oh, Canada

i know, i know. I’ve been slacking. But now I am feeling pumped up to get more blog entries going to share memories from our trips. To start this off, here’s a flashback to last week Sunday when we spent the day in Richmond, British Columbia.

One thing we’re loving about living in Bellingham is how close we are to Canada – it’s such a short drive! But one thing we miss from the Bay Area is the Chinese food. Richmond in B.C. has come through, in the clutch for us, serving up amazing Chinese food options for us. 😬

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This was a trip we made a few days before the US election and we heard the funniest thing on the radio from the DJ: “On Sunday, we set our clocks back an hour. This upcoming Tuesday, America has the opportunity to set the clock back 40 years.” We had a good laugh, naively, not realizing what would happen on Tuesday. 😢

This is not a political post so let’s just get right into the pics.

It was cool taking the Olympic Experience tour in the Richmond Olympic Oval, and the best part was that we were the only guests. It felt like we had a private tour and could participate in all of the simulations without any wait time.

how much more Canada could you get with a hockey rink?

I have so much respect for olympic athletes, former and inspiring.

The stories within Olympic athletes, and even to inspired fans, family members, and enthusiastic observants pack into it the beautiful side of humanity.

Okay, I know I said at first there wasn’t going to be any political commentary in here, but I can’t help it.

But we need this now more than ever.

Olympics are a time of celebration. A time where we celebrate the human will and determination.

This last week has been the exact opposite of the Olympics for us in the US and even abroad.

Because it’s clear. We’re hurting.

I hope the coming days, post-US election will hold with it brighter days.

ok, i’ll end that there.

we came ill equipped. all we had was US money, but luckily (at a terrible conversion rate) the noodle shop owner accepted US $ and gave us our change in CAD $.

the indoor market served up a ton of food options, leaving us full, and satisfying our Chinese food cravings.

then it was off to Storybrooke, Richmond B.C. where they film the show “Once Upon a Time”. The city name Storybrooke is used in the TV show but the name of the actual city is Steveston in Richmond B.C.

Atalie was geeking out. 🤓

that was about it. we ended the day by taking Kaua’i to a dog park and then went to try some delicious 🍻 at Fuggles & Warlocks – Keeping Beer Weird. They certainly did that.

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