Monday, September 07, 2009

Canada Line

Robert has a friend who works at West Jet and she's signed him up as her "companion" so he can fly dirt cheap, on stand by. He used that when he visited in August and again this weekend. Saturday was grey and drizzly but we decided to do the touristy thing and go ride the new Sky Train extension, the Canada Line from Vancouver Airport to downtown, and back. The new cars are really nice. Large and roomy (both the cars and the seats) and really, really quiet. It's a quick ride from the airport to downtown but a bit boring since most of it is under ground. I guess I'd better get used to that. The New York subway is all under ground :)

In Vancouver we walked through Pacific Centre, a high end shopping mall that goes under ground. We stopped for coffee. I got Starbucks, and Rob, Dad and Aaron got Tim Hortons :)

Robert pondered life with the manequins in Holt Renfrew.
Aaron strikses a pose...
Me, on the train!

The station at YVR. I used to do quarterly meetings at the airport so I got to watch the line being built so it was neat to see it fully finished and ride the train.

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