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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan, 21, 2014: Raccoon, Vancouver, British Columbia

PHeymont ·
And they are smart. When my kids were young, we used to camp every summer in Maine, at a site where raccoons came every night to feast at the cans. One year I decided I'd had enough, and brought chain tethers to keep the lids on. Worked fine, the lids stayed quiet all night. But in the morning, when we left our tents, we found that our two stryofoam coolers (which were not in use) had been shredded, all the implements from the table were on the ground, and the ropes securing our storage tarp...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan, 21, 2014: Raccoon, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, that sounds about in character for them. Cute, but cunning. When there is a global Holocaust someday, it will not be the insects that take over the world. It will be the raccoons! Or at least the raccoons will be the commanders. The insects might be their foot soldiers.
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Re: Take a Walk on the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

ViewFromTheChairPhotography ·
Looks like an amazing and beautiful place indeed.
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Re: Take a Walk on the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

TravelingCanuck ·
Great blog and pictures. Glad you enjoyed your visit. We took our kids there about 10 years ago on a visit to Vancouver. It is a beautiful place to visit. Thanks.
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Re: Take a Walk on the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

Samantha ·
Thanks for the comments guys. It is a beautiful and so glad someone suggested we visit. Hope to spend more time there on a future visit. One time wasn't enough, lol. Thanks again.
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

Travel Rob ·
That looks wonderful! How could I of gone 45 years without trying it?!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

DrFumblefinger ·
I don't know, Rob! The cheese is less important to me than the gravy. French fries with gravy are commonly available in Canada. Beats ketchup or that mayonnaise-like stuff the Belgians use. It's very filling and really hits the spot on a cold day, but is a meal all by itself.
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Re: Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

Travel Rob ·
The outside of the hotel is remarkable! Did you happen to get any photos of the lobby. ?
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Re: Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
I do indeed have photos of the interior....It's got a great bar area with wonderful views of English Harbor. Stay tuned....
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Re: Granville Island Market, Vancouver. 2) Seafood and the rest

GarryRF ·
When I bought this computer it had 16 Million colours. Who would use that many ? Well congratulations DrF !! I think you just did. An extravaganza of colour and diversity. Even the photos are fattening !! You've excelled yourself again DrF. You certainly have an eye for the finer things in life !!
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Re: Granville Island Market, Vancouver. 2) Seafood and the rest

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you for your kind words, Garry! Besides the good food and their freshness, I love markets for all their colors and smells, and for the hustle and bustle of the crowd. It's the stuff good travels are made of!
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Re: Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia

Travel Rob ·
Can't wait to see that! I can't help but wonder how the exterior looks in different seasons, but your Fall Shot is hard to beat!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

PHeymont ·
And yet there are many Canadians who put their noses up at it! (including some of my Canadian relatives, I believe). The amazing thing is that it's only a mid-20th century invention...what could have taken so long? And to my amusement: When you read French newspapers, the leader of Russia is...Poutine!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

PHeymont ·
PS...Imagine this served alongside a Franceschina in Porto!
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Re: Poutine. One of Canada's traditional foods. Fried potatoes, gravy and cheese curds! Delicious!!

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: And yet there are many Canadians who put their noses up at it! (including some of my Canadian relatives, I believe). The amazing thing is that it's only a mid-20th century invention...what could have taken so long? And to my amusement: When you read French newspapers, the leader of Russia is...Poutine! OMG! I never would have thought of it as "red" food! But I think Vlad likely is more interested in caviar and young hookers than in potatoes with cheese and gravy!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 8, 2015: Butterfly, Vancouver Island

My Thatched Hut ·
Nice! It is a Tiger Swallowtail.
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Re: May 31, 2016. The Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver

TravelingCanuck ·
What an interesting place. All my trips to Vancouver in recent years yet I never made it to English Bay. Top spot on the itinerary next trip there. Thanks.
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Re: May 31, 2016. The Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver

Travel Rob ·
Wow,what a great place! I hope my friends Sonny and Marine are seeing this as thy are new residents of the city!
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Re: Willis Tower and Our Skydeck Experience—Chicago

PHeymont ·
I haven't been on this one, but I have gone to a few, including Empire State and the old World Trade Center in NY. I always enjoy the view, but if there's an open observation area, I find myself with small chills and odd feelings in my legs as if I were going to fall...no matter how secure it is! So for me, it's the view plus a thrill ride!
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Re: Willis Tower and Our Skydeck Experience—Chicago

DrFumblefinger ·
I've been to the Hancock tower in Chicago, but not the Sears tower (I like that name better to). The views sure are spectacular. As for me, I'll admire the view without going into the skybox, thank you very much!
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Re: Granville Island Market, Vancouver. 1) The Produce

GarryRF ·
WOW!! Some amazing colours and sights there DrF, So vivid it could be 3D. Shame it wasn't scratch and sniff ! I could spend all day just looking at all that fresh stuff. So much nicer than what you get in a big Supermarket. Fruit is so much nicer when you can eat it within 24 hours of plucking it off the tree.
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Re: Granville Island Market, Vancouver. 1) The Produce

DrFumblefinger ·
Completely agree, Garry! Can't beat the quality of food from a Farmer's Market. Besides all the lovely produce, there are dozens of food vendors will to cook you breakfast, lunch or dinner, or make that cup of latte or glass of lemonade. Great place to spend a morning!
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Re: Granville Island Market, Vancouver. 1) The Produce

IslandMan ·
I love a colorful market....
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, July 8, 2015: Butterfly, Vancouver Island

sarcee ·
  This is a close-up I took of a butterfly while visiting Vancouver island . The sun was out early and I suppose it was warming itself in the early morning heat.  I think what impressed me was the delicacy and design of the insect, which let...
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Best and Worst airports list for 2015

PHeymont ·
Port Harcourt, Nigeria, Paris-Beauvais, France and Laguardia in New York City top (or is it bottom?) the shame list for airports in the world, Europe and North America this year on a recent survey. At the other end of the scale, congratulations to...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 23, 2015: Around Vancouver Harbor

DrFumblefinger ·
One of my favorite cities in which to go for a long walk is Vancouver, BC. It lends itself to walking because its setting is incredibly beautiful, its architecture interesting, and there's a lot of fascinating street art you can enjoy. I...
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November 30, 2015: A-maze-ing Laughter, Vancouver

DrFumblefinger ·
A fun cluster of statues made of bronze, to be enjoyed in Vancouver B.C.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Sept. 17, 2013: Trumpeter Swans, Courtney River Estuary, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
 I enjoy birds, though I don't consider myself an avid birder.  I think swans are elegant, graceful creatures but before this year I'd only rarely seen them in the wild.  During a recent trip to Vancouver Island, I visited this bird...
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Granville Island Market, Vancouver. 1) The Produce

DrFumblefinger ·
  One of my favorite markets anywhere is the Granville Island Public Market in Vancouver.  Situated on a piece of reclaimed land, it's become a peninsula and is an island in name only.  It adjoins False Creek and Burrard Inlet south of...
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Granville Island Market, Vancouver. 2) Seafood and the rest

DrFumblefinger ·
  This is the second installment highlighting Vancouver's energetic and fascinating Granville Island Market.  Part 1 featured an overview of the market, it's history and its produce.  This post features the seafood, cheeses, meats,...
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Canada Place, Vancouver, Canada. Where Gumbo was #70

DrFumblefinger ·
    While at first glance it might seem that Gumbo is boarding a sailing ship, he was actually visiting Canada Place in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Vancouver.  Jonathan L was the first to recognize this destination...
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Airlines post a flurry of new routes

PHeymont ·
Airlines are about to fly numbers of new routes, both domestic and trans-atlantic...and some for very cheap.
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The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

Samantha ·
Samantha shares some beautiful views of Vancouver from the Lookout Tower atop the Harbour Centre.
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Willis Tower and Our Skydeck Experience—Chicago

Samantha ·
A visit to Chicago's tallest building, with its spectacular new glass features, with Samantha.
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July 13, 2016: Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver

Samantha ·
Recently we were in Vancouver, Canada and we were lucky enough to spend a little bit of time at Queen Elizabeth Park. It is a 130-acre jewel on Little Mountain. It is 152 meters above sea level and is the highest point in Vancouver. We were there on a very beautiful day and enjoyed walking around and soaking up the amazing atmosphere. I was amazed at how many things there were to see and do. Here are a few: Arboretum Celebration Pavilion Bloedel Floral Conservatory Fountains/Plaza Quarry...
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August 6, 2016: Airport Art -- Vancouver

DrFumblefinger ·
On my travelers, I've found some interesting art at airports. This piece from Vancouver International Airport is one of the best caricatures I've encountered.
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Take a Walk on the Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge, Vancouver

Samantha ·
The suspension bridge, swaying above the canyon, was a highlight of Samantha's visit, but there was plenty more to see and do as well.
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 11, 2013: Burrard Bridge, Vancouver, B.C.

DrFumblefinger ·
 The Burrard Bridge (aka the Burrard Street Bridge) is an Art Deco style bridge constructed in the 1930s.   It spans False Creek and connects downtown Vancouver with its southern suburbs.  In addition to vehicle...
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Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Jan, 21, 2014: Raccoon, Vancouver, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
 I think there are few animals more appealing to look at than "bandit-masked" raccoons, which are about the size of a big cat.  A North American animal, you can find them in many habitats, from forests to prairies to cities.  Raccoons...
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April 4, 2016: 2010 Olympic Cauldron at Night, Vancouver, British Columbia

TravelingCanuck ·
In 2010 the city of Vancouver hosted the Winter Olympic Games. As part of the official opening ceremonies, which were held indoors at BC Place, a permanent second cauldron was set up outdoors. Located at the Jack Poole Plaza beside the Vancouver Convention Center, the cauldron is set against the beautiful backdrop of the Vancouver Harbour and downtown area as well as the surrounding mountains. After the lighting of the official cauldron in BC Place hockey legend Wayne Gretzky made his way to...
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Air Canada links Vancouver and Delhi

PHeymont ·
Air Canada is adding a non-stop flight from Vancouver to New Delhi, starting October 20th.
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May 31, 2016. The Sylvia Hotel, Vancouver

DrFumblefinger ·
An historic hotel in Vancouver, situated on English Bay, Sylvia Hotel is a great place to stay or get something to eat or drink.
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April 6, 2016: Olympic Cauldron, Vancouver

TravelingCanuck ·
A permanent art fixture on Vancouver Harbor, the Cauldron is there to remind people of the 2010 Winter Olympic Games, which the city hosted. Traveling Canuck provides more information.
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Air Canada adds Budapest and more

PHeymont ·
Air Canada starts service to Budapest, just one of a string of international expansions for the carrier.
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Re: The Vancouver Lookout Tower at Harbour Centre

Samantha ·
It was amazing and the views were incredible. It made me want to enjoy the same experience at other revolving restaurants. Thanks for the comments and anniversary wishes.
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Re: August 6, 2016: Airport Art -- Vancouver

GarryRF ·
Art can be fun. If it makes folks smile then it's got to be worth it. Although I've never seen this guy before he does remind me of Orlando. Florida. This guy is so life-like that people stare at him - convinced he will move soon.
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Re: August 6, 2016: Airport Art -- Vancouver

TravelingCanuck ·
All my times through the Vancouver airport and I have not seen this fellow. I will certainly look for him next time though. I am sure I looked very similar on a trip or two myself.
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Re: August 6, 2016: Airport Art -- Vancouver

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for your comments. Garry, if that is not a real person then kudos to the artist for his life-like detail, down to the whitey-tighties peaking through the shorts!
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Re: August 6, 2016: Airport Art -- Vancouver

Travel Rob ·
Good on Vancouver! Although I absolutely love traveling, I no longer enjoy going through airports or customs, something I used to find fascinating. Any attempt to put a smile on travelers faces, I'm all for!
 
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