Planning A Summer Vacation to Vancouver, BC

Mark Gordon BrownStarred Page By Mark Gordon Brown, 21st Apr 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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I have not had a proper holiday for years, and am like a little kid excited for my summer trip, which is planned to take us into British Columbia and through the interior.

I need a Vacation

For the past few years I have not been able to take what most people call a real vacation. My wife and I bought a hobby farm and got jobs in the area shortly after moving in. The only place to work is a small tourist area about 10 minutes from where we live, unless we wanted to make a 45 – 1 hour drive to a larger city. Anyhow when you work in a tourist area it sometimes means you do not get proper holidays in the summer as that is when most employers demand your time.

Leaving for a holiday was also difficult with the sheep, donkey, llama, and other farm critters (we had ducks, chickens, pheasants) and as such we never really went for any more than a 3 day, 2 night trip. But this year is going to be different.

I have changed jobs and now am I allowed proper holidays! We are not going to keep as many birds this summer, perhaps just a pair of doves or pigeons, and as such it won't be so hard to find somebody to watch the farm when we are away.

Summer Holiday Plans

We are planning on driving from our hobby farm near Edmonton, Alberta, to the west coast of Canada, to Vancouver specifically. I have never been. I am from Michigan originally, so this will be a first for me, although my wife has lived there in the past.
It is months away but I am excited already.

We will pass through the famous Okanagan, perhaps we may get a glimpse of Ogopogo, the lake monster. Last year we had a 3 day trip and made it as far as Mara Lake in the north Okanagan, I thought Sicamous was great, but further south are the orchards and vineyards. There should be some really great fruit stands too.

I thought we might see some killer whales off the coast but my wife says this is not likely, however the area (Vancouver itself) we are going has been in the news lately for having human feet wash up on the beach...

Well as you can see I am really looking forward to my trip even though it is not until July. I hope to have some great pictures to share with you then, I have been mentally exhausted and have not really been active writing, I think I really need the trip to help me recharge.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
Raised in Michigan, I have a son who recently joined the Military. I am living in Canada with my wife where we have a hobby farm.

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author avatar Judy Ellen
21st Apr 2012 (#)

Great Article! I love country life too!!

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
21st Apr 2012 (#)

Good to hear this Mark and to learn about your hobby farm. Let's face it, you and your wife have an enviable life style.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
21st Apr 2012 (#)

Wonderful trip and well deserved sounds amazing...thanks Mark...:0)...glad you still are keeping the farm...

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author avatar Peter B. Giblett
21st Apr 2012 (#)

Loved the article, I also have visited BC and think it is a wonderful place to visit.

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author avatar Denise O
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Oh Mark, I am so happy for you both, how great will this be. Well the human feet is not much to look forward to but hey, life is an adventure. I am so excited for you two. Have a great time! As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Md Rezaul Karim
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

So far away Vancouver. Nice share for dreaming. Thanks.

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author avatar Val Mills
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Looking forward to seeing you come back recharged Mark. And we'll no doubt learn all about the trip on your return.

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author avatar Funom Makama
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Nice, I hope u enjoy it. I am also in your shoes... Its been a while I traveled out and I would be in Spain and Bulgaria sometime in July.... Any time I think of it, there is this excitement which follows. Just can't wait.

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author avatar Tess Irons
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Enjoy your vacation, Mark. You deserve it. Vancouver, BC is a nice place. I've been there before and I enjoyed it. I'm planning to go to Canada again this summer, probably in Victoria.

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author avatar Christine Crowley
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Sounds like so much fun. I hope you enjoy your time "off".

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author avatar Buzz
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Have a grand time, Mark. Hope you also take videos of the wonderful places and share them to us. God bless!

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author avatar Denise Larkin
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

Wow interesting article. Hope you have a great time!

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
22nd Apr 2012 (#)

It's not until July which still seems like a long way off. I am excited to visit Vancouver, while my wife dislikes large cities, I find I get recharged in them.

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author avatar Don Rothra
23rd Apr 2012 (#)

Nice work. I'll be heading for Jamestown, New York in a few weeks for a writing vacation.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
24th Apr 2012 (#)

We are also getting excited and looking forward to your holiday going by the comments here! Have a great time and looking forward to the share of your happy time in due course, Mark - siva

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
24th Apr 2012 (#)

I love Vancouver and the island there...have a great vacation Mark...

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author avatar Retired
24th Apr 2012 (#)

Great article...hope you have a great trip...British Columbia is just north of Idaho...

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
28th Jun 2012 (#)

The time is drawing near. Have a great trip Mark.

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
28th Jun 2012 (#)

Wishful thinking now, because there has been recent flooding in the Sicamous area, which we will pass through on our way to Vancouver.

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