Monday, July 23, 2012

Sunday July 22, MOA at UBC

Randy and Reed set out for a morning walk to Best Buy. Reed's headphones broke, and so did his watch. They came home with headphones, but the hike also wiped out Randy who is still under the weather with his cold.  We went down the street for lunch at A&W Root Beer, after Randy pointed out that they had poutine. Reed has been wanting to try this, there is a move to make this the national dish of Canada.  What is poutine?  French fries covered with cheese curds and gravy.  Hmm. Reed liked it a lot.  After that lunch, Randy was done for the day and headed in for a nap.

Bryn, Reed and Bret hopped on a #99 express bus and went west to the University of British Columbia's very fine Museum of Anthropology.  Bryn had mentioned being there in 1988, when it was one of the first museums to feature open storage and a computerized database.  They have updated their computer system. While Bret looked up weapons and armor, Bryn looked at the 1,905 objects that appeared under the term 'basket.'   We took a look at the Indonesian basketry motorcycle in addition to thousands of other items. Behind the museum, we walked around some recreated totem poles and plank houses. It was a gorgeous day.

We arrived back at the hotel around 6 p.m. and had a great night view from our window.

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