The allure of the iZombie™ liquidation sale was too tempting for me to stay home. With 2019 “snowmagedon part 2” winter storm moving in fast, I saw a window-of-opportunity to go shop and took it! Throwing caution to the wind (figuratively and literally) my family and I headed to North Vancouver, B.C. to check out the props, sets and wardrobe being liquidated at the North Shore Studios.
Side note: I find it incredibly ironic my first “Wandering Whatcom” blog installment is not about Whatcom County. However, one of the most amazing things about Whatcom County is that it shares a border with the lower-mainland of beautiful British Columbia, Canada. Cross-border, Cascadia living is where it’s at, in my humble opinion.
The sale didn’t disappoint!
We split up between studios and conquered the line ups, which were long! We came away some very nice things the least of which was an iZombie morgue chair!!!
So it snowed. A lot!
We left for home just as the storm was hitting the Vancouver metro area hard. The seemingly short 40 minute drive had us in Langley with dry roads, once again ahead of the storm. Before crossing the border and hungry from our shopping efforts, we called in a take-out from Tomo Sushi. Dubbed “gas station sushi” on both sides of the border – it’s a favorite. We picked it up and took it with us across the border. Yes, you can do that!
Know before you go.
*Disclaimer – There are limitations on food especially meats, fresh fruits and fresh vegetables. Know ahead of time what food you’re allowed to take in and out of the the U.S.A and Canada respectively. Also have appropriate I.D. We use Nexus cards and love them! (Tip Sheet for U.S. Citizens)
The snow did finally catch up to us but not before we made it safely home.
“Wandering Whatcom” is inspired by the sentiment “not all those who wander are lost”, a line from the poem “All that is gold does not glitter”, written by J. R. R. Tolkien for The Lord of the Rings. (source)