We're all checked in at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel, actually located in Surrey.
The hotel was offering a bargain rate, and we have some pleasant business in British Columbia, including grandson Jake's football game tomorrow, and a trip to YVR to pick up our next-door neighbors who are flying home after a train trip across Canada.
In the meantime we can admire that relic of Expo 86, the gigantic Canadian flag bought by a Surrey car dealership and one of the leading landmarks of Surrey ever since.
As a matter of fact, it's more or less right outside our 20th-floor window.
Our room is spacious and pleasant.
Now we're off to enjoy beautiful downtown Surrey.