Hastings Park, Vancouver, BC, June 30, 2007

Up at the crack of 8:00 am or so after a restless night due to the paper thin walls of the fabulous (but cheap) Evergreen Motel of Princeton, BC, I was off, headed west to Vancouver and a date with Hastings Park. This drive from Princeton to Vancouver ... that's something you have to experience sometime, winding down wild river valleys with startlingly vertical green mountains around every turn. Some of the prettiest country I have ever seen.

Hastings has a pretty paddock that's almost as nice looking as any track anywhere.

Impressive background scenery.

More impressive backdrop, and a nice infield. I liked the groovy covered Winner's Circle.

Unfortunately, a tiny crowd on a beautiful Saturday.

Overall, a pleasant day at a decent track, spent with a good friend.

Nice view from the motel that night, Mt. Baker in northern Washington.