

Peace out.
riveroflife
Oct. 17th, 2003 03:48 pm (UTC)
we also grow the most amazing pot in these here parts

See, that's the one thing that has worked in my favor in my efforts with the husband. that and the supposed leniency of the marijuana laws (or lack thereof) have piqued his interest a bit.

Thanks for indulging me in my Vancouver problems. :)

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