How to Get to Bob Fenichel's House
From Interstate 5, in Washington State, heading north
Drive north past Exit 276, until Interstate 5 ends at the customs barrier.
About 0.5 miles (0.8 km) from the customs barrier, take Exit 2 to the right, and follow signs forBC 99. You'll be on BC 99 for a long while, during which time it will morph back and forth between being a divided highway and a 2-lane city street. It will have varying local street names, but its underlying identity as BC 99 will be indicated from time to time. Shortly after you pass turns that would take to to Vancouver International Airport, BC 99 will be incarnated as Granville Street, and you should proceed as described below.
From Vancouver International Airport
From the airport exit road, follow signs showing the way to Vancouver. After about 2 miles, you'll be on the Arthur Laing Bridge. Get in the right lane, so that you can turn onto Granville Street (BC 99) near the end of the bridge, and then follow the directions just below.
From Granville Street, heading north
You'll stay on BC 99 through this paragraph and the next, but BC 99 will not always be called Granville Street. In particular, after about 5 miles, toward the end of another bridge, you should follow signs right onto Seymour Street, and continue for another mile (1.6 km) until you can turn left onto Georgia Street. The turn onto Georgia Street comes just before a pedestrian bridge crosses Seymour Street between two buildings.
After about a mile on Georgia Street, the left lanes turn into a highway that proceeds through Stanley Park to the Lions Gate Bridge, which is reached about 2.5 miles (4 km) from the turn from Seymour Street. After a mile on the bridge, get into the left lanes, and follow signs taking you toward West Vancouver. A 270° clockwise off-ramp leaves you heading west on Marine Drive. Stay on Marine Drive as it crosses the Capilano River on a bridge and then, about 1 km from the 270° off-ramp, takes you to the intersection of Marine Drive and Taylor Way, with the vast Park Royal mall ahead of you on both sides of the street. Continue west on Marine Drive, following the instructions just below.
From Marine Drive at Taylor Way, West Vancouver, heading west
This is not the fastest route, but it is by far the simplest. Drive west on Marine Drive for 5 miles (8 km), then turn right onto Burkehill Road. Burkehill Road winds uphill, crossing railroad tracks (0.2 miles/0.3 km from Marine Drive) and then crossing Bayridge Avenue (0.4 miles/0.6 km from Marine Drive).
A little further uphill (0.5 miles (0.8 km) from Marine Drive), Burkehill comes up the stem of a T junction. The main course of Burkehill actually takes a sharp left here; the right fork goes only a few feet to a cul-de-sac and houses 4123 and 4127. My house is on the right, just before the T.
From the Trans-Canada Highway, coming west from North Vancouver and Surrey
Continue west as long as it takes you to get to Exit 7 (Westridge Road). The off-ramp continues west uphill, crosses south over the highway, turns west again, and finally after about 0.4 miles (0.6 km) comes to a 4-way stop just past a gas station.Drive straight ahead onto Westridge Road, and follow the directions below.
From the Trans-Canada Highway, coming east from Horseshoe Bay
Take Exit4. At the stop sign at the end of the off-ramp, set your odometer to 0 and turn left to cross the highway on the overpass. Just on the other side, turn right (east) onto Westport Road. Westport Road runs due east for a while, then swings left and becomes Woodgreen Drive. A block later (0.3 miles (0.5 km) from the off-ramp stop sign), turn right onto Woodcrest Road, and continue for 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to the first right turn, which takes you onto Almondel Road. Almondel crosses Cypress Creek on a new bridge, then goes back south under the highway.
At about 0.9 miles (1.4 km) from the off-ramp stop sign, Almondel turns left, but you should continue straight ahead onto Ripple Road. From Ripple Road, take the first right turn (1.1 mile (1.7 km) from the off-ramp stop sign) to Ripple Place. Ripple Place ends after only a block, at which point Burkehill Road is on the right. Follow Burkehill Road as it runs west on the level, then downhill to the south, then more steeply downhill to the east. It then (at 1.3 miles (2.1 km) from the off-ramp stop sign) enters a T junction on the left arm of the T. The right arm of the T is just a cul-de-sac; the main course of Burkehill Road continues down the stem of the T. Turn right onto the stem, but then immediately turn left into my driveway, tucked under the right arm of the T.
Alternatively, stay on the highway until Exit 7; the off-ramp leads you to the north arm of a 4-way stop. Turn right (west) onto Westridge Road, and follow the directions just below.
From Westridge Road at the 4-way stop, heading west
Follow Westridge for about 0.6 mi (1 km) to a stop sign, where Westridge ends at a T junction with Ripple Road. Turn left on Ripple Road, heading steeply downhill for 0.2 miles (0.3 km) to another 4-way stop, at the intersection with Bayridge Avenue. Turn right on Bayridge; it will take you downhill and then uphill until it intersects Burkehill Road after 0.1 miles (0.2 km) at yet another stop sign. Turn right (north; uphill) on Burkehill Road. My house is the second house on the right, just before a T junction.
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