Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Show 376 Monday 14 May

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Going to Canada 2007
Day 7: Vancouver to Keremeos

We went to bed about 1:30 and got up at 4 to get ready to leave Vancouver.
We packed up our stuff and took a few photos of the Grand Trunk Hostel.
I recommend this place if you're looking for somewhere really cheap to stay in Vancouver.
It's a bit dirty in the corners, but it's not too bad. And I thought the owner was a really nice guy. I think his name was Joe.
English isn't his first language and there were a few mistakes on the signs.
I've never seen anyone write aftering before so I thought that was interesting.

It took half an hour to walk to the station.
The bus ticket to Keremeos cost 57 dollars.
Our bus driver's name was Jim Curry.
We left Vancouver at quarter past six.

The suburbs we drove through as we left the city were really pretty. Lots of tree-lined streets. Some of the places where we stopped on the way had automatic gates.

On the bus we ate the huge strawberries that we bought yesterday.
We saw some yellow school buses, just like on movies.
We saw some cargo trains.

There were lots of white bundles in the fields. I don't what they were but they looked cool.

We saw quite a few Canadian flags flying.

One of our breaks was at Billy's Family Restaurant.

I was tired but I didn't really want to sleep because I was enjoying looking at the scenery.
It was really beautiful.
I saw a bear which was pretty exciting.
And we saw some little animals that crawled up out of the ground.
They might have been moles. I'm not sure. Anyway, I've never seen them before.

We arrived in Keremeos at quarter past 12.

While we were waiting to be picked up we talked to a woman who was also waiting. She was really friendly.
She came from a town near Vancouver and she was telling me how much it had changed over 20 years or so that she had
been living there.

After a while our WWOOF host picked us up, then we picked up his kids from school and then we drove home and spent the afternoon getting settled in.


Grand Trunk Hostel
Pender Lodge

Greyhound Bus Canada



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