It was like a dream. It was like it never happened. It was a whirlwind of activity on a Friday night when we first met back in May, nearly a month has passed since David visited Vancouver and on a Sunny Friday evening, it ended like this . . .
We ended up at the Richmond Night Market for dinner.
Starting at the beginning, we physically met late in the afternoon and went for a short scooter ride to Steveston to burn an hour or so. You can read about it HERE The plan was to meet around 6:30p at Rideaway Motors where Gary and the RTE Gang would be waiting. We had planned to give David an official escort to the market
When it comes to food, or eating you can always count on members of the Vancouverscootering.com to tag along.
After introductions we get suited up and David, not used to riding in a Group is waiting in anticipation . . . He's probably thinking "what have I got myself into"
These riders are used to riding together and we sandwiched David in the middle of our group. We encountered heavy, aggressive traffic as we neared the market and the guys went into blocking and aggressive mode for a bit to keep us all together. I think David was impressed
Here we are on our final approach towards the parking area. We are early but traffic is at a standstill
From my limited time with David, I observed that he is usually smiling when he has food in his mouth. There were so many varieties of this and that to try
I don't think they have anything like this in Montreal, where he is from
The Richmond night market is only open on Weekends; Friday, Saturday & Sunday NIGHTS, and holiday Mondays, during the few months of summer
It didn't seem that busy when we first arrived, but soon the isles were hard to navigate
David's smiling again, he must have more food on that plate
Many of these Asian delicacies are labour intensive to prepare
Notice that David is easy to spot in a crowd, he is taller than most
The smell of good food makes you hungry. It is hard to visit this Market without filling your stomach. I usually have something small to eat while I walk around looking for my dinner. Most of the food prepared here can be eaten with either your fingers or these long wooden sticks.
Not that I noticed but I think David was eating continuously for the whole 2 hours we were there.
Here's a quick photo of the RTE gang. (RTE = Ride To Eat)
PS: to DAR . . . The RTE Gang wished you were here. They really miss you
EDIT: ****************** almost forgot the video