We left Seattle early in the morning on another Amtrak excursion to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. This was not the exclusive train that was the Amtrak Cascades, but the ride was pleasant enough and I got to see a lot of the coast on the four hour trip.
Vancouver is a very special City and it seemed everything about it beckons to the senses. They are proud that there are no major highways into the city, and it doesn't seem like any are needed. It is a city that is made up of neighborhoods where the folks live in the city and have at their disposal all the comforts they could want within easy distance. So there is no crazy rush hours or heavy throngs of people at rush hour. It was very refreshing to see. We stayed in the city for several days and it never felt crushed, tense or overly busy.
We used our first afternoon visiting the waterfront and Stanley Park. Here they had a large collection of Totem poles.
This was a broom craft shop, they construct the brooms from the hand-hewn wooden handles and the brush materials and cord to hold it all together. Very high quality and sturdy.
You just cannot help but feel fabulous among these laughing statues!