I lived out in Vancouver for 10 years (in Toronto atm) and spent a lot of time down in Eugene and San Francisco as a I have a lot of friends down that way through my brother who went to U of O on a track scholarship. Used to go down once a year at least for a few weeks. Hang out in Napa, get bombed, hang out in Berkely get stoned, see the Dead, etc.
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