A blog by Jorge Garcia.

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Not for the Squamish

Okay apparently my last post grossed a few people out. All I can say is that that post was specifically directed to those who were in the pool. People who were in the pool would totally understand because they probably lost some skin too. That pool is rough and shallow. 

Now if any of you decided to read it, you did so at your own risk. Sorry if I made you puke. 

Here's a shot of me at Siwash Rock (Squamish legend is that this was an Indian warrior turned to stone).
And a picture of Shannon Falls in Squamish, BC. I highly recommend the restaurant across from it. And as you can see the view is pretty spectacular.

30 comments:

Desmond_Pen said...

Your last post was informative, but the picture was unavoidable! These pictures surely make up for it! Thanks!

Petra said...

Vancouver is an incredible city. If you are still there and have time, try to get down to English Bay and tour Stanley Park.

Nearby, there is even a suspension bridge, if you want to re-enact a scene from LOST! LOL

http://www.capbridge.com/

If you plan to go to Vancouver Island (though you may have a thing about islands! *G*), and see Victoria, be sure to try some Rogers Chocolates. They are famous worldwide!

Enjoy your vacation, Jorge!

: ) P

Rachel Snyder said...

Well, you didn't exactly warn us about that post beforehand :-P

I agree with DP though, those pics are gorgeous. My mom's from western WA, near the BC border. I love the Northwest.

Alice said...

Aunque nos haya dado asco, se te quiere se te quieereeeeeee :D

groovymom said...

Enjoying all of your posts SO much!!!

Hope your hand is better - looked like a nasty scrape.

We were on a long weekend trip to Kentucky (just back) and I was taking oodles of pictures. I had an overwhelming desire to take a picture of a cross walk signal. Totally your fault...

Thanks for sharing - Happy Trails!

Mara said...

Ouch! I wanna go to that restaurant!!! ;)

booradley said...

Okay, but now this post was TOO tasteful.

Thomas said...

hey jorge,

the foto of the waterfall is really nice. i hope that i can make a journey to canada, especially to vancouver, sometimes. but the distance is so long from germany. i saw many fotos of this area and the nature there looks just amazing! and now everybody says that vancouver is an incredible city... i want to go there soo much. :(

Enjoy the rest of your vacation jorge.

PS: And by the way, if you plan to meet Evangeline (i think she celebrates her birthday at her parents, near to vancouver), tell her nice greetings and a "Happy Birthday" from me. i wrote her a letter a year ago, but til now nothing came back. :(

Thomas :-)

"MoodyBlue" Jodi said...

OMG that view IS spectacular. Great shot!

Hope your hand is feeling better. Don't worry, you didn't gross me out. The first thought I had was ouch. The second thought I actually had was..'I hope he put Neosporin on it so it doesn't get infected'.

chunky_lover68 said...

oooooo your in B.C.
I hope you enjoy it!
get over to Vancouver Island if you can. mind you, might be sick of islands.

Bonni said...

Something that's a little grosser than cutting up your hands in the pool is cutting up your hands while scuba diving 40 feet down! At that point, there's no red in the color spectrum, so your blood comes out looking all green and algae-like. Oh yeah. :-)

I have all sorts of scars on my hands from hitting the bottom of the pool. All I can say is, glad it was the hands and not the head.

Blog on!

Topanga said...

It takes a lot to make me puke. I studied biology in university. A person tends to need a strong stomach for that. One think that will make me gag is phlegm. I once considered becoming a doctor but when I considered how much phlegm.. and sick people in general.. totally grosses me out, I decided medicine probably wasn't the direction I should go.

When are you coming to Nova Scotia for a tour? Every Canadian (except those who live in BC) knows the East coast is the best coast.

Marni said...

Bee - you - ti - full!

redelf said...

Wow that is sooo gorgeous!!! I want to travel so bad. :sigh:

From your last post...no puking here. I am a mother of three. I have seen things that would make grown men cry!!! So no I wasnt grossed out.

LizMcG said...

The post before had a picture of a "leather jacket" and people were squimish about a scrapped knuckle? Seriously?

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James said...

Jorge,

Yes indeed BC is a beautiful. Unfortunately you have an economy based on resources which is going to tank very quickly. If you had waited a year you might have been able to go for 1/2 price.

jhezika said...

Yay! I hope you enjoy it here! I love the area around Squamish; I used to go to summer camp 20kms past it. You should totally hit up all the tourist-y places, like the art gallery (hehe, it's call the VAG), the aquarium, the beaches, the gay pride parade coming up on Sunday, and the last night of the fireworks on Saturday! I hope you have a blast and have a ton of great memories!

Dolphin Boy said...

Read at your own risk. Swim at your own risk. Eat at your own risk. Remove your shoes at your own risk!

Are you signing any waivers on this journey?

I had a "skin knuckle sandwich" at the Shack other day. I see where they got the name!! Found your knuckle!

lostinphilly said...

I agree with Redelf - as a mother of three also - I have seen gross things that would make grown men cry! So, your ripped skin is tame...great picture of the view from that restaurant. Keep the Canada pictures coming!

Stufsocker said...

The skin chunk post actually grossed me out significantly less than the "leather jacket" post. I'm really not a fan of mummies, bogmen (except the band), and other such over-aged individuals. But thanks for all the updates!

Avinash said...

Yes, petra, I'm sure that a star of a TV show that is so popular that no-one shuts up about would absolutely LOVE to re-enact a scene from that very show when they are on holiday trying to get away from it all.

poche' said...

omg those veiws are spectacular ur other pist made me laugh not be sick so u gt one there hehe update sooon vtw u checked out the new lost arg dharmawantsyou.com? it looks cool lol altho u prob already no it hehe am drunk btw so take no notice 1sst impressions aitn evrything xxx

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Miss Scarlett said...

What?!
Seriously man - I LIVE in Squamish BC.
I was camping at Klahanie from the 22-24 with a giant group of kids (they love all the time traveling bunnies there).

It would have been so awesome to see you!

Clearly you made it out of the area before the rockslide...

Papper said...

Your pictures are great, Dude!
Papper

Kirsten said...

Yay for beautiful BC! Of course I'm biased because I live in BC.

I'm guessing you made it out before the rockslide, huh? You're lucky, it's been crazy.

Melissa Markham said...

Great pictures! Looks like a beautiful place to visit!

Marcelo said...

Jorge, thanks for letting us take a picture with you at stanley park... I'm that brazillian guy...

If you wanna that picture, you can find at www.fotolog.com/mtda777

hugs

Marcelo

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