Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Vancouver Weekend

We went up to Vancouver for the weekend and had a great time staying with Chris Tyrell. We took the bus up there and it was killer. I was apprehensive about riding the bus, thinking that we would have stinky poor people sitting next to us, but the bus was very clean, hardly anyone was on it and we did in fact encounter some poor folk and were pleasantly surprised to find they smelled quite nice. I really don't have a tolerance for driving anymore, so letting the bus driver do all the work while we watched a movie was brilliant - and it only took 3 hours to get there!

When we arrived, we went to Lolitas and had food and drink w/ our friend Lara, who just happened to be visiting at the same time. Staying w/ Chris was awesome. He's got a newly remodeled condo in a high-rise building in the heart of down town so we could just walk everywhere. And he's got a beautiful Burmese cat that we had a fun playing with.

The first day there was sunny, so I went and ran the final 9 miles of the marathon route, which was a real fun way for me to explore the city. Kathleen went shopping while I ran. She got a cute hat and a sweater. The next day was rainy so we went to the art museum and saw some really cool exhibits.

We took train back and watched another movie as it was dark and couldn't see a lick of scenery. I don't think I'll ever drive to Vancouver again. Bus and trains, man, all the way.

2 comments:

Dr said...

Damn you Wilson!!! You are already up to 9 miles??? I gotta get my act together. But I will be training at altitude! And I have to outrun the rez dawgs! B.

PS Damn you Wilson! You damn dirty ape!

MattWilsonMD said...

plus you have the asthma inhaler advantage!