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jrl767 Aug 17, 18 2:43 pm

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...485eb21b5f.jpg

google maps shows about half a dozen other beer venues (brewpubs etc) within a few blocks :D

Smiley90 Aug 17, 18 3:03 pm


Originally Posted by jrl767 (Post 30095027)
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/www.fly...485eb21b5f.jpg

google maps shows about half a dozen other beer venues (brewpubs etc) within a few blocks :D

Welcome to Vancouver haha. There's even more than the map shows... There's also e.g. Tap&Barrel literally right next to Craft.

The best of these is Brassneck though, fyi.

BOB W Aug 17, 18 5:20 pm

Signed up for everything. Hope the smoke clears by then.

Bohemian1 Aug 17, 18 5:52 pm


Originally Posted by BOB W (Post 30095453)
Signed up for everything. Hope the smoke clears by then.

Way less of an issue today.

You can keep on eye on the smoke situation on this site.

polkacat Aug 18, 18 10:34 am

Signed up with my +1 for dinners and walking tours. We're going to pass on the flightseeing after all.

Smiley90 Aug 18, 18 8:04 pm


Originally Posted by Bohemian1 (Post 30095529)
Way less of an issue today.

You can keep on eye on the smoke situation on this site.

Crazy smoke day today. You can literally look straight at the sun and it's a big bloody ball in the air. Made the day super gloomy.

Bohemian1 Aug 18, 18 8:15 pm


Originally Posted by Smiley90 (Post 30099014)
Crazy smoke day today. You can literally look straight at the sun and it's a big bloody ball in the air. Made the day super gloomy.

With orange shadows that I found somewhat disconcerting. But could be totally fine for the 'Do'.

If not, we'll just have to drown our sorrows over tales of misconnects and lounge dragons.

nomadic.relief Aug 19, 18 2:20 pm


Originally Posted by ANC RED-EYE (Post 30092635)
Thanks! Looks great! Will there be costs associated with the walking tours?

Thanks! I knew I was missing something! The walking tours will be between $15-25 each depending on how many people sign up. I will post firm numbers at the end of the registration period, so around Sept 11th or 12th. They will payable in cash (I will be collecting as I see people).

nomadic.relief Aug 19, 18 2:27 pm


Originally Posted by Bohemian1 (Post 30099044)
With orange shadows that I found somewhat disconcerting. But could be totally fine for the 'Do'.

If not, we'll just have to drown our sorrows over tales of misconnects and lounge dragons.

While I would love to guarantee good, clear weather, right now I'm just working on a hope and a prayer. I will be calling Harbour Air on Monday or Tuesday to find out if cancellation is possible if the air doesn't clear, in which case, refunds will definitely occur in some format regardless of the EventBrite signup. Trying to remember how long last year's smoke lasted ... definitely not a fan of this - two consecutive summers half ruined by smoke. Never mind the devastation of the fires. :/

jrl767 Aug 20, 18 9:01 am


Originally Posted by nomadic.relief (Post 30102191)
While I would love to guarantee good, clear weather, right now I'm just working on a hope and a prayer. ... definitely not a fan of this - two consecutive summers half ruined by smoke. Never mind the devastation of the fires. :/

I never thought I'd say that mid-August weather in the other Washington is preferable to that in the REAL Washington, but I'm not complaining about having to be in the DCA area for the next few days

ok, back on topic ... my wife reminded me that Sun afternoon/evening border crossings are NOT fun, so we have decided to stay Sun night as well (35k points, but it beats $C350) and drive home to Seattle on Mon

Bohemian1 Aug 20, 18 4:40 pm


Originally Posted by nomadic.relief (Post 30102191)
Trying to remember how long last year's smoke lasted ... definitely not a fan of this - two consecutive summers half ruined by smoke. Never mind the devastation of the fires. :/

I seem to recall it being mostly gone by early September last year.

Smiley90 Aug 20, 18 6:02 pm


Originally Posted by Bohemian1 (Post 30107381)
I seem to recall it being mostly gone by early September last year.

I hope so, because as someone with Asthma, it's legitimately difficult to breathe outside at the moment. Forecast says improvement towards the end of the week at least. Let's hope we're done with this soon and get rain.

Bohemian1 Aug 20, 18 8:26 pm


Originally Posted by Smiley90 (Post 30107621)
I hope so, because as someone with Asthma, it's legitimately difficult to breathe outside at the moment. Forecast says improvement towards the end of the week at least. Let's hope we're done with this soon and get rain.

I have asthma too and I live there! It's supposed to better by Wednesday but it comes and goes depending on the prevailing winds. But normally the breeze does a good job of clearing things out.

Based on local reports, I'm kinda glad I'm not there right now, although I am flying back into Winter tomorrow. But at this point, I'd rather freeze my butt off for a couple of days than suck on smoke.

Smiley90 Aug 20, 18 8:36 pm


Originally Posted by Bohemian1 (Post 30108134)
I have asthma too and I live there! It's supposed to better by Wednesday but it comes and goes depending on the prevailing winds. But normally the breeze does a good job of clearing things out.

Based on local reports, I'm kinda glad I'm not there right now, although I am flying back into Winter tomorrow. But at this point, I'd rather freeze my butt off for a couple of days than suck on smoke.

I live here too, what I wrote was my local report haha.

Bohemian1 Aug 20, 18 9:30 pm


Originally Posted by Smiley90 (Post 30108155)
I live here too, what I wrote was my local report haha.

Sorry, saw the ZRH reference and made an assumption. I bet the air is clear there though.


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