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Monday, June 29, 2015

Canada 2015- Part 08

After we returned from our roadtrip, we all separated to get ready for the evening.

Since it was Saturday night, my friend Ashley was hosting a big BBQ with everyone I know. Such a great way to see all of the friends I've made in BC.
I supplied the fancy American Oreos.

We played with creepy prom Ken doll.


The kids read stories before bed.


We hung out around the fire.


It was a total blast. 


Somehow I found this random photo on my phone the next morning.


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Friday, June 26, 2015

Canada 2015- Part 07

Our next stop was Hell's Gate.
That sounds awfully creepy.

Hell's Gate is actually a portion of Fraser Canyon in Boston Bar. There's a little airtram that takes you from the top all the way to the bottom of the canyon over the rapids. At the bottom, there's some touristy stuff and a restaurant.

We stopped here for lunch (more poutine, of course) and took some fun photos. There's a small bridge that goes across as well but... No. Just no. It was windy. No. 






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Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Canada 2015- Part 06

The next day we took a little daytrip.

I love that I already did the downtown Vancouver tourist attractions. It meant I got to spend a lot more time doing the kinds of things my friends like to do and getting to see places they've been and see more of the nature side of BC than just the city.

We piled into Tara's jeep early and headed for Merritt. Nykky knows how much I love country music, so she and Ashley had suggested this small town since there was a lot of country music attractions here. The drive over was gorgeous and the weather was pretty perfect.


When we got to Merritt, it turns out the Country Music Hall of Fame was closed. No big deal. We got to enjoy all sorts of awesome murals and do the Country Music Walk of Fame. There were some awesome stars along the way so we got to see some pretty cool spots. 








We also made a stop for bannock. I love native frybread from Arizona and the bannock here was pretty awesome. Even better- they cafe played lots of Johnny Cash. 



On our way out, I sampled some contraband in the form of Kinder Surprise.


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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Canada 2015- Part 05

This post is mostly photos.

There's not a lot to say about the Richmond Night Market. 


It was all kinds of awesome and terrible at the same time. I hate crowds. It was an eclectic combination of a street market, night fair, and Asian food fest rolled into one. While the food offerings (boba tea, mango slushes, squid balls) all appeal to my super Asianness, I didn't really eat anything. I managed to snag a couple of fun goodies (a Stitch blanket and a shark costume for Roger). All in all, we were all just a little bit miserable with the heat and the crowds. 


Fun experience though.


The best part was Ashley brought her daughter Jayda who is a riot.


After the market, we were hungry and I got to indulge in some late night poutine.


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