Thisawayz and Thatawayz

Those who dream by day are cognizant of many things that escape those who only dream at night. – Edgar Allan Poe

Category: British Columbia (Page 1 of 2)

Leaving Canada

When I was checking my luggage at YVR, the baggage handler started speaking to me, in heavily accented, broken English, “Refugees come live off us – live luxury – not work.” I did a double take, looking over my shoulder for someone else he was speaking to. Me? He’s speaking to me? Why me? Do […]

Craft Beer Sampling: Steamworks Brewery

Steamworks is not much to look at from the outside. It’s a plain brown brick building with the brewery and offices taking one end, and the tap room in a scalene triangle shaped room at the other. At the head of the triangle is the entry, containing a very old wood panelled car, and then the […]

Craft Beer Sampling: Moody Ales

We’ve obviously been away too much and not paying attention to what’s going on locally. It’s only been a couple of weeks since we heard of two “new” craft beer breweries with tasting rooms in Port Moody. And when I say “new”, I mean almost a year old. The first brewery we visited was Moody Ales. […]

Veg fest Vancouver

Harold and I took the skytrain downtown with my parents to Veg Fest Vancouver held on Granville street. It was a block long and was part of a larger cultural festival called Viva fest. The first block of Viva fest was all Sikh. We were amazed to not only see Sikh rappers performing, but also a Sikh motorcycle gang. This […]

Graze Restaurant & the Twilight Drive-in – Vancouver

For our second vegan restaurant foray, Harold and I met my parents at the Graze Restaurant on Fraser street, in Vancouver. I had high expectations for this place, after seeing the photos of the food online. Downstairs, they have a more formal dining area where they serve three course meals, and upstairs is an indoor park where […]

Cairo turns 20!

Wow! 20 years ago – 2 decades ago – I did the most amazing thing I’ll ever do in my life. I gave birth to my daughter, Cairo. Every year she asks me,  “So I’m 10,13,17,18,19 now, does that make you feel old?” And every year I answer “Nope, I’m exactly as old as I’m […]

Meet on Main – Vancouver

My Mother and I have made a deal that when we’re both in town we will make plans to visit one vegan restaurant per month. First up was Meet on Main, which caters to burgers, fries and comfort food. I’d seen photos of it on a friend’s Facebook status and it really appealed to me […]

Fernie, BC could have been our t-shirt town

This statue is the original Fernie who the town was named after not to be confused with the current day Fernie who is my stepfather. My stepfather Fernie doesn’t come from Fernie, BC. I expect it would have been very strange to have the same name as his hometown, so it’s probably better this isn’t […]

Kimberly, BC could have been my hometown

My father grew up in Kimberley, but moved to Vancouver when he was 17. I have some very young memories of spending Christmas there at my paternal Grandparents house, but only bits and pieces. One of my most vivid memories is waking up in the middle of the night amidst a group of arms and […]

Golden, BC – Kicking Horse Country

I’ve never stopped in Golden before, but I should have. It’s a cute little town between the Rocky Mountains and Columbia Mountain ranges with access to six national parks: Banff, Glacier, Jasper, Kootenay, Mount Revelstoke and Yoho. Two rivers meet at the town, Kicking Horse River, famous for whitewater rafting, and the Columbia River, which meanders through […]

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