Friday, February 16, 2007


From Justin:

Vancouver was unreal! I did not realize how big and clean that city would be, but it was both. We went to this aquarium and spent most of the day there. It was in Stanley Park. The aquarium had all kinds of fish from the ocean, including sharks (even great whites), whales, sea otters, and many more. We saw some weird fish. There was this one called a sand eel. It would just sit there and look at you. It was weird. But it was really neat to see all of them. They did a lot of wheeling me around. Afterwards, we went over this huge bridge and looked at the river/ocean. And we were extremely high up as we were leaving Vancouver. This was the first time I've ever been in Canada. It was well worth it. We also had ice cream where they make everything homemade, including milking their own cows. We saw the Alaska Ferry, even from Bellingham. Uncle Rick makes great salmon, too.

My hair is coming back a little! I look like a balding, middle-aged guy. My uncle says that he takes offense to that. So far the trip has been a real peach. It's supposed to be 56 degrees tomorrow in Washington. We're heading down to Seattle tomorrow. Well, that's all, folks!


Anonymous said...

Hey Justin,

It sounds like you have had an amazing day. I have thought of you so many times over the past days of your trip. May you continue to enjoy each moment!

1 day and ten hours until Pitchers and Catchers report !!

Take Care,


unc riky said...


You really hurt your dad and Bob with the middle age line; I'm glad the two of us have hair. Today was a fabulous day for me. Sharing time with family is tops.

I noticed the blog info doesn't point out that you carried me to a Skip-Bo victory over your dad and Vicky.

Bob deserves huges kudos for his "mobile village" navigation ability. Your RV is so large instead of license tabs it should have to pay real estate taxes. I have know idea how Bob squeezed through some of the places he did.

Oh my, the ice cream at Edaleens Dairy is good, your uncle Dennis and aunt Deb can atest to that. And get this, it's the second best Ice cream around these parts.

I better get some sleep, tomorrow is another big day. I bet I dream of Space Needles.

Love you J,

Uncle ricky

Anonymous said...

Hey JJ,

Sounds like you guys are having a blast! I'm so excited for you. I just wanted you to know that Cole won his game last night and so did WSU! I hope WSU is able to bring home another victory tonight. I'm taking Tory to the game with me and making him cheer for us... (he has a hard time cheering for anyone but the gophers, so tonight should be interesting). Keep having a blast on your trip!

Love you,

christine said...

56 degrees seems really warm for those in MN. cool.

Anonymous said...

Sounds awesome! Thanks for the picture.
I am so glad that you are there doing all of those things. You have been on my heart a lot, just wanted you to know that I am thinking of you.
Say hello to everyone for me. You're family is great.
talk to you soon

Anonymous said...

We love being able to follow your trip and the picture is definetly worth a thousand words... We have been their and it is beautiful country. We love you all. Take good care. Duffy

We have really enjoyed Vancover, as we have visited the city twice, and spent an afternoon at Stanley Park. So we join you in your joy of sucking it all in!

What a great photo of the "Griswald Family" all of you none the worse for the LOOOOOOOOOng trip out to the west coast.

Enjoy the trip and your time together. Keep the information flowing ---- we love it.


Reub's Family said...

Hello Justin,
We're enjoying reading about your trip. We know you will love the Grand Canyon...not many people this time of year, blue skies, great pathways, lots of wildlife and hot chocolate at Bright Angel Lodge. They have the biggest fireplace you've ever seen! Hello to your family.


Jan and Dave Jamieson

Jim said...

Hi Justin and crew! Thanks for the phone call... great to hear from you and that you are having a great time! We think of you constantly and keep you in our prayers.
Thanks Justin for being a blessing to the world!
Peace. Jim

Aaron Matthew said...

Hey Justin,

Sounds like you're having a great time on your trip!! I'm glad to hear that! Vancouver sounds pretty amazing. Just wanted to say hi and hope you have fun on the rest of the trip!!

Love ya big guy

Aaron Matthew

Anonymous said...

Kuke da Man,

Sounds like a great trip to Canada. The aquarium would have been a lot of fun to see. I recieved your voice message yesterday, sorry I was unable to pick up the phone. I am glad to hear you are haveing such a great time. I have not been to that part of the world, so when you get back you will have to tell me all about it.

I'll talk to you soon buddy.

Jared said...


It sounds like Vancouver is an amazing place. Thanks for sharing the picture with us. Ih hope you have a geeat day in is also a great city!


Anonymous said...

Justin & all !

Amazing, thank you for the photo on your blog ! You inspire me so much !


Anonymous said...

Alright JJ!

Andrea said...

Awesome that you made it up to Vancouver!!! I'm so jealous. I definitely want to see that city soon. It was fun chatting the other day. The trip sounds amazing.

Thinking of you....

Andrea W.