I thought I'd throw this out there in case anyone is interested. It's probably too late for most of you, but just in case you are not doing anything tonight, this is what I plan to do. I can take 3 people with me.
I'm going to the Semiahmoo Resort BBQ tonight. Today is the last one for this year. It's very informal. If you've never been there, the place is just across the border from Peace Arch (you can even see it from the White Rock beach). It's a nice resort-style place, and very close by in case you want to come back the same day.
The BBQ starts around 5:30 pm and ends around 8:30 pm. But, we can continue the party in their pub, lounge area which closes late. This event is rain or shine! If it continues to rain then they will have the event inside the pub/lounge. Cost of Dinner & Entertainment is cheap ($19.95 per person). They have live music. Full details are on their Website at:http://www.semiahmoo.com/home/Friday-Night-BBQ-Beach-Party.aspx
I plan to spend the night at the Quality Inn in Bellingham. Right in the heart of the shops there and plan to do some shopping tomorrow. I got a really good rate of $70 for the night (normal rate is $90), and the place looks good: big rooms, free WiFi, etc. Check it out online below if you plan to stay there - they should have a few rooms left. I got the rate I did telling them I'm a government employee (working at the University):http://www.qualityinn.com/hotel-bellingham-washington-WA054
Let me know by 2:00 pm if interested (I plan to head out around 4:00 pm but can pick up a couple people on the way from UBC if they are enroute). I also don't mind being the designated driver. I plan to have a few drinks at the hotel afterwards :-) Of course, this means that if you plan to come, you will either stay at the hotel or drive down. If you plan to stay at the hotel, phone them at the number below:
You can email me directly at [address removed] or contact me on my mobile at[masked]-4354.