Okay, this is gonna be a long one, because there's lots to go through. Sucks to be all you reading this ^^
Thursday, had obscenely early plain flight, so I stayed up all night. This resulted in me basically passing out on the plane. Fell asleep before take-off, and slept all the way through it. Mostly sat around the hotel room watching tv, aside from going out for Thai (my first time, discovered pad thai is gooood), and calling C and Ari.
On Friday, my dad and I went into Seattle, to mostly walk around. I found out they had an Kinokuniya, and spent a while drooling over manga and pimping X to this kid I was talking to, before finally settling on YnM 7 and 8, because Sasuga never has it. After that, we went to see Kill Bill, which was very...splattery. My dad spent the whole movie going 'Ahahaha', which was amusing in of itself. And I had a minor urge to write Seishirou as a yakuza boss, but managed to curb it. We then wandered down to Pike Place Market which was very cool. Owl, my hawk, now has a new friend who actually is an owl, and currently nameless. Anyone who's read Owl, it's esentially the same type of bird I wrote for Setsuka, only fuzzy and less likely to try and take my eyes out. Very cute. I also had the best clam chowder in the world before we headed off to the motel. (No, really...I'm practically drooling thinking about it)
Satuday we got up early and headed up into Canada. Ended up meeting Ari at the ferry terminal, which included a good minute or two of us standing there staring at each other, because I hadn't been expecting the hair (I've only seen her with Seishirou-hair), and she thought I would be shorter. We ended up wandering around Vancouver for a few hours talking, before going on the ferry back to Victoria, where we mostly just sat around being silly with C.
Next moring, went up to C's house, where I managed to help her salvage a bit of Ari's Seishirou shikifuku. We went out for Chinese, which also included the two of them being cute. Had bubble tea for the first time, at least in my case, which was pretty good. Wandered around downtown for a while, before I headed back on the ferry to Vancouver.
Monday I got dragged by my dad to see University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University, which were both nice enough, I suppose, although I'm horrible and haven't really thought that far ahead yet. Found a used bookstore that had the third book in the Liveship Traders trilogy, which made me happy because I got to find out how the story ends, finally. We also spent some time wandering around the gay section in Vancouver, and the pride stickers on basically every shop window made me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
On Tuesday, it was miraculously clear and sunny, unlike the rain we'd been having the rest of the trip, and we headed up to Whistler. As far as towns go, this one was closer to an overgrown ski lodge than a town or village or what ever, but it was nice. The hotel was really nice ^^
Wednesday, back down to Vancouver, and I took the ferry over again, and managed to mostly successfully navigate the BC bus system with the help of a nice little old lady and useful bus drivers. Had supper with Ari and her younger brother and ended up talking about chemistry over Ari's somewhat creative use of prepackaged food (Seeing her fight the frozen chicken was the most amusing bit ^^). I then got my own personal walking tour of downtown Victoria, care of Ari, as well as a trip to the arcade, during which I sucked at DDR, beat her at a motorcycle racing gamee, and had three somewhat competive air hockey games (I won the first, lost the second, and lost the third, but it was close). Went back to Ari's house and saw the X movie subbed because I had only seen it dubbed, and made random commentary, mostly about the Ambigous Floating Sakura PetalsTM, and went 'WTF?!' over the sub job (when I, in my very lacking Japanese skills, can tell it's mistranslated, that's bad. And how the hell do you get 'Kimeragi' out of 'Sumeragi'?). I got dropped off at C's house for the night, got to witness the two of them being cute again (which apparently isn't very common, and less so infront of other people). I helped C cut out ofuda before we before we both called it a night around two am.
Got up the next day, got Ari out of bed, went out for lunch. I had sushi for the very first time ^^ The salmon and the other one, I think it was tuna, but I can't remember now, weren't half-bad. Gave the shrimp away to Ari because we were cutting it close and she was eyeing it. Also discovered that I still don't like squid at all, and that I can't chew through the damn stuff. There was some trouble involved the fact that the stupid old man at the ticket counter wouldn't let me get a ticket for the one o'clock ferry even though it was still there. Ended up going back on the three o'clock and apologizing profusely to my dad before driving down to Seattle.
Today, or rather, technically yesterday, I more or less got up, and then spent the rest of the day on planes, discovering the American has really uncomfortable seats. Over all? Great trip. Really great trip. C and Ari were as cool (okay, and as pretty and hot) as online and expected. I owe you guys one, I had a great time ^^