Sunday, November 8, 2009

O Canada

As you all know, I presented at a conference in Vancouver Canada. The Conference was Oct 26-30....We arrived on Tuesday, and my presentation was on Thursday. So the first few days were all about the conference and going to various presentations etc...

There are a lot of pictures below....but they are not all our pictures. I will have Kevin put more up on Picassa soon, so watch for them there.

Here is a view of the City...this is from our Hotel room....





Friday night we decided to get out and see a little bit. So Kevin and I and a few coworkers of mine took a ferry taxi over to Grannville Island.



We had a lot of fun, there is an excellent market place there, and then we had a good dinner at The Keg. By the time we were done with dinner it was raining and very cold....

Saturday was all fun for us. We decided to take a tour with one of the tour companies. We left in the morning about 9 am and didn't get back till 9 pm...but we got to do lots of cool things:

This is Kevin and I on the bus on as we began the day....

Our first thing is we had to get to the big Ferry boats to take us across to Vancouver Island so that we could visit Victoria....



The Tour bus just drove onto the ferry boat and so did lots of other cars and trucks....like this semi....



And this house......
This is the type of ferry we were on....








Once we got off the ferry boat (it is a 90 min ride each way), we were off for some fun site seeing

The Butchard Gardens
Even in the fall the colors were wonderful...I can only imagine how beautiful in late spring when most things are blooming too....



















After Buchart Gardens we went to Victoria...we only had a couple hours there, so we walked and did some shopping





Then we took the boat back to Vancouver...Sunday we had to go home....so we didn't get to do too many things...but we really enjoyed our time there and must plan a vacation there soon.

This conference is in Orlando (can you all say Disney World) next year....hmmmmm I think I may need to go present again :-) I am sure I can think of something to say