Vancouver

Vancouver: Down on the Farm

Posted by on Aug 5, 2016 in Canada, Destinations, Travel Photo Thursday, Vancouver | 20 comments

This week we are down on the farm in Vancouver. Welcome to week 289  (8/4/2016) of Travel Photo Thursday. I’ve arrived home in Halifax, and thoroughly enjoying my time with my Dad. However, he is not connected at all, so that means that my Internet time is severely limited. I have managed to get a cheap sim card for messaging, and 1G of data for emergencies (and you know how long that will last). Thankfully, my favorite cafe is still in business, and they have excellent wifi. If I don’t get around to everyone, don’t despair. I definitely will, but it may take a bit of tine. Okay, here we are , down on the farm in photos.

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My friends moved to what I guess you could call the fringe of Vancouver, last year. Although, still not far from anything, it’s definitely more rural than many parts of Vancouver. Until I arrived, I hadn’t realized that their new rural home included a farmyard complete with chickens, rabbits, lamas (THREE), and the newest arrivals being two sheep.

Into the Barnyard…

Following the food…. The goat’s name is Phoebe and she is a real love bug. Anytime she sees a human she comes running, hoping for a rub!

 

Vancouver: Down on the Farm

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On The Road Photo Essay

Posted by on Jul 29, 2016 in Canada, Destinations, Travel Photo Thursday, United States, Vancouver, Washington State | 24 comments

I’ve been on the road since last Thursday, and have been unplugged for about 90% of the time, and loving it! Welcome to Week 288 of Travel Photo Thursday.The camera has not been working overtime, either. That being said, here are a few of my favorite shots of the past week.

We’re pretty easy going here at BTS, but please remember to follow a few guidelines…

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Approaching Vancouver International Airport

I arrived in Vancouver at noon hour to brilliant sunshine. I took these two shots on our approach to the Vancouver International Airport. The weather has magnificent since I’ve arrived.

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Travel Photo Thursday — June 27th, 2013 — Traveling Across Time Zones and Cultures

Posted by on Jun 28, 2013 in Canada, Featured, Travel Photo Thursday, Vancouver, Washington State | 23 comments

Welcome to another week of Travel Photo Thursday.  I arrived in Vancouver around 11:00am on June 21st, having left Seoul at 4:30pm on June 21st! I managed to get a seat with some extra leg room, so all was good. Since arriving I’ve been spending time between Vancouver and Washington State. The cameras haven’t been too busy, but I have caught some shots with the Iphone. Do scroll to the end for a pleasant surprise.

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Minutes to boarding…Canada bound…

 

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The setting sun…

 

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I managed to miss the sunrise coming into Vancouver, and the next time the camera saw any action I was across the border in Washington State at my friend’s summer place.

Towering evergreen trees everywhere…

 

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The summer retreat … Washington State

 

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On Monday we left the summer retreat for a few days. However, not before a blogging friend and long time contributor to Travel Photo Thursday, Jackie of TravelnWrite, paid a visit. We chatted about our travels, and where we hope to go in the future. There was even some talk of a future Travel Photo Thursday meet-up! Thanks so much for the visit, Jackie! I know our paths will cross again.

 

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Travelers Tip

Washington State is less than an hours drive from Vancouver. Crossing the border is relatively easy. Canadians can cross by showing their passport, or if you are a frequent visitor you can purchase a NEXUS card. The card is good for 5 years, costs $50.00, and gets you into the express lane. If you’re not a Canadian
you’ll have to go into the border crossing office, show your passport, and obtain a Visa. After 48 hours in the States you can bring back up to $800.00 worth of merchandise. There are restrictions on the fruits and veggies you can bring back. You are allowed 1-40 of alcohol or 2 bottles of wine. Keep your receipts!

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