At night, we've driven by bus over the Rockies and through the Cascades to Vancouver. At one point in the early morning I get up to pee and I can see huge peaks looming through the foggy dawn on our left and right. I watch them pass for a bit and then return to my bunk knowing we've got many hours to go.
Around 9:30, I feel the bus stop. We're at a town called Salmon Arm, where we have stopped for coffee and donuts. A man tells Lance (our driver this week) that, in this town, if you're not employed by the lumber company, chances are you're not employed.
We watch Almost Famous — we are on a tour bus watching people on a tour bus.
Since we've still got an hour and a half to go, Tracy puts on Doug's yoga DVD and a bunch of us get into positions all over the front lounge. Legs are every which way and butts are in the air. It was one of the most ridiculous scenes I've ever witnessed on a tour bus. Lance couldn’t believe it was a happening. But it actually felt pretty good and now we have arrived in the Vancouver suburbs.
More West Edmonton Mall facts:
There are more than 800 (!) stores.
There are 2 hotels in the mall.
You can download a map and guide to the mall onto your PDA.