Hey Everyone! Just wanted to update. Dave starts his new job tomorrow which is exciting. I’m still looking, and the two places i’m trying to get certified with are hemming and hawing over my schooling, even though I had to get my schooling approved as transferable to Canada by their government. Though it hasn’t stopped me looking for a job, it has made it more difficult. We are currently looking for places to move to, might be in the New Westminster area, or East Vancouver. Both of us are a bit stressed but doing well. 🙂 I’ll try to put up some pictures of how lovely it is here soon. We love you all and miss you terrible, and once we get it figured out i’m expecting everyone to visit.
I know we are a bit slow on all the updates. First off it has almost been a month since we have moved up. I’m almost entirely done with my applications (I keep sending stuff in and having to get companies to send in copies, which takes a couple of weeks). I will be doing my last part of it tomorrow, hopefully. We almost have the car registered with the ICBC, Canada’s DMV + insurance. We drove down to Washington to get all the recall information on our car. We have to get one more recall done, which we are going to do Wednesday. We then have to take the car to Canada Tire, where they will look at our car and determine if it is “Canada legal” to be allowed to be registered. We know we will have to do some work like get daytime running lights installed, but hopefully it won’t be too much else. We then have to allow Canada Tire to fix everything that’s wrong (fingers crossed it won’t be super expensive). Then we have to go to the border again and talk to Border Patrol, turn in our car paperwork and list of stuff from our storage unit. Then, at long last, we can go to the ICBC and be done with the car. We are also currently figuring out how to get new licenses; it seems like we just trade them in because we are Americans and they have a deal with the USA.
Okay, now for the fun stuff! HERE are pictures of last weekend when we went to Stanley Park. Stanley Park is bigger than Central park in New York and like Central Park has many films and tv shows filmed there. Dave and I decided to take a horse drawn carriage tour of the park and here are pictures. BUT FIRST Pictures of the zoo part of the Safari I promised you all earlier.
Now for Stanley Park Pictures!
Last, but not least, random pictures that I want to share.
I know Dave and I have not been keeping you posted nor have we been posting the pictures. So as they say in Canada Sorey (Sorry). Here are some of the pictures from the safari which was VERY fun. They also have a little zoo part.
When you get there, they go over the rules, like don’t spook the Rhino she has bad eye sight and can rip through your car. When we went it was a little rainy so the animals were not on the trails but you could still see them. The first part is all open so the animals can go up to your car and when they get too close they advise you to roll up your window. This part had ostriches, rheas, and rhinos.
Than we got to see some predators, however they are behind chain link fences, and the bears are behind what I HOPE is electric wires. I’m pretty sure if either species wants to get to your car they could.
Then we were in a part with no predators again.
Then came the part where you can actually feed the animals from the car, which sounds fun; but emus coming toward your open window is a bit terrifying so there was a lot of throwing the food at the animals (we wanted to feed them, but we didn’t want them to put their terrifying beaks in the car)
Then came the deer
Then the last creature was another RHEA
I’ll add the zoo pictures later.. they’re on Dave’s phone.
Here are some fun pictures from the road
Okay now here is the place we are staying at
At last the final picture for this post, I know you want to know how Agatha is doing.
We just got on the road and will be at the border in a little over an hour. First we talk to America then Canada. Super excited we are almost there.
We are in Washington! I added a picture it’s a road sign. They are in the shape of George Washington’s head. Made us giggle.
We are currently snaking our way through the Oregon mountain country. We are seeing signs like bear Creek and wolf Creek. We saw a bear crossing sign but I was unable to take a picture of it. A bit overcast, but nothing exciting to report. Let you know when we cross into Washington.
Hey everyone! I stole Dave’s phone so I can write a post. First off, hi. Also Agatha is slowly chewing through her carrying cage, and fingers crossed it will last the whole trip. Apparently car rides, not something Agatha likes. Okay, today we saw some squatchy forests as we drove up along highway 5, had a kitty pee emergency, and went Seitz seeing (you’re welcome Nick). The picture below is the coolest animal but unfortunately it would have to be censored if I posted the actual animal picture. 😀