I guess technically this is not strictly about Vancouver. But how can you tell the difference when one town blends into the next with only a slight alteration in flavour undetectable to those of us from small town Saskatchewan. We put space between our cities. Space that lets you drive 110K’s on our 100 K per hour roads. Here there is no space. Hardly a car length between your car and the next going 110 K’s on the 90 K per hour roads. Here I had so little space that there was nowhere to even pull over to check the map. Getting off to a side street may mean a half hour delay since you then have to find a way to get back on this “freeway” and get locked back into the flow of traffic again.
But I did it. I drove in Vancouver – downtown. And tonight out to Cocquitlam and back. Found my way back to my hotel in the night and avoided getting off the freeeway on East Hastings. Now tomorrow am – I hear there is a huge funeral for the last vetran to receive the Victoria Cross in WWII. Streets will be closed. I wonder if I will make it to a parking garage closer to the conference centre?
I guess if you don’t hear from me again – well I didn’t. But I think I can try a few blocks in the centre of this city in the early morning in the light of day.