October 22, 2009
One of the things I love about Vancouver is the way it smells (with the exception of east hastings). Because I'm blogging quickly while Dexter is napping before our dinner date, I'll let the photos do most of the talking.
For the record, Dexter was wicked on the airplane. Milk snacks on take off and milk snacks on landing make a happy baby. I didn't realize how much Dexter would like a king sized bed. He's been rolling around on it like a fiend! Left, right... he's unstoppable.
We're staying at the Moda hotel, which is a great little boutique place on Seymour and Smithe. It's a short walk to downtown amenities so the baby and I went strolling and shopping yesterday. Granville street is just one stop over. I like how old-timey it looks, even during the day.
Vancouver has LEAVES! Oh, it's nice to have a bit of fall because the colours are so amazing. It snowed so quickly in Edmonton that I really missed the autumnal changes. I know everybody says the same thing about pretty leaves, but it's true. The trees here are so vibrant. In the spring the blossoms are also excellent.
Can't wait until Dexter is old enough to eat one of these awesome Halloween candy apples. Yum.
I was very impressed that I was able to walk in a pair of my favourite shoes all day and night. In Edmonton I rarely run into moms that have the same stroller as Dexter since it's expensive and very much a stroller for the avid pedestrian. Here, tons of moms have it! I was in the elevator with another mom with a British accent and she showed me how to attach the rain cover because I've never had to use mine before. Point is, either more of the moms here are into walking a lot, or they're more into having a pricey stroller just for the sake of having something pricey for their baby? Probably some of both.
The shoes are very fall-like. I love these ones because they're sort of 1930s and remind me of a pair of Clarks I had when I was 3 years old.
An entire wall display of sparkly head bands tempted me to spend way too much money. I resisted. Particularly because my mom gifted me one of these last week in Edmonton and I should be spending my shopping time finding cute and neat gifts for friends.
Had after work drinks at the restaurant (Cibo) attached to the hotel with Edmonton expatriate friend, Elicia. She likes the baby.
Don after an invigorating day of sessions. He's tired, but has reported to me that it's motivating to meet a lot of people who are as concerned about sustainable living as he is. And no matter how tired Don is, when he's hanging with Dexter he's always present and full of fun.
Being silly in the lobby. It was Elicia's idea to hang out on the baggage cart.
Ready for dinner part 2 at Nuba.
I picked out Don's tie. It used to be my dad's from the 70s and I'm glad I salvaged it from one of my mom's ruthless purges. She's the woman who actually gave her wedding dress to Salvation Army because she was never going to wear it again.
Potatoes and Fatouche.
Vintage tiles at our hotel. I'm dying to have these honeycomb-like tiles at our house but Don says they are not suitable since our house is 50s. UGH. What a purist.
So far this little getaway is awesome!