Vancouver

The flight in last night was clear. It was night, so we couldn’t see much beyond the lights of cities as we passed them by. The pilot announced Detroit and I thought of Oki. He announced Minneapolis and I thought of Bria. He said we’d be seeing Spokane too, and I thought of Ashkitty.

Adam’s parents gave me a digital camera for my birthday…. it’s awesome. It’s a nice little portable Canon A400. They gave me a 256 mb card for it too, so I can fill it in a day and a half. Okay, it might take me longer than that, but only because I’ll delete as I go.

The cats survived air travel and have come out none the worse for wear. They were awfully quiet when we picked them up last night in the Vancouver airport. If the landing had messed their ears up as much as it did Adam’s and mine, then I wouldn’t be surprised if they were totally deaf at that point. They’ve been wandering around mom’s house this morning, trying to avoid the little dog Keiko. Keiko thinks that they’re a new toy. Dayle has been sitting in a window staring out at the fog all morning.

We’re going to explore around the house today, and maybe walk or bike on the dyke some. Hopefully the fog will life and we’ll be able to see further in the distance, since we haven’t seen a mountain at all yet, besides the one we could see flying in. It was dark and the moon was reflecting off the snow on its peak… it was beautiful, but subtle, and mountains are rarely subtle, if I remember right.

It’s 9:03 but it feels like noon. Freaky.

11 Comments

  • templier

    September 27, 2004 at 9:07 am

    Sorry I missed you…

    I didn’t wind up getting back into town until 10:00 last night…I’m glad you had a good trip.

    I hope that you were comfortable enough here, and that you had a blast on Saturday…

    Hopefully I’ll see you in Van sometime in the not-too-distant future…

  • lafemmezilla

    September 27, 2004 at 9:08 am

    I was thinking of you last night and anxiously awaiting your update. So relieved to hear you made it safely.

    And… yay for digital cameras!

  • msfancypants

    September 27, 2004 at 9:08 am

    Didn’t hear from you…

    Sorry I missed you. Did you guys make it to Wonderland?

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      September 27, 2004 at 6:40 pm

      Re: Didn’t hear from you…

      We did, and it was good. I figured you would let me know after you talked to the boy if you guys could make it… just assumed when I didn’t hear anything that you couldn’t. Considering the chaos of the last week we spent in liskeard and toronto, I wasn’t exactly up to the task of tracking people down. I was lucky to find a last-minute place to crash in town before we flew out where I could keep the monsters… But it all worked out and here I am now.

      • msfancypants

        September 27, 2004 at 6:58 pm

        Re: Didn’t hear from you…

        Well it’s almost always crazy around here. It’s understandable.

  • sharolyn

    September 27, 2004 at 9:15 am

    Welcome to Vancouver! Are you staying downtown right now, or somewhere suburban?

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      September 27, 2004 at 6:38 pm

      Somewhere very suburban. Pitt Meadows, just along the Pitt River. Tomorrow we are venturing into the actual city to explore. Assuming we can find our way.

  • ashkitty

    September 27, 2004 at 10:27 am

    Welcome to the West Coast. 🙂

  • johnboze

    September 27, 2004 at 6:17 pm

    Erm…

    Erm, I think that’s spelled “dike” in that context, unless you are talking something far stranger… heh

    Sorry, I hope you were already fully aware that I am a smartass…

    • Jenny Lee Silver

      September 27, 2004 at 6:36 pm

      Re: Erm…

      According to the sign across the street, it’s Dyke. In fact, it says ‘Enjoy our dykes together.’ Take from that what you will.

  • spadoink

    September 27, 2004 at 8:40 pm

    fabulous. so glad you’re here.
    so did you want to meet before thanksgiving or at?
    your choice. i’m totally booked this week and the weekend but next week i’m on holidays and have all the time in the world.

    i’ll email you my real world contacts.