It was a great day to be off...sunny and 10 degrees. Got to take it when we can as this is Vancouver! Rebecca (the girl I am staying with) her 2 boys and her parents took me down to Granville Island today. We walked around there and soaked up the Canadian spirit. Everyone here is in Canada clothing. There was even a scalper selling Canada clothing from the Bay as there is nothing left in the stores here as it is selling like hot cakes. The scalper's wife lined up downtown at the Bay for 6 days in a row at 6:00 a.m. to buy the clothing. She sold $50 jackets for $90 easily. The entrepreneur spirit! Scalping is legal in Vancouver.
After we left Granville Island, we drove around Stanley Park which was beautiful. Got a great picture for Bruce and Kath of a float plane coming in over the Lion's Gate bridge. It is just like summer here; everything is in bloom and people are in shorts.
We then took the scenic drive along the water to Horseshoe Bay and had dinner at a local fish and chips restaurant.
Earlier today I had mustered up the courage to ask Rebecca's dad for a ride on his Harley at some point during my stay. Rebecca's husband Scott brought his Harley and met us for dinner at the restaurant. He brought Rebecca's leather jacket & leather pants (she has a Harley too!) and I was offered a ride home with Scott. Thank God I had a glass of wine at dinner; I was a little more relaxed! So I donned the Harley gear and I got on the back with Scott (thank god you didn't know Mom!) and we drove home from Horseshoe Bay to North Vancouver. (20 minutes) It was beautiful coming into Vancouver and seeing all the lights at night. I had a great ride and enjoyed it very much.
Tomorrow I am working up at the woman's aerials. Hopefully I'll get a position close to the action.
Just saw our gold win by Jon Montgomery in skeleton, we are great! With every medal we win, the buzz increases!
Looking forward to Lynda and Mitch arriving tomorrow. Lynda is my job sharing partner and the 3 of us have tickets to see the semi finals of the women's hockey, in which Canada is playing. Our tickets are for Monday at 5 p.m. Try and watch for us on TV!!
Take care, love the comments.