Saturday, January 31, 2015

Day #23,054

Walk km 18,798-18,809: SFU to Kimbab Cheonguk
Meetup walkers
approx km 18,802 North Road Trail

Friday, January 30, 2015

Day #23,053

Walk km 18,791-18,798 (4255 to go): Aberdeen Station to YVR airport
approx km 18,797 in front of YVR airport

Day #23,053

Walk km 18,789-18,791: to T&T
curried chicken + beef with daikon on brown rice
approx km 18,791 T&T

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Day #23,051-052

Walk km 18,777-18,779: to T&T
Walk km 18,779-18,789: from Dunbar Loop to RiverRock casino
Meetup walkers
approx km 18,784 SW Vancouver

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Day #23,046-050

Walk km 18,770-18,772: to Vancouver City Centre station
Walk km 18,772-18,774: to Vancouver City Centre station
Walk km 18,774-18,777: Loewen Blvd to swimming pool (Steinbach)
approx km 18,776 from a Westjet plane

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Day #23,044-045

Walk km 18,750-18,758: back and forth to Shaw Cable
Walk km 18,758-18,770: UBC to Dunbar Loop
statue of kids on a horse
approx km 18,768 Blenheim Street

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Day #23,042-043

Walk km 18,737-18,740: running errands
Walk km 18,740-18,750 (4293 to go): Capilano Road to Lonsdale Quay
a tunnel
approx km 18,743 under the Trans Canada Highway

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Day #23,041

Walk km 18,723-18,737 (4304 to go): Annacis Island to Newton Exchange
curried goat
approx km 18,836 Parmar Sweets and Restaurant (Newton)

Saturday, January 17, 2015

Simon Fraser University

Day #23,038-040
Walk km 18,694-18,696: to T&T
Walk km 18,696-18,711: 22nd Street Station to Blundell @ #8 Road
Walk km 18,711-18,723: Burnaby Mountain to Kootenay Loop
Meetup walkers
approx km 18,711 Simon Fraser University

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Day #23,037

Walk km 18,680-18,694: Riverport Entertainment Complex to Annacis Island
boats and fog
approx km 18,690 Dyke Road Richmond

Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Day #23,036

Walk km 18,669-18,680 (4356 to go): Meetup walk through skid row
french toast and eggs
approx km 18,679 Grade A Restaurant (Granville Street)

Monday, January 12, 2015

Fraser River

Day #23,035
Walk km 18,657-18,669 (4366 to go): testwalk for trail of the #301 part 3
barge full of sawdust(?)
approx km 18,660 on the Fraser River

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge

Day #23,027
Walk km 18,645-18,657 (4377 to go): Meetup walk through Lynn Canyon Park
walkers on the suspension bridge
approx km 18,649 Lynn Canyon Park

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Day #23,025-026

Walk km 18,632-18,633: to lunch
Walk km 18,633-18,645 (4388 to go): Brighouse to Riverport Entertainment Complex
Meetup walkers having their after walk snack
approx km 18,545 Old Spaghetti Factory

Thursday, January 8, 2015

Day #23,024

Walk km 18,620-18,632: Kerr to Granville via the Fraser River
Meetup walkers
approx km 18,630 Marpole

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Day #23,028-030

Walk km 18,593-18,595: to T&T
Walk km 18,595-18,609: Nanaimo Station to Dunbar Loop
Walk km 18,609-18,620 (4410 to go): Brighouse Station to #5 Road @ Steveston Highway
monkey puzzle tree (detail)
approx km 18,618 Sealord Road

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Sunday, January 4, 2015

Day #23,026-027

Walk km 18,571-18,583: Foreshore Park
Walk km 18,583-18,593: Chinatown and False Creek

Movie #2632: Sunset Strip (2012, Hans Fjellestad)
Interesting to watch but no great shakes as a film. Tons of celebs are trotted out to reminisce about the good old days of the strip.

Movie #2633: Electrick Children (2012, Rebecca Thomas)
One ups The Beverley Hillbillies. Instead of Ozark hillbillies in Beverley Hills, we have Utah Mormons in Las Vegas. Young Mormon girl thinks that she was made pregnant by hearing The Nerves singing "Hanging On The Telephone". So, when nobody believes her, she heads to Vegas to try and find someone who sings and plays the guitar: that must be the father of her baby! The father is never revealed (although hints are dropped) so that the viewers can continue the movie experience afterwards by speculating on who it was. Fun.  
BTW, that Rory Culkin guy sure acts and looks just like the young Emilio Estevez.
BTW, Wikipedia claims that the version of "Hanging On The Telephone" is a cover by "Flowers Forever". 

Friday, January 2, 2015

Day #23,025

Walk km 18,559-18,571 (4454 to go): Lynn Canyon Park
boardwalk with a dusting of snow
approx km 18,564 Lynn Canyon Park

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Day #23,023-024

Walk km 18,539-18,542: to T&T
Walk km 18,542-18,544: to Safeway
Walk km 18,544-18,559: Meetup walk from UBC
two old cars
approx km 18,548 Spanish Banks

Movie #2631: La Jovan (1960, Luis Bunuel)
Excellent. Twin story lines: man lusting after a girl that he knows is much too young for him and hating a man who has a different skin colour than his. For a change a positive religious message as a visiting minister figures out what is going on and manages to straighten everything out.