Sunday, December 9, 2012

B.C. Road Trip: First Stop Surrey

We're on the road again and planning three days in Beautiful British Columbia with visits to family along the way.

We're staying at the Sheraton Vancouver Guildford Hotel on the same floor and maybe even in the same room as we did last year. One difference: it's foggy and dark and even from our window we can't see the flag.

Just today we read a complaint on Trip Advisor about a recent break-in a guest suffered to his car parked in the underground garage. The desk clerk sadly confirmed that, and said they're now closing the gate at 10:00 p.m., which would at least make the thieves work an earlier shift. With memories of a similar break-in to our car in Seattle about 15 Christmases ago, in which a side window was broken and over a thousand dollars worth of presents from relatives and personal belongings were stolen, we've brought just about everything up to our room.

A decade ago Surrey held the dubious honor of being the car theft capital of North America, but apparently that's changed for the better.

Still, forewarned is forearmed - besides, we've heard too many "Surrey jokes" over the years not to be cautious.

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