My sister and brother-in-law, who love Vancouver, gave me a list of things to see here but, unfortunately, I've spent most of my time in meeting rooms. Yesterday, I slipped away long enough to cover one of the items on their list: The Black Frog, Gastown's monument to a good time. A famous, local pub, the Black Frog promotes itself as "Vancouver's friendliest place to grab a bite." I guess they must cater primarily to frogs. From the moment I walked in, I was surrounded by a swarm of flies so thick I could barely make my way to the bar. I'm sure it's a great place, but after a while the fly-to-human ratio had me running for cover. I guess they need a few more frogs to balance it out ...!