Monday, February 22, 2016

:. 2015 Roundup .: Surrey, BC

Welcome back! In an effort to share the many adventures we've had since this blog went on hiatus, we've decided to create a series of posts dedicated to our 2014 and 2015  adventures and geocaching trips. 
As was mentioned in a previous post, one of the requirements for immigrating to the United States was a medical. In order for me (Torran) to get that medical, we had to have an American Certified doctor do the examination. This doesn't seem like a big deal, however, in Canada there were only five approved doctors. All of them except one were located in eastern Canada. The one not down east was located in Surrey, British Columbia, which is the province to the west of Alberta. 

On May 3, 2015 we landed at the Vancouver International Airport and rented a Jeep Patriot to drive over to the Holiday Inn Hotel in Cloverdale. It was a nice little community and we were able to find the hotel with no issue. After check in, we headed to the larger community of Langley for dinner. There we ate at the Cactus Club which had some pretty good food. 

The next day we decided to head south and cross the border into the state of Washington to visit our niece and nephew. The drive down was gorgeous. We soaked in the mountains and vast stretches of green trees. It didn't take us too long to find where my in laws lived. We only got lost once. After visiting for awhile, we all went out to dinner and then on a ferry ride. After we had returned from the ferry, my nephew wanted to find a geocache with me. So we looked one up using the geocaching app and headed for the cache. It took some looking but we were able to find it. Once it got dark we said our goodbyes and headed back to Canada.

In the morning, Tatterhood and I headed for Surrey to get my medical. The process was fairly quick and the doctor was very friendly. Though we had to travel around to a few other facilities to get other tests done, the whole experience took less time then we expected. With time to kill before our departure flight, we decided to go on an excursion to Fort Langley. 


The fort itself was pretty awesome, like taking a step back in time. Surrounded with large trees, the fort seemed tucked away nicely at the edge of the nearby town. After we had thoroughly explored Fort Langley, we drove down by the river where we had lunch at a little cafe. If ever we go back to this area, we will definitely be going there again to eat.


Once we finished up with our late lunch, we drove back to Vancouver and caught our six o'clock flight home. This leg of our adventure was over, however the next one was only two weeks away in Montreal.