Vancouver, B.C. Canada 11-12 Oct 2012
Vancouver, one of my favourite cities, a place I could live very easily. We arrived late after the show in Calgary.
The 11th was a day off. A turn in the gym then out for a wander. Starving, I walked to Robson Street and came on a restaurant called the Thai House. Up a flight of stairs and ordered Gai Pad Namman, chicken with black bean sauce, celery, snow peas, peppers and pineapple. Served with a bowl of hot and sour soup, salad and spring roll. It couldn't have been better and under $8.00. All washed down with a delicious Granville draft. From there I walked down to Coal Harbour and walked along the water watching the sea excursion planes and yachts. Made my way back to the hotel for a day-off nap before a fantastic band dinner at Cin-Cin, a stunning Italian restaurant on Robson (again). We'd had a wonderful dinner here back in 2008 and this outing I had a steak and salad that was remarkably delicious.
Up early this Friday morning the 12th. Overcast and raining I puttered around on the computer and guitar. I met a couple of friends for lunch at a restaurant called the Italian Market. Back to the hotel to shower and pack.
Tonight's gig was at Rogers Arena and was a great one as usual, the audience so up and into it.
A glass or two or wine before leaving the venue for the airport and our Legacy flight to Seattle. We were ably looked after by Dianne who was with us in 2010 and great seeing her again. It was short flight, but Dianne had shepherd's pie and perfectly mixed gin and tonics for Guy and I, wine and beer for the rest of the crew.
We landed in a drizzly Seattle and were whisked away to our hotel where I joined John and Mike for a nightcap down at the bar and now peck this note out. It's a show in Seattle tomorrow followed by a day off.