On our Way to Japan!
I’ve been posting for several days now, or thought I was, but apparently it wasn’t working. Jill spent several hours last night and again this morning, working on fixing the problem. Looks like she got it, so good work Jill! Here comes all the posts that didn’t go!
December 14: To Vancouver
We started the day in two very different locations. I hit the road at 4:50 am from the site where I work an hour and a half drive north west of Fort McMurray, Alberta. The temperature was -28˚C. Jill and the girls started off from a hotel in Campbell River, having decided that it made more sense to stay there rather than going home late after Miwa’s Gymnastics and then getting up extra early to make it to Vancouver. The temperature was a balmy -6˚C. Frickin Freezin There was a bit of snow in Parksville, but otherwise it was smooth sailing to the Vancouver Aquarium for Jill and the girls. My trip was likewise uneventful and I got there about and hour after them. I tracked them down in a play area and had a chuckle when I looked around and realized that all the moms (there were no other dads) in the area were asian. It reminded me of my first trip to Japan, when some of Jill’s relatives asked me how much culture shock I was experiencing, and given that I had been in Vancouver for several years at that point, I had to say none. At the end of the day, Tokyo isn’t all that different from Richmond, in terms of ethnic appearance.
We dropped the car at the Park and Fly and took the shuttle to the hotel. Of course, the girls immediately wanted to go to the pool, so I took them while Jill (being rather ill) took a well deserved rest. Ru at window
As seems to happen more often than not, friends of ours were also staying at the hotel, and came over for a glass of wine after dinner. It’s a small world some times.
Following our usual MO, we kept the girls up as late as we could to prep them for the coming time change.
Girls in bed