Burnaby, British Columbia

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Burnaby is located on the east side of the city of Vancouver.  While here we stayed at the Burnaby Cariboo RV Park.  It is immediately adjacent to the Burnaby Lake Regional Park just off the Trans Canada Highway.  We visited the city of Vancouver on our car trip back in 2014.

Capilano Suspension Bridge

In North Vancouver you will find the Capilano Suspension Bridge.  This is a tourist attraction with the primary feature of a suspension bridge crossing the Capilano River.  The bridge is 460 feet in length and 230 feet above the riverbed.  The other features are Treetops Adventure which is a boardwalk and elevated footbridges among old growth forest and Cliffwalk which is a narrow walkway cantilevered from the cliff’s edge, extending out over the open canyon.  Don’t get me wrong, this is a beautiful place but it felt a little too staged for my tastes.  There are many places where you can get a comparable experience without the admission price which was about $69 USD for the two of us.  However for those who are unable or unwilling to do a little hiking, then this provides a convenient way to get the experience.

Sea to Sky Highway

On another day we did a day trip west to the end of the Trans Canada Highway at Horseshoe Bay.  From there Highway 99 turns north on what is known as the Sea to Sky Highway.  Immediately, you encounter jaw dropping beauty along the shore of the bay.  And it doesn’t stop as you continue north passing through Brittany Beach, Squamish and Whistler.  Along the way, a short walk gets you to Shannon Falls which at almost 1,100 feet is the third tallest waterfall in British Columbia.  The Whistler-Blackcomb ski resort was home to the 2010 Winter Olympics.  It is a large ski resort with extensive facilities and village development.

Next stop:  Arlington, WA

San Diego, CA

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We spent a month in San Diego parked at the Mission Bay RV Resort on, surprisingly, Mission Bay.  It is a beautiful location surrounded by the Mission Bay Park and the bay itself.  There is a nice hiking/biking path that runs for miles in both directions.  It is also located 5 minutes from downtown San Diego, Old Town San Diego, Little Italy, the Embarcadero, etc.

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Palacios, TX

This was a one night stopover for us while driving along the Texas Gulf Coast.  Palacios was possibly named by early shipwreaked Spanish sailors who claimed they saw a vision of three palaces on the shores of the bay.  But this is a popular legend so who knows.  It is midway between Corpus Christi and Houston on Tres Palacios Bay which is a part of Matagorda Bay.

Nice spot by the bay

The town of just over 5,000 people is the third largest shrimping port on the Texas Gulf Coast but has proclaimed itself to be the “shrimp capital of Texas”.  We overnighted at an RV park adjacent to the harbor and we could see the impressive number of shrimping boats for a town of this size.

Next stop:  Galveston, TX