Grey Bowl? Super Cup?


Did you catch the Civil War Game between the Ducks and the Beavers?

I was just sitting down to deep fried spicy squid and a cold Canadian beer in a Downtown Vancouver restaurant. Low and behold, what's on the television screen in front of me? Halftime at the University of Oregon Ducks versus the Oregon State Beavers football game. Funny thing since I happened to be in town during Grey Cup weekend, the Canadian Football League's version of the Superbowl. We came across the parade procession on a walk through the city after a bit of breakfast at a popular Italian cafe.

I love Vancouver, but especially on clear sunny days like today. After we caught a glimpse of the actual Grey Cup trophy, the Royal Canadian Mounted Police bagpipe band, and two dozen plus Blues Brothers; we found ourselves in a French pastry shop to have a warm beverage and an apple tarte. Then swung by the Tesla showroom followed by a walk in a big loop of downtown on the sunny side of the street. Ended up on the beautiful bustling seawall, across from Granville Island and underneath the Burrard and Granville Street bridges. Finally back to where the story began, in a Yaletown resto.

Quack quack!