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Monday, September 26, 2011

Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver BC


Have arrived in Vancouver. I love staying at the Hotel Vancouver. We always stay here so it is familiar and comfortable. Sun on our first day. We spent some time at the Tom Lee music store. I was looking for DJ lighting systems for my dance class and sheet music for the girls. We found great piano solo music for Mist: David Bowie and Harry Potter. And Glee for Tabs. Pip received an outfit from H&M. 
Today it rained and rained--typical Vancouver fall. 
I don't eat very much at home. Yet let me just say that Vancouver is a whole other story. First of all, our supper at Griffon's, at The Fairmont, included a dessert buffet. I usually avoid buffets like the plague. I find them disgusting. However, the Fairmont knows how to do a dessert buffet: double chocolate mousse, cream puffs, chocolate mousse cake...I felt ill all evening and took to my bed early. And then tonight...I had to try a blue berry milkshake from the Whitespot. I blame Peter's brother Bruce for that one! He ordered one from the very same Whitespot a few years ago when we all met in Vancouver for Peter's PhD graduation. And wouldn't you know it? The girls and I remembered and just had to order ourselves one! Again, tonight, I don't very well...Eating sweets just isn't worth it. I feel sick. I am looking forward to returning to my usual diet of no refined sugar and no wheat. I never feel ill at home. 
I was up at 2 am last night with Pip. She has a head cold and her ears bother her. At 2 am she was having trouble breathing. The sounds she was making frightened Peter and I. I gave her a decongestant and drew her a hot bath for the steam and fed her lemonade. The result was that she was able to sleep but I found myself a wee bit tired today.
I must break and get down to work tonight. I have writing to do for a few deadlines. I will write more about our trip to the Science Museum and other adventures tomorrow.

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