A foggy look at Horseshoe Bay
Today Barry & I met with Peter Zweber (Wexxar), and Kevin Kane (Ralston Foods) to visit the Wexxar plant for the machine check-out. Luckily, the lidder machine ran well! I toured the plant, saw the machine run, & left them to work out the technical matters. I was on my own! My first stop was the University of British Columbia Botanical Gardens in Vancouver. It was a gray, cloudy, cool day (20 degrees C), perfect to walk through the gardens. They have a wonderful location with an Asian garden, alpine garden, vegetable garden, physick garden (a planting of medicinal plants from earlier times), and a planting of local plants, including the tall, tall trees and large ferns now so familiar to us. After walking through the Garden, I drove a bit further to the central university location to tour the Nitobe Memorial Garden. This is a traditional Japanese garden, planted and maintained beautifully in true relaxation and contemplation form. It had started to rain steadily as I parked the car in a campus garage; a friendly attendant offered to loan me an umbrella for my walk! How nice! I found a little campus cafe nearby and enjoyed a tea and muffin in a dry location!
Back at the hotel, I met Barry, Peter, Kevin and Kevin's wife, Melissa, and baby son, Joshua for dinner. We drove over to Steveston
( a town a bit south) and enjoyed dinner overlooking the foggy Strait of Georgia.
Vancouver Sights & Attractions review
A relaxing, contemplative, introspective Japanese garden. Well worth the tiny amount of time it takes to circle the quiet paths around the… read entire review