2 AM Still Raining Vancouver Saturday Night

When I got into Vancouver yesterday morning at 7:30, after getting up at 4:30 AM in Robert;s Creek to catch the ferry, I had the biggest day of my trip waiting for me. A TV interview, newspaper interview, meeting a publisher friend, and presentation/signing at the Vancouver Public Library. I was beat. I used my new GPS device (Garmin Nuvi)* to find a hotel and it turned out to be a nice Best Western across the street from Vancouver’s legendary blues venue, The Yale Hotel. In fact I ended up with a corner room looking down on the hotel:

This is a great club, the only other town I’ve been that had places like this was Chicago. No effetes. Real people. The house band, Brickhouse, was playing and it was a dance partay, with red/orange/pink spotlights, a large room, pool tables, an ambience that can’t be faked, or acquired, the blues filling the room and dancers’ souls.

It was my first totally fun night in 3 weeks.

*I absolutely cannot believe what one of these devices does for you. I can’t see how I could have managed this trip, with all its addresses, without it. More later.

About Lloyd Kahn

Lloyd Kahn started building his own home in the early '60s and went on to publish books showing homeowners how they could build their own homes with their own hands. He got his start in publishing by working as the shelter editor of the Whole Earth Catalog with Stewart Brand in the late '60s. He has since authored six highly-graphic books on homemade building, all of which are interrelated. The books, "The Shelter Library Of Building Books," include Shelter, Shelter II (1978), Home Work (2004), Builders of the Pacific Coast (2008), Tiny Homes (2012), and Tiny Homes on the Move (2014). Lloyd operates from Northern California studio built of recycled lumber, set in the midst of a vegetable garden, and hooked into the world via five Mac computers. You can check out videos (one with over 450,000 views) on Lloyd by doing a search on YouTube:

One Response to 2 AM Still Raining Vancouver Saturday Night

  1. Hi Lloyd ,
    i just picked up the new book and can't put it down.I have the three home books now and love them all.
    I live in the MT Baker foothills area,and was wondering if you had a book signing/show nearby.

    Thanks for all the inspiring books, They got me started building more funky stuff.

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