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I took very early retirement from teaching in '06 and did some traveling in Europe and the UK before settling down to do some private tutoring. As a voracious reader, I have many books waiting in line for me to read. Tell me I shouldn't read something, and I will. I'm a happy, optimistic person and I love to travel and through that believe that life can be a continuous learning experience. I'm looking forward to traveling more some day. I enjoy walking, cycling, water aerobics & and sports like tennis, volleyball, and fastpitch/baseball. I'm just getting into photography as a hobby and I'm enjoying learning all the bits and bobs of my digital camera. My family is everything to me and I'm delighted to be the mother of two girls and the Gramma of a boy and a girl. I may be a Gramma, but I'm at heart just a girl who wants to have fun.

Monday, February 01, 2010

C is for Charismatic Canadian City

Instead of writing a whole bunch about my crazy Canuck city, which is the host for the upcoming Winter Olympics (in 10 days), I thought I'd just give you a peek at how beautiful it is. So sit back, relax for about 6:50 minutes while I take you away to Lotus Land. If you're coming for the Olympics, you're going to get really excited and if not, well, sorry...but be sure to watch on TV. In Canada CTV is covering it and in the USA, NBC has the rights. Not sure about other countries, so check your local listings.

20 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Great video of a lovely City! Thanks for the tour! Perfect for the C day! Hope your week is going well!

Sylvia

Christine H. said...

I have an old postcard of Vancouver (1908 or so). It looks so small and undeveloped then...still the same beautiful setting though.

Beverley Baird said...

I would so love to be back in Vancouver! I loved my visit there 2 summers ago. Great video!
Can't wait for the Olympics to begin - I believe!!!

Anonymous said...

Haha if they want people to know what it's going to be like DURING the Olympics they should have put in some pics of rainy days :P Still, nice pic of Vancouver....mostly in the summer....but nice

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photowannabe said...

Wonderful video and what a lovely City. I wish we were viviting you for the Olympics. its a pretty exciting time and I know we will be glued to our TV for the games.

Tumblewords: said...

Great video - Vancouver has really grown since I was there last. Amazing. Spokane recently held figure skating competition where the two top scorers will be entered in the Olympics. Exciting!

Hildred and Charles said...

An exciting time for Vancouver, and a lovely city. Would you like us to ship you some snow from the Interior?

Mara said...

Well, I saw a big white square with a cross in the top left corner, so I will have to take your word for it. (for some reason I am unable to watch any videos)

Sheila said...

It is indeed a beautiful place! My nephew and his family are there and so maybe one day...

Liz said...

I've been there!

Roger Owen Green said...

Looking forward to seeing more of the city next month!

Joy said...

Loved the video, beautiful city. Going for gold. The BBC have the rights here, yay.

jay said...

That was fun! I saw several places that I recognised in that! Now I want to go back ...

On behalf of the team, thanks for taking part in ABC Wednesday this week! :)

Nydia said...

It's really a wonderful city!

Kisses form Nydia.

Susan said...

A wonderful compilation.
I have many similar images in my own collection. I will be avoiding Vancouver for most of February.

mrsnesbitt said...

A great idea Leslie!

Thanks so much
Denise (ABC Team)

Always smiling said...

Hi Lesley

We will be watching as much as is televised for us here in UK..
Exciting times
Lovely to catch up with your blog I have been a bit busy and blogs have suffered.
Love and Blessings
Chris x

Always smiling said...

Hi Lesley

We will be watching as much as is televised for us here in UK..
Exciting times
Lovely to catch up with your blog I have been a bit busy and blogs have suffered.
Love and Blessings
Chris x

Nishant said...

still the same beautiful setting though.

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