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Saturday, October 19, 2013
Friday, October 18, 2013
Another thunderstorm. It was getting intense on my walk home from the bus stop and I was a little afraid of being struck by lightning. Everyone was home so we made a glorious Indian feast for dinner and watched Kung Fu Hustle.
Thursday, October 17, 2013
Sarah & I were supposed to go hiking in Belcarra, but because of the rainstorm the night before, we decided that the trail would probably be too soupy to enjoy :( The weather improved later on though, and I hung out in the yard for a bit before Jeff came home from work. We wanted burgers so we drove up to the Mountain Shadow Pub in Burnaby, listening to Night Vale in the car. We came home and watched The Wire for 3 hours.
We hosted a barbecue and it was well-attended, delicious, and sunny. Also Jeff and I got to meet our nephew Tyrion for the first time, as Natalie and Seamus had just returned from Korea! He's so big already — only 3 months old and wearing 9 month baby clothes.
Wednesday, October 16, 2013
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Monday, October 14, 2013
Sunday, October 13, 2013
After a hungover suitcase pack & cleanup of the cottage and drive to the airport in Santa Ana, the flight was relatively easy. I mostly listened to Night Vale and ate candy. Jeff picked me up and as it was dinnertime and we were both starving, we decided to go out someplace on Main St, since we're never in that area. Got lucky when we tried The Acorn because it was full and had a waitlist, but the party of two ahead of us was a no-show so we got a table within ten minutes. The food was incredible — above is my meal of beer-battered haloumi, zucchini pancake, mashed peas, and lemon balm yogurt (it was a lot like fish & chips). We came home and after I unpacked, we relaxed with some episodes of The Wire and a bottle of wine.
We spent the day wandering around Old Town and the Gaslamp Quarter, sightseeing and shopping and eating food (all the important tourist activities). In the evening Jon and Hayley came down from the mountain to visit and uhhhh drunkenness happened. I don't know why anyone thought that was a good idea with a flight the next day.
Monday, October 7, 2013
Went walking around in the morning, finishing my roll of film and shopping for records. The guy at the record store was nice, and recommended something that turned out to be amazing when I got home and was able to listen to it. Had a drink and read my book at a pub, then met up with everyone for lunch at Raglan's. I went back to the beach for a bit before sunset, enjoying the light. Michael and Maddie joined us for dinner, bringing whiskey and picking up fancy pizza from Pizza Port down the road.
Lots more photos from this day here.