Vancouver is so civilized

Starbucks for breakfast then a lovely drive with Tomasina leading the way to the Museum of Anthropology. MOA This is a remarkable place that pays homage to the native people. Learned that totem poles are now referred to as poles only since totem depicts worship which was not the purpose of the poles. The poles were used primarily to hold up the house, or to mark the house so you know which family lived there. The building is quite special and worth a visit. Learned about the Haidi people which also interested Emily Carr.

Then we arrived at our fabulous hotel, The Loden. My kind of place. Dinner at L’Abattoir where I felt like a judge on a cooking show – large white plates containing colorful little delights. The couple next to us were delightful and the wife was a city of Vancouver gardener so Janis had all sorts of things to talk to her about.

Morning of labor day as I write this and its time to get on the road. Next stop Gig harbor and Astoria.

Mary out

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