October 23, 2009
My trusty feet took us on more leafy adventures.
Dexter had a wonderful day full of firsts! I was meeting Chrissy for lunch and left early because I wasn't sure how the bus was going to work and I didn't want to be late. The bus came within minutes of my arriving at the stop. And I got to the lunch location twenty minutes early with the help of google maps. With nothing else to do, I started photographing Dexter with abandon.
Lunch at Salade de Fruits was delicious!
Afterwards, a stroll down to west 4th to do some Kitsalano shopping.
Fresh B.C. fruit while in B.C. What a concept!
Dexter making new friends at one of the many designer things baby stores.
Later on, met up with Don at Granville Island. It's such a lovely place down under the bridge with tons of artsy places to browse and of course, the market! I've come here so many times with my own family while growing up and then with friends over and over again on subsequent visits. I was so excited for Dexter to have his first outing here.
I am also excited that my overall mini dress fits again.
I had my repettos in the undercarriage of Dexter's stroller and changed into them because I was doing a lot of hills.
Dexter likes the salty sea air (I presume).
We took the sea bus (yes, with the baby) and got off in Yaletown. Lots of shops. Lots of mixed use housing. Wide sidewalks. I'm not going to lie... I do like the look of Yaletown (the ellipses indicate that I briefly fantasized about living in a town home there).
After a pit stop at the hotel for Dexter's nap, we headed back out on foot to dinner at Hapa. Dexter was quite the charming ladies man and proceeded to win the hearts of many an Asian waitress. The proprietor came up to us and held the baby for some time too, relaying his own experiences with the bugaboo. Then he took the baby on parade through the restaurant so everybody could ogle. Funny, only because this place wasn't very family-like. It was hip and bustling with beautiful people. Just not the place I'd imagine people to be excited about babies, but I guess Dexter turns it on!
Oh my. I'm so glad our friend Jhen suggested getting plum wine. It. Was. So. Good.
Like drinking candy.
The food was likewise tasty.
Jhen settles up.
On the way home, Granville at night.