We have left yesterday, another one of our last minute leave, not organized and still with a not so clear plan in our head for the road to take and what to do.
It has been our first night sleeping in the car, with pads too big, impossible to fit in the trunk and a really bad place to stay, in a pull out of the higway, right next to a big refrigerated truck which has left the engine on all night long. Not such one of the best start we have had. But, as always, we don’t get disheartened. A good breakfast on the lake shore, at the bottom of the mountains and we are ready for our long day. We have the second breakfast at a Tim Hortons in Kamloops, a few kilometers from where we have slept. We realise we have forgotten our purse – with everything inside, passports, credit cards, mobile – which is given back to us with a smile and after an heart attack. We have driven on the highway, more or less 30 km further, when we discover it and we immediately make an U turn right on the highway!
Once we arrive near Vancouver, many kilometers after, we are in line for a long time before really entering the city area. We decide to stop in the Surrey neighborhood, which we understand is kind of a Chinatown, but which has the big privilege of avoiding the Highway 1 tool over the Fraser River Bridge and the incredibly-hard-to-find-and-super-expensive park in the city center. So we leave the car here, right nexto to the Skytrain – Vancouver metropolitan system – stop. For a cheap – let’s say so – 7$ we park for the whole day and we decide to buy the daily metro ticket for another not so cheap – but cheaper than everything else – 9,75$ each.
Vancouver, we are finally coming!