Friday, November 03, 2006

vancouver

We are coming to the end of our week in Vancouver. We had crisp air and sunshine for the first five days and constant rain for these last two. We are currently in a very busy internet cafe/billiard hall in Vancouver's West End. The clientele is almost exclusively young and Asian. It's far too noisy for real writing. At least for me.

Barbara and I have had a wonderful week together. Starting out with getting married on Monday. More about that later–if it seems there is more to write. Mostly, it was a lovely affirmation of the relationship we already have. And a strange, unexpected rush at being legally recognized for the first time in 20 years. If only for the few days north of the U.S. border.

We've tasted incredible salmon and tried several variations on the local dessert: nanaimo bars. We've been wined and winded (flatlanders from the land of cars plunked down into this hilly, walking city). There've been wonderful homecooked meals and ferry rides and conversation. The cold weather has been unexpectedly pleasant. I generally hate the cold but for some reason, these 40-45 degree days have been lovely. Until the rain. Cold and wet is cold and wet and not pleasant in any climate.

There is talk among our friends of a future journey by car and camper to Alaska starting in Alvin & David's hometown of Fort Nelson. Right now, the idea of walking in this climate is pleasant but it might be stretching my capacities to actually camp in a place more than 1,000 miles north of here. Nevertheless, city girl here is not ruling it out.

4 comments:

bob and kathy said...

wonderful! we love it! congrats on your wedding! we want all the details when you get the chance. this is so excitng!

kathy said...

oh my gosh, im so excited i forgot to ask.........where are you registered? and if your not then at least give us some ideas please. im so excited and bob is sleeping. im going to go kick him in the ass and tell him the news!!!!!

Anonymous said...

It's about time that bitch made an honest woman of ya!

Texas2Tennessee said...

Pictures...are there pictures? I always thought of you as married, but it's nice to know it's now "official", at least in Canada. Congratulations!