Thursday, April 29, 2010


I woke up the morning I was leaving for Vancouver SICK with a sore throat and a bit of a fever... but I wasn't going to let that stop me!

I had a lovely, leisurely ferry ride over and got lots of knitting done (pics tomorrow). Apparently the wind kicked up badly here in Victoria after I left (thanks for the call, Esther!) but the crossing was easy, and I was at the airport by 2:30 pm. Plenty early for a 6:30 pm flight, right? Well, I just didn't see the point in going anywhere else in the big city, especially feeling crappy, and I had knitting to do -- so I found a comfy seat in the observation lounge and watched a bazillion planes come and go.

When Hailey arrived we made our way to her client's penthouse in Coal Harbour (just off the edge of downtown Vancouver). Here was the view from the living room:

The place wasn't my personal style at all, and I can tell you that if I ever had big money, the last thing I'd do is buy a 5000+ sq ft condominium (even if it is overlooking lovely boats in a pretty marina), but it was pretty comfy and I got a great night's sleep.

On Tuesday I woke up still feeling crappy but we drove up to Whistler, stopping for a picnic lunch at this lovely little beach in West Van:

Whistler sure looks different post-Olympics, and there's mud everywhere there was snow a few months ago, but I had a nice visit with Hail and we went out for dinner to our favorite pasta place in the Village. I slept well again, woke up still feeling crappy and headed back to Vancouver and the ferry.

Got home last night, still sick, still feeling crappy this morning.

That's my report and I'm sticking to it. Nothing some drugs and some curled-up-on-the-couch knitting won't help!

1 comment:

Grace said...

I hope you kick your cold quickly, I know what a bummer it is to be down and out!!!