Once they were here and settled, I took them over to my old stomping grounds, North Vancouver. More specifically, Lynn Valley and the amazing Lynn Canyon Park. This park was established in 1912 and started out as 12 acres and has now grown to 617 acres. We were fortunate enough to grow up with it on our back doorstep. Please check it out at: http://lynncanyon.ca
This swinging bridge is pretty high over the water.
We called this the "bum slide". It is never recommended for anyone to
slide down the waterfall. It churns and churns when the water goes over the falls and hits the pool, creating a whirlpool that is nearly impossible to get out of.
There are miles of beautiful trails. They weave you through old growth forest.
Hard to believe that it is actually "second growth" forest as the first
trees were logged in the 1920's.....
Due to the now high traffic numbers, many of the trails have been beaten down quite a bit. The District of North Vancouver has built some boardwalks on some of the hilly sections to aid the visitors. We never had these, we just scampered up and down the trails......
This area is the "swimming area" in what is called 30 Foot. Pretty safe for
swimming although extremely cold and clear water.
At the top of this picture (where the water looks like it ends), there is a long
cavern that goes up quite a ways. You can swim up there or take the
easy route by going up there with an inner tube.
I was trying to convince Sue that if she jumped in, I would follow her.
She didn't go for it!!
This is the fairly dry (at this time of year) river bed where the pools from 30 Foot empty into. The water flows down stream and crosses under the big swinging bridge we crossed.
The "photographer" getting that good shot on the rocks....
Banana slug - true North Vancouver wildlife (oh, that and bears!!)
After heading back up the trail from 30 Foot, we went right past the swinging bridge and kept heading south along the trail until we came to another bridge. We always called it the "wooden bridge". It actually crosses an area called Twin Falls.
"Follow the yellow brick road" or in this case, the wooden boardwalk....
Unfortunately, Doug was working but I loved showing off our city to our family. From Lynn Canyon, it was a quick stop at my Mom's for refreshment and then on to a great spot to view our city at Cypress Mountain look out (thanks to Bob and Danna for that idea!!). What a great vantage point. I love this city of ours!!
Thanks for the visit!!!
After a great dinner out at Crescent Beach in South Surrey at Pelagos Greek Restaurant, it was time (next day) to get them to the airport.
Yes, that was an adventure when you take a 2-1/2 year old. Started out playing with Dale at the house and then watching a dump truck dump a whole load of dirt in our lane.....
Putting the race car back together.....
Dumping that dirt in the lane.
This little guy likes to get right in the middle of things.
Can't have too many opinions on how to get those tickets out!!
Okay, I will just sit on the luggage and wait.....
Tags need to go on the bags.....
Sue and Gus pick out their plane of choice!!
Really, the only proper way to eat Miso soup is with no shirt.....
Time for just one more "touristy" picture
...and then home we went!
Thought for the Day: Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere. Albert Einstein