Thursday, November 27, 2008

Day 6 - Squamish, British Columbia to Vancouver, Washington

Happy Thanksgiving!

We woke up in Squamish to the tall mountains towering overhead. It was dark when we came into town last night. We noticed that the lenses on both of my fog lights and one of my headlights have been cracked from kicked up rocks; probably from all the big trucks. After grabbing some coffee, we got on the highway and headed South.

[ Squamish, BC ]

We stopped to take photos at Britannia Beach and then made a quick visit to Horseshoe Bay. It was a small ocean side town with lots of cool little houses and a small boat harbor. There was a little floating police station in the harbor.

[ Headed out to sea ]

[ Boat yard ]

[ Danger ]

[ Taking photos ]

[ Falling apart. I thought this building looked pretty cool ]

[ Old boats ]

[ Horseshoe Bay ]

[ In comes the ferry ]

[ A floating police station ]

We passed through Vancouver, BC and headed onward to the border. We had a little mishap at the border and ended up in the "Nexus" lane. We didn't realize this until we had passed a long line of cars and it was too late to turn around. I guess we were supposed to have a special card and a background check to use this lane. The car was temporarily impounded and we were pulled inside to have a lecture on proper border crossing protocol. Basically, don't get in far right lane. Moral of the story: we still got through faster than if we had been in the correct line.

[ Vancouver, British Columbia ]

[ Entering Seattle ]

Once back in the states, we met up with my college friend Mark who is just started grad school in Seattle. The three of us found a restaurant downtown for Thanksgiving dinner. It was fun to catch up and it was nice to get out and see some of the city. Downtown Seattle was dead.

[ Checking the oil ]

After dinner my father and I continued South to Vancouver, Washington. We are just outside of Portland. Tomorrow we will do a little work on the car and then go exploring. He will be flying home to Alaska tomorrow night and on Saturday I will be meeting Dana to caravan the rest of the way to Jackson. My total trip length is around 2,500 miles now.


Anonymous said...

Looks like a great trip, guys! But I want to know where is the picture of the World's Largest Glass Beehive?!?


Dan said...

Yeah, and what about the World's Largest Glass Bees?

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