Sunday, January 24, 2010

Memory Lane

So yesterday I went to Vancouver for a trip down memory lane. It's true what they say, you can't go home again. Not that I ever really considered Vancouver my home but it sure has changed in the 6 years I've been gone, or at least it didn't feel the same. I went to my old neighbourhood, walked by the old house, went to my old college, and daydreamed about the things that could have been. That's when I realized how thankful I am for the way things are now.
I estimate that I walked about 15km yesterday, on very little sleep. I couldn't fall asleep on Friday night because I was so excited so I didn't fall asleep until after one and I got up at 5:30 to catch the 7:00am ferry. I proved to myself that a trip to Vancouver can be done in a day but I was so tired on the boat on the way home that I fell asleep in a chair and am pretty sure I was snoring because when I woke up people were giving me that knowing smile. I can only hope that a: I didn't talk in my sleep and that b: those people were kind enough not to record it with their cell phones.
Meeting up with Allanda was definitely the highlight of the day. I can't believe how long it had been. We were going to have lunch at Gyoza King but when we got there they had closed so we went for Korean food instead, pretty good stuff. We did a lot of catching up and reminiscing but the time went too fast and before I knew it I was back on the train. I ended up catching an express bus to the ferry, after taking a detour through the RiverRock Casino in search of a bathroom. Man, that place is swanky. Ferry food was, well, ferry food and then I was off to sleep. Happy to be home.

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