Canadian Thanksgiving & Van Dusen Gardens

Trip Start Jul 03, 2012
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Trip End Dec 16, 2012


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Flag of Canada  , British Columbia,
Tuesday, October 9, 2012

As the cool autumn change began to settle on Vancouver I delved into the serious business of job hunting. My first mission was to get to a Drug Mart Job Fair (Much more legitimate than it sounds!) ... which conveniently was located near a Botanical Gardens. I managed to get through the two rounds of interviews and will find out the result later this week. After I rewarded myself with a wonderful stroll through the beautiful park. It was a lovely sunny Vancouver day. The park boasted an impressive hedge maze that actually made me a little anxious by the end. I was releived when I finally free after walking 20mins alone without finding a visible exit. By the end of the day after 8 hours on my feet - most of that time walking. I was understandably a little worn out!

The next days I was still store from the exertion and felt left bit languid so I spent a lot of the time reading and sleeping, unaware that thanksgiving was soon approaching. When someone at the hostel mentioned that it was a long weekend for thanksgiving I was shocked. I had nearly missed an important Canadian holiday without even realising. To make amends it was important that I become involved in the festivities. 

Roasting a turkey the traditional way was out of the question. Our oven had a warning sign posted on the door saying that the fuse to the house would blow if we attempted to use it. I pondered my other options. Microwaving a turkey would just be gross and pan frying could be messy. I really didn't need a whole turkey either. It seem rather excessive considering I had spent most of the week living off vegetables. I did some reseach and found where a restaurant in walking distance that could make me a roast turkey dinner with all the trimmings. Even better, they could make it to takeaway. I was really excited. I had been spoiled with a lot of amazing food on our Alaskan cruise but it's not until you have gone without that really appreciate it. I couldn't wait to taste the richness of the turkey or the sweetness of the pumpkin pie.

I'd tried to get company in my quest for turkey but was unsuccessful getting takers. However I was still able to have my dinner with some of the other people I'd met in the hostel. It was a very enjoyable me and was definitely satisfying enough for me.

Update: I've been offered the Drug Mart Position. It is an initial one month contract helping to set up their new store. I will be signing the paperwork on Tuesday if all is agreeable.
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