My household is going on vacation! As I exit my current job I’ll be drawing down all my remaining vacation, so it only seemed polite to share it with the rest of the family.
We have a preference for city vacations. Shopping around for air fair we discovered we could fly to Seatle for around $230 round trip from Boston. So it’s off to Vancouver.
I’ve been involved with the Liberty Alliance Project over the last few years. Liberty is a industrial standards alliance and one way such organizations attract sophisticated labor and keep the lower classes out is by having the meetings in lots of exotic locations all around the planet. I hate that, but I really liked Vancouver the time we went there. Good food!
I’m reading a very nice book about Vancouver written by a Canadian humorest. It reports that while some people call Vancouver the “Evergreen Playground” since it has only rarely fallen below freezing there. Others refer to it as the “Everpiss Grayground” since they get a hell of a lot of rain. He assures me that July is the driest month; unless you plan you vacation visit in July. So we are going late in August. The mountain range that rises next to Vancouver catchs all that rain. The closer to the mountain the more rain. So one side of Vancouver gets about a 160 inches a year while the otherside only get a small fraction of that. I wonder why none of the pictures of Vancouver on the net seem to show clouds or rolling banks of fog.
We will only be there for a week, but send in your suggestions for fun stuff to do. We still need a place to stay as well.