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Colossal waste of time

I went down to check this out, firstly the general traffic on Friday was bad, but then once I got in the area it was deadlock traffic. And its a small industrial road which normally has no traffic i would imagine. There was no where to park, horrible location. I eventually park illegally and get in the line. There was so many people there! I find out the line goes way around the block where I can't see. I don't know WHY i stayed, but i did for 4 hours! The sun set, it got really cold and it was drizzling on and off. They then announce that they are closing and the line is still as long as I got there, it moved so slowly. They have a huge warehouse but are only letting 40 people in at a time, and it seems like people never come out. So they count the first 200 people in the line and start giving them tickets to come back tomorrow to jump ahead in the new queue tomorrow. But right as I’m near the end of the line the decided to let 20 more people in, the 20 comes up 4 people short of me, AHHHHH! Of course some people who already got a ticket and left the line saw this and started a big uproar. So i got my ticket, but I don't know if I will go back tomorrow. The only way i lasted was I had my smartphone to keep me entertained, most people didn’t.

I think the advertising and press this got was misleading. It makes it sound like the place is going to be full of cool movies costumes. But I never saw a single person come out with anything cool, just normal clothes. Many people came out with nothing after waiting hours. Near the end of the line you could see a small glimpse into the warehouse, all I could see was closes and some suits. Which is fine if that’s what you want, but i went to find cool movie costumes, something sci-fi or military.

The only good thing is my car wasn’t towed because me and 100s other cars were parked illegally.

Sustainable Living Expo

Anyone want to go to this Saturday evening?


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1) The name of your street: Burrard

2) The last company you worked for: Friesen Electric

3) Your favourite flavour of ice cream: Tiger

4) The song in your head: Vertigo

5) What you did last summer: Backpack Europe

6) I grew up in: harrison hot springs

7) but now I live in: Downtown Vancouver

8) My name is: Trevor (jason) May 2

10) My favourite drink is: Coke 2

Home Again Home Again..

Well, Trevor and I landed safely in Vancouver after experiencing the joy that is sleeping on the floor of London Heathrow. We enjoyed a fantastic Canada day, and then I landed safely (again) in Allentown.

So this is the end of our adventure… we learned so much! Most importantly, we learned that we love each other, we make a great team, and yes, Vancouver really is as awesome as we always knew it was :) .

But is this the end of giver? Actually, Trevor and I would like to work to make this site available to ANY Canadian going backpacking. We think that the folks back home enjoyed our travel log and being able to see our pictures… more people should enjoy the same thing! We also want to make it so that by entering data into the “travel plans” section, you can see what other members of giver will be in the same city at the same time and meet up with them…

What we want to know is: WHAT DID YOU THINK of our travel site? What do you think could be done to improve it for you- the reader? We need your help, so we will appreciate any comments left below VERY MUCH. We want to make Giver happen!

Also, soon, I will be scanning the many many many short comics and doodles from my (two) journals. I’ll make a gallery for them for you all to enjoy… Remember to Giv’er! Love you all…