Mission San Francisco Solano

I recently went to visit my good friends Michael and Paul in beautiful Marin County, California. I hadn’t been down since late 2011 and figured now was as a good a time as any to pop in for a visit. “What do you want to do while you’re down here,” asked Paul. I’ve done all […]

That new bus seat smell!

There’s nothing quite like that new furniture smell – especially on your bus! I recently boarded a 135 Burrard Station bus outside my home in North Burnaby and noticed the bus smelled like new vinyl. Upon closer investigation I discovered the seats appeared to be brand new. This was nice! From New bus seats! Coast […]

Nathaniel in Quebec!

As some of you may know I recently returned from a week-long trip to Quebec. I went out there to be with one of my dearest friends as she celebrated her 30th birthday. She recently moved to Quebec from our hometown on Vancouver Island. Moving across the country is not always easy – I would […]

Huge police presence at BART protest in San Francisco, CA

I’m currently visiting some friends in lovely San Francisco, California. Today I did some freestyle wanderin’ which led me to the lovely City Hall. As I walked out of City Hall I noticed a huge police presence assembled down the street. I thought, perhaps, that it was the police headquarters or something, but someone told […]

My trip to Mexico!

Last month I travelled to beautiful Palm Desert, California to visit my friend Yuri. “If there’s anything you want to do or see while you’re down here let me know and we’ll drive there,” he said. I pulled up Google Earth to check out what was nearby and my eyes were drawn to a big […]

Searching for Cher’s birthplace in El Centro, California

I was recently down in California visiting my buddy Yuri in the Palm Springs area. The last time I hung out with Yuri was back in 2009 when I flew to Vegas to see Cher in concert. Sadly, there would be no Cher on this trip… or so I thought. On the way back from […]

My bus driver reads Whoopi!

Buses are an essential part of my life yet I know so little about the women and men who ensure I get home safely every night. But today that changed. When I boarded my bus this afternoon I noticed the driver tucking a book away as she settled in and greeted me with a smile […]

Taking the city bus from Vancouver to Seattle

Have you ever considered taking the city bus from Vancouver to Seattle? Not the Greyhound, car, or Amtrak but public transit. I considered it, found out it was possible. I was curious to see how far south I could go on public transit. I was hoping there’d be a way to go all the way […]