One of the big goals of the kids for this trip was to become international travelers . . . we wanted to visit Canada.
We got up bright and early on Day 28 and drove north, and drove and drove and drove north. When we got near the border, there was a sign that told how long the waits were at the border. We opted to head inland a bit and cross at Langley, WA. While we were waiting in line, we played "American Idiot" by Green Day. We're wacky that way!
The very nice French-Canadian border guard was somewhat surprised that we would drive so far to have lunch in Vancouver but encouraged us to have a nice visit!
Vancouver is a beautiful city. We drove around enjoying the sights and sounds. We had lunch at an outdoor brew pub in a trendy neighborhood and felt like The Beautiful People. We headed over to Sidney Park and drove the loop there -- stopping to check out the totem poles. And, then headed back to the good old U. S. of A. And, yes, the US border guy was equally thrown by the fact that we'd driven up for the day. Is a three hour drive (each way) too far to give your kids a lifetime experience? We didn't think so!
What a great day.