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Day 14 - From the Rainforest to the Desert

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Catherine thought that, since Steve Nash went to Santa Clara University, that all SCU alumni should get free admission to his gyms, which seem to be very common and popular.

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After checking out of our room, we went and saw the Catholic cathedral in Vancouver, Holy Rosary. It was shortly before a weekday mass, and people were praying the rosary. The church is beautiful. It looks a bit like the cathedral in Fresno, but seems to be mostly decorated in blue (perhaps in honor of the Virgin Mary).

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Approaching the Lions Gate Bridge, which was built by the Guinness family to connect land they owned in West Vancouver to the main part of the city.

We then went to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, which is an extremely popular attraction. Catherine wanted to use every photo opportunity there:
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while Daniel showed a propensity towards small injuries.
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(Just a small scratch, but getting the bandaid from the information desk required an interrogation about where and how the scratch occurred.

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The actual suspension bridge is amazing. It is extremely rickety, and it is impossible to walk straight on it. However, it is very strong. At one point on the walk, there is a fallen tree that at one time fell on the bridge. The bridge was not even damaged by it.

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Treetop Adventure and Cliff Walk, both amazing paths that give a unique perspective on the forest.

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Lunch in Stanley Park, and our view of the bridge from the restaurant.

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Maple-Walnut Ice cream in Stanley Park.

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Getting gas in Canada for the first and last time on this trip. Gas is more expensive than in the US, and our tour guide in Stanley Park yesterday said he drives to Washington to buy gas.

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The beautiful scenery on the drive between Vancouver and Keremeos, in the Okanagan Valley. It was all spectacularly beautiful.

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A dome home near a campground in the Sunshine Valley.

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Our hosts in Keremeos operate a frame shop. This is one thing they have framed. It is an unusual piece of Native art using moose hair as the medium.

Unfortunately, we arrived in Keremeos too late to get any food from a restaurant. The restaurant/ pub suggested by the hosts was closed, and the nearest town, Osoyoos, was a ways away. We went back to our room unsure about what to eat. However, we discovered that our hosts had put bread in our freezer, which allowed us to make sandwiches and have a pretty good dinner.

Tomorrow, we return to the United States, and stay in Spokane, WA.

Posted by danielcatherine 00:45 Archived in Canada Tagged bridges rainforest dinner injuries capilano keremeos

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do you have a chance to drive through Kelowna? if you can, take the detour - it's charming!

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