Discolor Online

Weblog of the sweetest person you never want to piss off.



I lived in Vancouver, BC for four years with my ex-husband. It's where my daughter was born (a fact I'm thankful for nearly every day). I loved the city, the friends I made there, the climate, everything. Even though I faced some very unhappy times there as well, everything around me in Vancouver worked to help me through those hard times and supported me when I needed it, individually, governmentally, culturally.

In the early days of my separation from my ex-, I drove back to Canada frequently. I would make the six-hour round trip drive every weekend so he could see his daughter as often as he cared to. As we settled into more of a routine and came to different agreements on what his visits were going to be like, we changed some things. Tighter security after 9/11 made border crossing incredibly more tedious, frustrating, and time-consuming. I stopped going up to Vancouver on a regular basis, and I visit a couple of times a year if I'm lucky these days.

The last weekend in February, Pramas and I are taking the train to Vancouver. We'll drop Kate off with her dad and spend the weekend north of the border. Tickets are booked! We'll be staying downtown near Stanley Park, and I'm hoping for some unseasonably mild spring weather by then. I'm definitely intending to get in a brunch, perhaps at The Fish House in Stanley Park as long as we're at that end of town. If we were driving, I'd head out to The Pink Pearl but I'm sure we can find a reasonable substitute dim sum place. I'll be checking out what new dining options that may have sprung up since my last reasonably long visit to the city.

Meanwhile, I'm definitely going to want to see those folks I so rarely get to visit with anymore. VertigoGirl, Evil Jeff, MacBin, I'm looking at you: let's be sure to get together!


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Anonymous Anonymous Says:

I look forward to it!
Mr MacBin

Anonymous Joanna Says:

Not sure if you already know about it, but egullet.org sounds like it'd be right up your alley (in your copious time, of course). This is a link to the Vancouver section of the website: http://forums.egullet.org/index.php?showforum=74 .

Blogger Nikchick Says:

Thanks Joanna! I used to visit egullet but it had fallen out of rotation for a few years now. Great to see there was a lot of discussion there about good dim sum places in Vancouver, as that's something I'm eager to try out on our trip.

Anonymous Anonymous Says:

Hey, It's Evil Jeff

We would ove to see you. We have discovered a Susi place that is not to be beleived, so earmark about 25 bucks for each of you.


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