Saturday, Dec. 24, 1955 – Vancouver

Published by at 6:58 am under 1955,Dec. 24

Miles Today – 0. Miles to Date – 2700

Rained all day, clearing in late afternoon. Christmas Eve and no snow! Very strange. Slept till 11:30 this morning.
Mr. Jones took me on a tour of part of the city. Saw English Bay, the beaches, swank section of town, the airport, the log booms of BC lumber (50% of BC’s money comes from lumber) and the University of British Columbia.

This is a very beautiful city. Only 400,000 population but is spread out over area much greater than that of Toronto.

Saw the city at night from Grouse Mountain. The most beautiful sight to see the whole city spread out in lights below.

Met the whole contingent today. A great bunch! Margeson’s a scotch kiltie. Got crests and neckerchiefs.

Have to leave all winter clothes behind as 44 pounds is total baggage allowed on the plane.

Some of the guys have $200 spending money.

Merry Christmas

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