I used to rollerskate at Stardust, shop at A&B Sound and commute through Gateway every day. I remember when there were more trees than houses in Annmore and getting floats at A&W drive-ins in Langley and New Westminster.
I used to take the bus (not the skytrain) to New West for $2 movies on 6th. The tugboat at the Quay used to be featured at Expo. The Coquihalla never used to be an option.
I remember when Woodward’s $1.49 days jingles were addictive and informative, Wal-Mart was Woolco, ToysCity and Toys n wheels were abundant in malls.
I’ve come a long way since then (and so has John). We love watching Canucks games at our local pub, browsing the Robson Market, going for walks, and although you can rant all you want, transit usually gets us from A to B.
This weekend we were out and about in False Creek. John introduced me to several places that I didn’ know existed. Sure I’ve lived here my entire life and I can see beyond the boundaries of Vancouver proper. I have probably camped & swam in every body of water from here to Norbury Lake – but that doesn’t, by any means, imply that I know everything about the city (and you already know my feelings about the rain ). I discover new things about Vancouver every single day [mbv].
This Surrey girl is going to keep on blogging about the city she loves, through her eyes, for Vancouverites, new and old as the blog approaches its 2nd anniversary.
I’ve changed the banner to celebrate the new season. It’s a pic I took of some graffiti under the Granville Street bridge. If I knew where to give credit (to the artists) I would – if you know, let me know.
Thank you for reading Miss 604 (and forcing me to invest in more bandwidth :p) may the fun continue.