Friday, July 9, 2010

How I Spent My Summer Vacation

Time flies!  When we last talked, I was getting ready for a week of adventure.  It was; Tony and I went on vacation.  We arranged for a cat sitter, packed our suitcases, and headed to the Northwest for fun in Seattle and Vancouver.

Why there?   Several reasons. We hadn't used our passports in several years.  I only had a week-long break, so a Grand Tour of Europe was out. The temperatures in Canada are more comfortable than most foreign destinations to the south at this time of year. Also, niece Jenne and her fiancé Tate have lived in Seattle for several years and we hadn't been to visit them yet.

We left St. Louis Friday morning to fly into Seattle for 24 hours, moved to Vancouver for five nights, then returned to Seattle to regroup before our flight home today.  I organized the transportation (plane to and from home, Amtrak between the cities) and Tony took care of the lodging, booking a wonderful boutique hotel in each downtown area.

The trip was a resounding success.  We navigated two transit systems in two new cities.  We got used to loonies and toonies (Canadian $1 and $2 coins),  and experienced the best of both places.

More later.  Now, if you'll excuse me, I have to go make a dent in the dozen of emails and hundreds of items waiting for me in my reader


  1. welcome back! sounds like you had a wonderful time and were very organized about it, which must help.

  2. I love Vancouver. It's a nice place to visit. I'm glad you had a good time.

    (Of course, to me loonies and twonies are normal - US dollar bills look like play money. :)