Now that we have our Canadian passports, popping over the border to the USofA is a lot more appealing and quicker than before. Mount Baker Recreation Area is only a couple of hours from Vancouver and so is a tempting option, given that we often see glacier-covered Mount Baker from downtown on a clear day.
Summer holiday time rolled around and we decided to head off to the Canadian Rockies for a week of camping and hiking, with the main event being to heading into Lake O’Hara for a few days. We set off from Vancouver on Saturday morning, clutching our new Canadian Citizen Access Passes that promised to give us free access to all of Canada’s National Parks.
I had a great work visit to our (fairly) new Hatfield Consultants Africa office in Gaborone, Botswana. From the Vancouver “summer” to the southern African winter, I thought I had packed enough warm clothes. I was wrong, but no complaints about the amount of sunshine and the opportunity for an awesome trip to the Okavango Delta.
All too soon the first long weekend after our move back to Canada came around, and we weren’t really organized for a weekend away, after several months of running around like headless chickens sorting out every detail of our “nearly-new” life. Luckily, Vancouver Hash House Harriers came to our rescue, and we were tempted into making the drive north from Vancouver to the village of Lund.