Greetings from Canadia! If you remember my last trip, my flights took a total of 16 hours. A different airline and one less connection put me in the air for less than a third of that time. Unfortunately I didn’t make any single serving friends at all. I had a middle seat on my first flight and the woman by the window had earbuds in her ears before I even got to my seat and the large man who sat on the aisle was absorbed in his newspaper. The crackberry-woman sharing the row with me on the next flight was focused on her beauty sleep. I have no similar concerns.
My connection through Denver left me in awe of their lack of fast greasy breakfast food. I actually bought my breakfast croissant with egg, bacon and cheese from a deli where they cooked the eggs and bacon in a pan, not a microwave. Such foreign concepts astound me and leave my wallet empty. The best part about Denver International Airport is the free wireless internet access (opened up last November). My layover on the way back is considerably longer, so I’ll probably crank out a post from there.
Friday morning was cloudy and I was sleepy so there weren’t many photos to be taken from the air on my window seat on the second flight. My hopes were high for the landing in Seattle to get another shot like I did back in December, but we came out of the low clouds near the airport and never saw downtown. Somewhere over the Rocky Mountains I did capture this one though.
Since my arrival we’ve been to destinations including Canadian Tire, Tim Horton’s, Marble Slab Creamery, SportChek, PetSmart, Pet Land, and Ikea. Sounds like a lot of shopping and indulgent consumption, right? I’m not going to tell you otherwise. There’s also been some TV watching as indicated by the title of the post including America’s Next Top Model, Canada’s Next Top Model, and Pussycat Dolls Presents: Girlicious. I won’t even tell you what shows Marnie wanted to watch.
It wasn’t pissing down rain for most of the weekend so we also made it to the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. They’re amazing, but not prime yet – probably about 3-4 weeks away from being in full Spring bloom. Nevertheless I got some nice photos and I’ll hold those in reserve for another post. Instead, I’ll leave you with the beautiful hyacinth in one of Marnie’s planters.