October 25, 2009
I'm writing from Edmonton, recovering this fine Sunday night, from a very eventful few days. Got in late last night, put the baby to bed (no crying on the flight home either), and woke up only to scramble together for tea with some lady friends this afternoon.
Our last day in Vancouver was different, but likewise fun compared to the other days. We walked to Gastown to have lunch with Rosie and Justin at Finch's. Then proceeded to have the most leisurely day of strolling around the surrounding streets.
Dexter looking dubious about solid food.
Popped into a button store. Looked at cool buildings nearing completion. Stopped for coffees and biscotti. And we spent a good chunk of time browsing a beautiful design store. It was lovely because there are no pushy salespeople. Just beautiful home things, and you get to hang out and experience the space without any pressure. Dexter was pretty enamoured with all the lights.
Auntie Rosie with Dexter.
Here's Don. Possibly distracted for a few fleeting moments, from thoughts of how the way many of us live is ruining the planet. I know, it's ironic saying that while posting pictures of us hanging out at a fancy furniture store. Are sofas as bad for the planet as cars?
Justin, as relaxed as the rest of us.
I sat on an enormous chair. It was so comfortable with the exception of not being able to touch the floor with my feet.
Dexter was transfixed with this light. He kept batting at it with his hand.
The best part about this mini getaway was discovering a city I already know, with Dexter. It's nice to recharge every now and then with good friends, good food, and lots of urban exploration. My family made a tradition out of visiting Vancouver. It's both strange and excellent to think that I'm starting to do the same with my little family.
P.S. The Yaletown mini-dogs I saw would make delicious one-bite snacks for Dougal, on a subsequent visit.