Christmas 2007 in Victoria

Yeah, these are WAY late but better late than never, right? Clicky for you-know-what.
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Waiting the in Tampa airport, en route to Victoria
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Having Tim Hortons for the first time in a long time
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Cam’s parents and Joe
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Me en route!
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Arrival in rainy Victoria
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Melissa and Owen hike off the tarmac
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Avocado tree growing in Mom and Dad’s dining room
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At Daniel’s get together, held the night I arrived; shortly before I got sick and had to spend two days in bed (but unrelated)
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Mom with one of her paintings, and the mother of the girl pictured
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At a little cafe in Estevan Village in Victoria, with Dani and Davin *dumple*
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At the ECHL hockey game, Victoria Salmon Kings vs Alaska Aces
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Some of the action
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Final score — home team wins!
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Me, Cal and Nick
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Cal, Amy, Me, Nick, Tex
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Island microbrew
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A refined pool hall, who’d a thunk it
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View from the outside
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Lori, Nick, Mavis, Me at the Blue Fox cafe for breakfast
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From the outside
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Carla and Mark and family, Mavis, me
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Christmas eve, mom killing time…
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…while Anand plays
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Hanging out in the livingroom
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Anand snaps a couple shots
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Caroline
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Neil
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Davin showin off his new duds
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Caroline gets canvases from Mom!
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Anand is now part of the exclusive Elbow Patch Network, or EBN for short
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Me being arty.. did I succeed?
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Dad gets a giant book of guitar tabs from Anand and Davin
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Davin and Caroline
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Santa rocks!! I mean socks
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Neil offers Anand some of the traditional Greenwell potato chips, haha
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At the family reunion up at Auntie Arlene and Uncle Hans’ place.. Uncle Neil
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Uncle Hans
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Auntie Arlene
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Auntie Carole
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Auntie Maureen
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Uncle Bill, my cousin Cathy, and Anand
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Auntie Sylvia
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Neil gets the golf ball on the tee.. much harder than it looks
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Cathy and Cheyenne
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Mom
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Anand with co-op coffee
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Cousin Kelly capturing the action
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Alicia and Auntie Arlene
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Davin, Anand and Uncle Neil
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Uncle Steve
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Sharon and Lucy
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Eloy
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Gail
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Cheyenne and Uncle Hans
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Eloy and Alicia
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Singing carols
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And back to Victoria… Out with Kathy and Sean for sushi
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Sean and me after a brisk walk up Mount Doug… Sean you’re gonna kill me if we keep that pace up
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Me and Aaron at Tim Hortons
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Aaron’s pimped out iPod touch
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Aaron and Tex
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At 5th St Bar and Grill with Kathy, Daniel, Nicky, Ben, and later, Sean and Jackie. Here’s Kathy.
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Sean
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Jackie
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At Rene’s place. “How to Fix an iPod nano”
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Fixed
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Out front of Rene’s; Tex, Nicole, Paul and me. It’s 3am and pouring rain.
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Out at Shizen sushi with Brian, Hilary and Todd.
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Sean loves him some banana bread. Mmm good
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The van. I am *so* glad Anand is okay. Watch out for black ice people.
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From the Dec 2008 photogroffee. I’ll be making a separate post for photos from it.
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Karen and Maryanne at Mar’s wedding reception
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Dad and Mom’s scrabble game… on an ACTUAL BOARD and not on Facebook!! Crazy. Haha.
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At Ferris’ for brunch. Michael enjoying his food 🙂
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Kathy and her anonymous blueberry tea
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My meal, mm
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Edd and Megan
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Coreen, Kathy and Mark
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Edd, Megan and Coreen
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Coffee
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Tex demonstrating the awesome focusing power of his Canon Powershot S5IS 🙂
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OJ
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At Capital Iron
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At the art shop
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At “Liberty”… upscale home furnishings
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Nicole and Tex at Bean Around the World… they have the best mochas
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Coreen and the BATW storefront
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In the world-famous Fan Tan Alley
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Out for dinnner with Calvin, Amy, Brian, Derek, Coreen and Tex.. here’s Cal and Amy
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Hil
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Bri
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Me, Tex and Coreen
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Best buds
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Derek and Me out for Thai
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My brother opened for Adam Freeland. How cool is that? So cool.
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Great to see tech making positive contributions like this.. Sarasota’s doing pretty well on the solar front, too
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De dutch bakery. Love the mix of old and new buildings in Victoria
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At A&B sound, which, contrary to opinion I’d heard earlier, is still open (though, with much smaller selection). A healthy selection of blu-ray discs are for sale.
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And a good selection of HD-DVD discs, too. Though, now I think the balance is shifting toward Blu-Ray, since most of the major studios are dropping support for HD-DVD.
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New Year’s Eve at Sean’s place, hanging out and having fun 🙂
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More of Sean’s living room.
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Mark with a “Can I get a woohoo?” Midnight strikes and it’s 2008. Then we ran out on the porch, screamed at the top of our lungs and banged pots and pans, which was awesome
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Walking by my old highscoool with Karen, saw they had the old grad photos close to the door…
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Oh, and look, there’s Karen
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And there’s me! Hahah…
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Walking to the new Starbucks by yon olde 7-Eleven
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Hanging out with Karen
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My old highschool! Man it looks small. Still have the portables in the back, 13 years later.
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Me and Tex getting breakfast at Floyd’s
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The bumper stickers read “Got Grog?” and “I brake for saucy wenches”
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Getting lunch with Jim at Azuma…
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Outside of Azuma.. shortly hereafter we stopped by the camera store and checked out the Oly E3… had the fastest autofocus I’ve ever seen
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In the Eaton Center
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Mom, Neil and Dad seeing me off at the airport
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Joe playing with the big toys in Calgary
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It was a long trip back

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