176 days till SE!
Yep...they're brilliant there aren't they?...I head straight there for a bag of fresh candied salmon almost as soon as I get to Vancouver....far nicer than candy to me......I usually head up to Bruce's Market (which is on the Lougheed Hhwy, just past Maple Ridge and where my aunt used to live) and buy at least 3-4 of their vacuum packs to bring home with me.....in fact we're having the last one from 2009's visit tomorrow with a salad...*pouts*...I think I can just about last out till April without some....
I'm in Victoria for 6 days too so I should be able to find a decent one there...if not I'll head back to Granville before we fly home....
Wish I was going to be out there during the Summer this year too....but sadly will have to make do with Springtime in Vancouver again...I know how lucky I am to have been able to visit again year on year....
you know what this midwesterner's biggest 'problem' with vancouver is
too danged much fish and not nearly enough meat
it's a culture thing, here we have beef and chicken, MAYBE pork and a token fish dish, in van it's fish, fish, more fish, oh yeah and i guess we'll have a steak too
Y'all are giving me great ideas to do, I've got a list going. Hope I can get it all in.
Long Live Stargate
It's a hard decision for me...having done both...I do love the summer (when it's nice and warm and sunny) but Springtime in Vancouver has thrown up some wonderfully gorgeous days too...and the blossom in the Park and the snowcapped mountains make it so bloomin' magical....I think my ideal plan is to go live there....I'm still working on that one!...*winks*...
I still remember the awesome oyster po boy I bought at a small bar and grill down one of the streets from the Wall Centre. I wandered down that way during one of our lunch breaks during the con and couldnt resist buying it. Mmmm... Must remember to find that place once again. *nod*
During the convention? Listening to all the Q & A's from the guests. For me, it'll be my first time seeing many of them.
Speaking of which... Has the guest list been updated from the three (AT, DK, MW) already named yet?
I think I'm most looking forward to seeing AT, MW and DK together. I hope we get at least one panel with the 3 of them. I'm sure we'll never stop laughing.
174 days till SE!
We so need a Helen icon!
It involves a process of allowing the fish to marinate in a salt/sugar mixture for many hours before being smoked. I remember they had different flavored varieties at the Market last time I was there too; I know they had brown sugar and maple for sure. Can't remember the rest, but everyone seemed to be buying one or both of these kind the most so I went with what the locals seemed to like and wasn't the least bit disappointed! It's very tasty and a must to try. *nod*