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beckoa Aug 6, 18 8:32 pm


Originally Posted by beckoa (Post 30042116)
Still trying to get off of work- in Bloomington, IN currently sweating away but having fun.

I did reserve a hotel for two nights at least... that is changeable/refundable.

Inching closer... think this might work after all :cool:

boxo Aug 7, 18 12:38 am

FYI, here are the events going on in and around town over the weekend. Saturday has a 10k run and bike night which will both have street closures.

Music festival: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/eve...estival/17512/
Shakespeare festival: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/eve...estival/17551/
10k run: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/eve...ide-10k/17208/
Bike night: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/eve...e-night/16284/
Grouse Mountain run: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/eve...un-2018/18433/

Bohemian1 Aug 7, 18 11:22 am


Originally Posted by boxo (Post 30055882)
FYI, here are the events going on in and around town over the weekend. Saturday has a 10k run and bike night which will both have street closures.

Music festival: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/eve...estival/17512/
Shakespeare festival: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/eve...estival/17551/
10k run: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/eve...ide-10k/17208/
Bike night: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/eve...e-night/16284/
Grouse Mountain run: https://www.tourismvancouver.com/eve...un-2018/18433/


And the night market will still be up and running.

boxo Aug 7, 18 12:11 pm

The internet tells me the only night market near city centre is Chinatown which was cancelled for the 2018 season. Then there's Richmond near the airport or Shipyards in North Vancouver.

Bohemian1 Aug 7, 18 12:39 pm


Originally Posted by boxo (Post 30057877)
The internet tells me the only night market near city centre is Chinatown which was cancelled for the 2018 season. Then there's Richmond near the airport or Shipyards in North Vancouver.

Indeed it was the Richmond Night Market I was referring to. It's about a 7 minute walk from a Canada Line station.

Smiley90 Aug 7, 18 2:45 pm


Originally Posted by boxo (Post 30057877)
The internet tells me the only night market near city centre is Chinatown which was cancelled for the 2018 season. Then there's Richmond near the airport or Shipyards in North Vancouver.

Richmond Night Market is far more legit than the others and very accessible. It's what every local refers to when they say Night Market. Decent food and..... Uh... Socks, iPhone covers and Korean circle lenses if you're into that. Really, everyone just goes for the food.

pudgym29 Aug 12, 18 4:57 pm

Wait - what else?
 

Originally Posted by Smiley90 (Post 30058509)
Richmond Night Market is far more legit than the others and very accessible. It's what every local refers to when they say Night Market. Decen.t food and..... Uh... Socks, iPhone covers and Korean circle lenses if you're into that. Really, everyone just goes for the food.

The question I ask of Smiley90 is: No, not everyone. What else does that include? Japanese idol image DVDs? :-:
I could very well be interested in that.:;) (Yes, I still obtain physical media.)

nomadic.relief Aug 12, 18 10:29 pm

Hello all!
Just a quick update to let everyone know I haven't forgotten about things! I know I said I'd have an Eventbrite registration out ages ago, but I ran into a bit of a hiccup ... life, it just gets in the way some days. Should be good to go in by mid-week. I have 2 flights reserved for 2:30pm on Saturday (15th) - in an interesting twist, they will both be departing at the same time! (Not sure if that means wing-to-wing flying or opposite flight paths? Yes, I could have asked, but I like surprises.) Also the walking tours have been booked for 9:30/10am on Saturday and Sunday (2-ish hours each). If there are over 25 people we will likely have to split in 2 groups so everyone can hear what's going on (no microphones used), but I'll figure that out once the Eventbrite is up.

beckoa Aug 13, 18 9:49 pm


Originally Posted by pudgym29 (Post 30075229)
The question I ask of Smiley90 is: No, not everyone. What else does that include? Japanese idol image DVDs? :-:
I could very well be interested in that.:;) (Yes, I still obtain physical media.)

Hate to ask about.... Well nm :o

jrl767 Aug 13, 18 11:18 pm


Originally Posted by nomadic.relief (Post 30075898)
... I have 2 flights reserved for 2:30pm on Saturday (15th) - in an interesting twist, they will both be departing at the same time! (Not sure if that means wing-to-wing flying or opposite flight paths? Yes, I could have asked, but I like surprises.) ...

having been at the Harbour Air terminal in Victoria this past Sunday afternoon while waiting to board our flight back to Seattle, they gave each of the two groups for the scenic flights a different colour boarding card to make sure people got on the right plane ... they called the groups by colour about 3-4 minutes apart; the planes taxied out one behind the other, and presumably took off in sequence

I seem to recall that there were two distinct tour routes, but I didn’t pay too much attention to which plane was assigned to which or the direction that each went after takeoff

Bohemian1 Aug 14, 18 11:39 am

Fingers crossed that the awful smoke we have here right now is gone or significantly reduced for the 'Do'.

I'd post pix, but let's just say there wouldn't be many sights to see today.

Smiley90 Aug 14, 18 11:54 am


Originally Posted by Bohemian1 (Post 30081976)
Fingers crossed that the awful smoke we have here right now if gone or significantly reduced for the 'Do'.

I'd post pix, but let's just say there wouldn't be many sights to see today.

No kidding. Memories of last year...

Bohemian1 Aug 14, 18 12:01 pm

Having said that, I can still hear HA planes taking off in Coal Harbour (my office is three blocks away), so I guess there's enough viz to fly VFR.

@nomadic.relief seems pretty organized to me - maybe she already has the appropriate weather reserved for the 'Do'. ;)

CDKing Aug 14, 18 4:35 pm

I'm out now, family event that same weekend. I just cancelled my flight. If anyone wants it CX F JFK-YVR Thursday September 13th has gone back into availability

Smiley90 Aug 14, 18 4:36 pm


Originally Posted by CDKing (Post 30083116)
I'm out now, family event that same weekend. I just cancelled my flight. If anyone wants it BA F JFK-YVR Thursday September 13th has gone back into availability

You mean CX F?


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