Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Merry Christmas

This Christmas was awesome and our two daughters were back with us together.


There is Chinese saying: 女儿-前世情人今生袄!which could be translated by google: daughter is Past life lover and present life jacket, haha, pretty bad translation.


Anyway our older daughter bought thoughtful gifts for us and the younger one made quite delicious food, here are some pictures to prove:))








We setup Blue Curve internet router and sonos one speaker.



Tuesday, December 12, 2017

2018梦起点旅游俱乐部


梦起点旅游俱乐部
2018年构想,活动及预算
初稿

 

 

旅游俱乐部的独特性,活动的区域范围大,操作难度大但有许多优势。

 

构想

1.    提高管理组的素质,力争管理人员能够:出谋划策,组织活动,活动骨干,技术交流等。

2.    建议旅游微信群只做VIP广告商的广告,并每次活动可以冠名。

3.   新年举办征集同乡会旅游梦想,可以和赞助商一起选择入围梦想并圆梦。

4.   每次活动举办有奖旅游征文竞赛。

 

活动设想

不定期举办旅游户外讲座及聚会。

1.    1月份~2月份泡泡湖,钓鱼

2.    3月份 峡谷Ice WalkBanff Jasper

3.    4月份  梦想之旅

4.    5月底 美国优胜美地 (一周左右)

5.    7月份 Lake Ohara kananaskis

6.    8月份 Mt.Robinson 野营

7.    9月份Jack lakeside campground

8.    10月份 Maligne

 

预算

争取VIP赞助商及冠名,及每次活动1015%补助;酌情购置一些共享旅游装备和用品。





2018218 日同乡会新春晚会
各项小组负责人:


晚会主持:

音响话筒AV

设计宣传:周宁

统筹报名:马文宏

场地布置:

会员注册:

节目把关:建美

流程规范:Jane
结束整理:
摄影录像:
点心奖品:
总预算:$3000左右

模拟流程:
7:00-7:30 布置会场(春字投影及过年音乐),会员注册,演员及发言人到场准备
7:30开场
开场大拜年 (8分钟)
会长,Jason及要人讲话开场词 (6分钟)
意大利舞(5分钟)
梨花颂 - 严老师(5分钟)
独唱 - 《Perfect》吴杰 (6分钟)
《春江花月夜》- 古筝马老师(5分钟)
旗袍秀 - 爱之韵老人组(5分钟)
合唱 - 绿茵社团 (6分钟)
赞助商代表发言及抽奖
钢琴独奏 - 严公子
扇霖舞 - 曹老师舞蹈团(4分钟)
功夫表演 - 娟子团(15分钟)
独唱 - 《一天到晚游泳的鱼》 - 刘上来 (6分钟)
萨尔瓦多舞 - 爱城五姐妹舞团 (10分钟)
零基础长者合唱(5分钟)
旗袍 - 爱之韵(5分钟)
年度总结展望及抽奖
大合唱,结束(演员上台致谢留影)




 
 
 
 
 
 


Wednesday, August 5, 2015

BC Trip Reminders

Time is close, some reminders for the trip:

Clothing(衣)
Summer cloth, check Tofino weather during Aug 16~19, the temperature is low 13 to high 19.

Food(食)
Morning eat at hotel and lunch/supper could do restaurants, download Yelp app for food spotting.

Accommodation(住)
all is set.

Drive (行)

GPS update
Edmonton to Kelowna - 9 hours (may take No2 from Banff, leave home early morning (7am)Kelowna to Tofino - 9 hours (better leaving early for ferry, 4 hours to ferry)
Take the Trans-Canada Hwy ferry to Nanaimo - Horseshoe Bay
Nanaimo Departure Bay Terminal to Tofino (3 hours)
RESERVATION??

Check the gas station, download gas buddy, need highest-grade gas:(((

Review the manual for How To: Changing a Spare Tire on an Audi

Replacing a tire on an Audi is very similar to most other manufactures and there are really only a few steps.

First remove the tire: While your vehicle is on the ground break the lug nuts loose but do not remove the lug nuts completely, you will then be able to lift (jack) up the vehicle.

After you have placed the jack in the proper lift location under the car, raise the vehicle and remove all 5 lug nuts and carefully remove the wheel (I empathize carefully because the average wheel and tire weigh about 25 LBS (Pounds).

Now you can take your spare and put it on and reinstall the 5 lug nut, but only tighten the lug nuts finger tight. At this point lower the vehicle and torque the lug nuts to the manufactured recommended specs making sure to use the star technique – tighten one lug nut then tighten the lug nut across from it not beside it, hence the star analogy.

Congratulations you have just successfully changed a tire on your Audi – now drive it into your local Audi dealer and have them check the work and reset your tire pressure monitoring system.

Help is just a call away.

For immediate assistance anywhere in Canada or the U.S., call 24-Hour Roadside Assistance toll-free at: 1-800-411-9988


Friday, May 1, 2015

Tofino Tours

The most interesting Tofino tour is Host Springs Cove.

Take airplane or boat, we plan to take boat tour which includes whales watching, hiking along beach and hot spring.

There are too many options, do we want go with small or big group?

1. Tofino Water Taxi 250.725.8844 info@TofinoWaterTaxi.com
80 West Street (Grice Road Pier), Tofino, V0R 2Z0 View on map
check many tours at http://tofinowatertaxi.com/

Hot Springs Cove Tour

We often see whales and other wildlife on this scenic cruise along 26 nautical miles of gorgeous coastline. A 1.2 km boardwalk winds through temperate rainforest and brings you to the Maquinna Provincial Park natural hot springs. Change rooms provided. There’s no store, so bring your water, food, bathing suit, and towel.  $119(adult) – $109 (student) – $89 (youth)
( 6 hours: Departures daily all year 9:00am 12:00pm)

2. Adventure Tofino - this might be what we want, they also provide rooms if we could get.
250.725.2895 info@adventuretofino.com Tofino, V0R 2Z0
check many tours at http://www.adventuretofino.com/hot-springs

Hot Springs Soak

This 6-6.5 hour day trip will give you a deep impression of the beauty of Tofino’s West Coast and its wildlife.

A 1.5 to 2 hr boat-ride will take you to the remote Hot Springs, located in the Macquinna Provincial Park. Hike a 1.5 km Boardwalk through the impressive rainforest with its old growth trees. The trail will lead you to the Springs, where you can enjoy the geothermal Pools, the waterfall and the incredible view of the ocean. Have a relaxing bath in the hot water (50C) or a refreshing bath in the cool ocean water.

On the way to the springs, we will try to see as much wildlife as possible. We will stop for Whales, sea lions, seals, otters and bald eagles. You might even see a Bear along the way.

You get all in one Trip: exciting Wildlife, impressive Rainforest and relaxing Springs.

Don’t forget to bring lunch, water, towel and a bathing suit.

Departure: 9am or 2pm 

Rates: Adults: $129 


3. West Coast Aquatic Safaris 250.725.9227
info@whalesafaris.com 101 Fourth Street, Tofino, V0R 2Z0 View on map
http://www.whalesafaris.com/tours-rates/hot-spring-tours

Tour Time (Year Round)

Option 1: Boat Both Ways

Daily Departure at 8:00am, 11:30am & 2:30pm – Depending on demand (sunrise to sunset)
Duration: 6.5-7 hours
*Times vary throughout the season so for accurate up to date information please visit the “book your trip” section of the site and enter your dates of interest. Exact departure times will be displayed for all tours with availability.
Adults – $129.00 per-person
Seniors & Students – $119.00 per-person
Children 12 & under – $109.00 per-person

4. Browning Pass Charters 250.725.3435 
info@browningpass.com 890 Campbell St, Tofino, V0R 2Z0 View on map
 
Hot Springs Tour The Browning Passage yacht is the perfect way to visit the Hot Springs. This tour is a special charter as each trip is unique and we like to customize these trips. This is a longer trip and may be combined with whale watching. Make plans to bring along a dinner and refreshments and make yourself totally at home on our galley and BBQ.

Recommended!
Remote Passages Marine Excursions at
http://www.remotepassages.com/hotsprings.html
Heard that they offer discount when you book Best Western Tin Hotel!
 
See Also

Friday, April 24, 2015

2015 Summer BCTirp Hotels

搞定头疼的住宿问题
                                           

 
每次出去玩最头疼的就是住宿问题,网上大量的搜索呕心沥血在寻找最佳性价比的地方,只能说没有到达不差钱的水平:(想念回天朝就免了这些费心的事。说到这提一下咋天递交了天朝多年多次的签证,拿到多年签证就可随时回去探亲访友旅游,想到这不由的心花怒放!

听说卡尔加里的一个工作人员连续办了三万份签证,终于累瘫了,好同志!

上张旅馆图啊,在领导的指导下,行程变的简练了,就是三个地方!
 
1. Kelowna 途径这个一直要去但没去成的小镇,就多住一天check it out!
2. Tofino 住三晚,旅馆比米国还贵,难怪人称天朝的北戴河!
3. Vacounver 四晚,UBC,美食,看看三文鱼回流,就这样了!

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

2015 Summer BC Family Trip

Hey, time files, still remember last year US west coast trip like yesterday, this year we are staying Canada to explore beautiful Columbia:)

The natural beauty of Vancouver Island in British Columbia must be seen to be believed! See the best the Pacific Northwest has to offer; Victoria, Tofino, Salt Spring Island, the Gulf Islands, and the Sunshine Coast of BC: Sightseeing Tours, Guided Tours, Circle Tours, Scenic Drives, B.C. Wine Tours, Historic & Heritage Sites, and Wildlife Viewing.

Over all driving distance 4,400 KM, about 50-60 hours:((


Aug 14 morning leave home (9 hours)
Kelowna (2 nights)
Originally known as the land of “peaches and beaches,” it has, in more recent years, developed a reputation for its world-class wineries, golf courses and booming high-tech sector.
Aug 15 Spend day chekcing out Kelowna
Attractions:Okanagan Lake, Self Guided Winery Tour, be sure to stop at vistor centre for information.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gEsuclHCAgo
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8K0xJchUkx4

Aug 16 - morning leave for Vancouver Island (6-9 hours)
Tofino/Ucluelet (3 nights)

Transforming from resource outpost to hippie enclave and now eco resort town, Tofino is Vancouver Island's favorite outdoorsy retreat.

Like its neighbour Tofino, Ucluelet is making the transition from a resource-based economy to a tourism-based economy.

Tourist activities include surfing, fishing, whale watching, kayaking, camping, hiking, storm watching, biking, swimming, and beachcombing.

Honorable mention places: Bamfield, Port Alberni, Lady Rose?



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FnolCYI5PxQ
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OoKeMrkIS78
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEsD8BZnk4s

Hot Springs Cove - by seaphane or watertaxi?
 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ym74P4AIJvU
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaC0fPv3YPU

Aug 19 - morning leave for Vancouver passing by Nanaimo
Vancouver Island's 'second metropolis,' Nanaimo will never have the allure of tourist-magnet Victoria, but the Harbour City has undergone a quiet upgrade since the 1990s. Maybe pay a visit to pastor Lam?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MCMU-_TVkEA

Vancover (3/4 nights)

Aug 20 - Check around UBC
Aug 21 - Adams River Salmon Run
Aug 22 - capriciously wander(任性游逛)

Aug 22/23 - drving back in one day?

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pacific Coast Hotels

Mom said with some jealousy: "USA took a lot of good places!"

Yes Indeed, we still have snow in mid of April, how could that be?! Some Canadian joked about this:"hey, it is Easter, and Santa is really confused: is it another Christmas coming, so soon...."

During trip planning, I found most booking sites can not beat the hotel, and the best way is that booking at the hotel official site and you will find better deal than booking sites!(price and cancellation policy), so far I have not see any booking sites offer cheaper than hotel sites.

Again here is a myth about online booking agency, they have to make money for sure. Now days the Internet makes everyone possibly be an agent unless the hotel has some deals with the booking site.

Well, just list the hotels we are going to stay:

1. July 6 - Coastside Inn - http://www.coastsideinn.com/
looks pretty clean, and we just need a sleep time. Booked at hotels.com, 2 double beds.
We will use this to test double bed vs queen bed
And I have to say hotels.com service is awesome!

 
2. July 7 - Carmel Mission Inn - http://www.carmelmissioninn.com/
Looks small at this double queen room...
3. July 8 - Cambria Landing Inn & Suites - http://www.pacificahotels.com/cambrialanding
I think I got a good deal on the hotel site and US dollar is strong than Canadian dollar :((
We will stay here a birthday:))

July 9 - Best Western Plus South Coast Inn - http://bestwesterncalifornia.com/hotels/best-western-plus-south-coast-inn
July 10 - Best Western Plus Inn by the sea
July 11-12 - hawthorn suites by wyndham manhattan beach

July 13-18 - Stanford Court Hotel at SF (4star!)http://www.stanfordcourt.com/