Sorry for the MIA: Summer is Way More Fun than the Internet

Sorry I haven’t been around here lately. It’s not for lack of ideas – I have so many things I want to write about. However, with marathon training, good friends visiting from England, and summer in general, the internet is on the back burner. Perhaps some pictures will tide you over until I get around to posting something more of sustenance in the future.


 

We went camping, with was a lot of fun, except all them insects. I joke with my spouse that nature doesn't give a shit about you - walk into nature and it will literally eat you alive!

We went camping, which was a lot of fun, except all them insects. I joke with my spouse that nature doesn’t give a shit about you – walk into nature and it will literally eat you alive! Also, the iPhone 6 takes surprisingly ok pictures in the middle of the night.

Despite my earlier complaining of nature, nature sure is beautiful. This makes all the insect bites in the world worth it.

Despite my earlier complaining of nature, nature sure is beautiful. This makes all the insect bites in the world worth it.

Hmm dinosaurs with friends or spending time on the internet? Decisions, decisions...

Hmm dinosaurs with friends or spending time on the internet? Decisions, decisions…

Next up we had some good friends visiting from England. We spent awesome formative years together in the 2nd year of undergraduate living in the same residence hall.

Next up we had some good friends visiting from England. We spent awesome formative years together in the 2nd year of undergraduate living in the same residence hall.

We immediately took them to see one of the tourist attractions in Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge. It's rather fun when you have out of town friends visiting - you get to do all the touristy things around town you never, ever go do.

We immediately took them to see one of the tourist attractions in Vancouver: Capilano Suspension Bridge. It’s rather fun when you have out of town friends visiting – you get to do all the touristy things around town you never, ever go do.

Next up was the tourist spot next door - Grouse Mountain.

Next up was the tourist spot next door – Grouse Mountain.

I was actually astonished by the amount of fun, touristy things to do up on the mountain - like this lumberjack show.

I was actually astonished by the amount of fun, touristy things to do up on the mountain – like this lumberjack show.

The views up on the mountain truly are worth the price of admission up.

The views up on the mountain truly are worth the price of admission up.

There's a wind turbine at the top of the mountain which you can go up, which I would rather recommend you do if you go up.

There’s a wind turbine at the top of the mountain which you can go up, which I would rather recommend you do if you go up.

Another view of the mountain from the top of the wind turbine. Spectacular.

Another view of the mountain from the top of the wind turbine. Spectacular.

We went back to old stomping grounds where we first met back in the 2nd year of our undergraduate.

We went back to old stomping grounds where we first met back in the 2nd year of our undergraduate.

Memories and memories from the concrete jungle on the hill.

Memories and memories from the concrete jungle on the hill.

We were thrown back by the renovations at the good'ol student pub. Back in the day, there were no fancy pool tables and fancy seat and craft beer. You had to put up with Kokanee and Bud and a hilariously dated 90s decor.

We were thrown back by the renovations at the good’ol student pub. Back in the day, there were no fancy pool tables and fancy seat and craft beer. You had to put up with Kokanee and Bud and a hilariously dated 90s decor.

I sometimes get nightmares of sitting in exams. Then, I remember I never have to do one again. That makes me incredibly happy.

I sometimes get nightmares of sitting in exams. Then, I remember I never have to do one again. That makes me incredibly happy.

I joke that we are going to live on a boat like bohemians.

I joke that we are going to live on a boat like bohemians.

Plenty of good eats and drinks around town. If you especially fancy beer, try Craft in the Olympic Village - over a 100 beers on tap.

Plenty of good eats and drinks around town. If you especially fancy beer, try Craft in the Olympic Village – over a 100 beers on tap.

General biking about the seawall. Underneath Lions Gate Bridge.

General biking about the seawall. Underneath Lions Gate Bridge.

Aqua busing around - typical tourist.

Aqua busing around – typical tourist.

It's been so hot and dry this past week around here. Something like 100+ fires are raging around the province. The plants at the pitch and putt were feeling the effects.

It’s been so hot and dry this past week around here. Something like 100+ fires are raging around the province. The plants at the pitch and putt were feeling the effects.

The fires around the province have been unprecedented - it has literally covered the entire lower mainland in smoke reminiscent of the London fog.

The fires around the province have been unprecedented – it has literally covered the entire lower mainland in smoke reminiscent of the London fog.

And that’s it for now. Hopefully will be back soon with some regular posting… if the weather ever takes a turn for the worst (which doesn’t seem likely).

One thought on “Sorry for the MIA: Summer is Way More Fun than the Internet

  1. Steve,

    Awesome photos! The view from the wind turbine is spectacular.
    Seems like you had a great time, so don’t worry about not being online all too much… I did the same thing too! ;

    Cheers,
    NMW

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