$72 Canadian Dollars, and Change

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$72 Canadian, and change

$72 Canadian Dollars, and change

Before our launch, back in October 2013, I was pawing through this tiny tray of foreign currency and it occurred to me, there’s some Canadian money here, let’s drive five hours North and spend it!

We’ve been through Canada a couple times in the last ten years but, haven’t had such a good excuse to go! We planned a weekend getaway to our neighbor North. Our goal, to see how far $72 Canadian, and a handful of change, will take us.

First stop, lunch at Steamworks in Gastown. Although the view overlooks the train station, the snow capped peaks surrounding the bay were stunning. A couple beers, seafood chowder, fish tacos-$40 Cdn.

Next full day, a long walk exploring Olympic Village, Coal Harbour, Stanley Park, and Yaletown. Our midday meal: 3 sleeves of beer, Korean noodle bowls, 4 postcards, maple leaf patch-$18 Cdn.

Our Canadian Friends

On the last day, Remembrance Day in Canada, (Memorial Day in the US), we honored our Canadian friends who have sacrificed alongside American servicemen in every conflict we’ve been engaged since the American Revolution. On the spending list: a haircut, and change for the parking meter-$16 Canadian.

“Happy, Happy? Haircut”

Thank you Canada for your neighborly hospitality. You do make a tasty poutine but why not come visit us in Portland for a proper pint of IPA, eh?


About Woody

We are a couple who took the first step toward a life of traveling in May, 2015. Staying within the continental US, we amp'd the adventure-factor by traveling in a VW Vanagon, circa 1985. Our mission is to share irresistible and compelling stories conceived from this lifestyle of travel.

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