Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Vancouver today

Spent the day running around Vancouver. We hit Spanish Banks / Pacific Spirit reigonal park, Kitslano Beach, Point Grey, Granville Island, and then downtown Vancouver for a Brazilian BBQ dinner. I also got to experience Tim Horton's, and they do have excellent coffee and donuts. They're like the Dunkin Donuts of Canada or something.

I took a lot of pictures, but will have to post them tomorrow, since the card reader that my friend John gave me to use before I left apparently doesn't work when trying to read compact flash cards. So I'll pick up a new reader tomorrow.

The plan for tomorrow is to get up early and head back to the Seattle area, to a Kawasaki dealership to get the oil changed out. I'll be about 100 miles early, but better that than 100 or more miles late. I'll get it changed again at 3k miles, so I'm not too worried about it. The folks at Lake City Kawasaki seemed eager to fit me into the schedule whenever I arrive, but the earlier the better. This is much nicer than the folks at Bellevue Kawasaki that pretty much said it's a crapshoot depending on when I get there, they didn't seem to want my business. So they won't get it.

Once that's done, I'm planning to head over to the Gerbing factory and get an electric vest. They're over in Union, WA, which looks close on a map but in reality is not very.

If I can get all that taken care of by the early afternoon, I may make tracks for Spokane before sunset. Or I may end up in Seattle for another night. We'll see how things go.


Julie Erdfelt said...

Grab some potato chips on the way out of Canada. I like the Ruffles All Dressed the best. I think we took about 10 bags back when we visited...what can I say, we are strange, eh!

Killer said...

hey brad, good news! I know you were waiting for the Bruce Springsteen presidential endorsement before deciding who to vote for, and it's in! Think how much easier your trip will be now that that guidance has been secured.