Winnipeg to Vancouver – Heading for Home – Day 1 & 2

I had not planned on heading for home for a few more days and today was supposed to be the day I went to Vancouver Island to spend a couple of days with my brother Doug and his wife Erin. But, when driving through the mountains on the way west, I noticed a sign that… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver – Heading for Home – Day 1 & 2

Winnipeg to Vancouver – Day 7, part 1

Unfortunately, our boat ride out to look for whales & other wildlife was cancelled again today and I have no more days left to go on it. Luckily, my daughter Angie had a backup plan though and we headed for the Capilano Suspension Bridge. It was cloudy and a bit chilly, but it was a… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver – Day 7, part 1

Winnipeg to Vancouver – Day 6

My daughter Angie and I had plans for the afternoon, but did our own things in the morning. We had booked a boat ride out to look for wildlife in the afternoon – specifically whales and were excited to go. We left early to make sure we made it on time and ended up with… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver – Day 6

Winnipeg to Vancouver – Day 2

Even though it was cloudy this morning, I headed to Grayling Lake to see about a sunrise photo. Today is a bonus already even with the clouds because the forecast said rain all day and it isn’t raining, It also wasn’t going to show me a sunrise – but even without the sun, the early… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver – Day 2

Winnipeg to Vancouver – day 1, part 1

As if it isn’t far enough to go from Winnipeg to Vancouver, I decided to take a detour on day 1 and go to Riding Mountain National Park. It isn’t much good coming here just for a few hours, so I booked 2 nights here. 🙂 The drive here was uneventful. I drove the Trans… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver – day 1, part 1

Heading for Home

The trip to Vancouver was not a vacation, but I did extend it a bit to spend time with my daughter and it was also nice to see some friends and relatives at the funeral, who I don’t see often.  But early Thursday morning it was time to get on the plane and head for… Continue reading Heading for Home

Dan

Dan Runchey (my nephew) was born October 15th, 1977 and passed away March 9th, 2017. Dan was my brother, Doug’s son.  He and his sister Catherine lived with their parents in a few locations when they were growing up, starting in Winnipeg, Manitoba.  They moved to Ottawa, Ontario when Dan was 7 years old and… Continue reading Dan

A Walk with Angie & Emily

After I arrived at Vancouver Airport, I picked up my rental car, dug the GPS out of my bag and set it for Angie’s place.  Amazingly enough, I arrived at her place safe & sound without having to have made any detours or adjustments.  I think this may have been the first time that the… Continue reading A Walk with Angie & Emily

Winnipeg to Vancouver

On Monday, I left Winnipeg – heading for Vancouver.  My nephew’s funeral was set for Tuesday morning. This would be my first flight with West Jet and the plane was scheduled to leave Winnipeg at 6:20 am.  I decided to spend the night at the Best Western Hotel very close to the airport, so I… Continue reading Winnipeg to Vancouver

Day 4 – Port Coquitlam 2

This morning Angie arrived to pick me up and we headed for Grouse Mountain (after stopping for breakfast on the way).  It was time to take a ride up the mountain to see what we could see. It was another beautiful day and the message at the bottom of Grouse Mountain said visibility was unlimited. … Continue reading Day 4 – Port Coquitlam 2