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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)


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.
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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