To The Letter, Shelley MacDonald, Owner


Trip to Vancouver, 2006

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I love the red bushes

Burrard Bridge in the rain is still pretty great

The beach downtown

Flowers on Denman Street


This year i'm just an observer of the Vancouver Marathon

On Burrard Bridge

Shelley posing for the camera

André posing for the camera, later, downtown

Canada Place

I love these tourist bears

And next year there'll be a building here

Cruise ship, canada place, and lovely flowers

ditto on the flowers

and more flowers

At Cardero's

Crossing the Lion's Gate on our way to ....

Grouse Mountain

on top of the world

cool sculptures with view of Vancouver in the background

Science Centre from a moving car

Morning of Lobster Chowder, down at Granville Island to collect supplies

This is one of my favourite places

Awnings in front of public market

Getting oriented in Allan's big kitchen

Wowie, i've never cooked with such a big pot before

the lovely backyard

Ritsu, Shelley & Dave

Esther, Shelley, Glenna & Wayne

Teresa and Pat

Doesn't Bette look great?

Dr. Carol


Peggy & Steve

Bill, Marketa and Judi

Peter, the lovely husband of the lovely Bette

Hanging out in the back yard

Robin & Wayne

Model #1 (Stephanie) from CMHA

Lori & Greg

Model #2 (Grace) also from CMHA

Lyanne and Shelley

Marketa, Allan, WJ and me with a goofy face

Ann & Allan (hosts), with Marketa, WJ, and me


The next day we head to Stanley Park

And even though the seawall was mostly closed, we managed to go cross-country

Of course, then Rachel phoned, and i fell off my bike trying to answer the phone in time

A small pause to make a balance sculpture

Dinner at Tojo's

Uncle Don, our waiter, Shelley and André at Tojo's

this is where karen lives

maddy and auntie shelley reading in bed

some things never change

Karen and Shelley (and even though i live far away, we're still best friends)

Breakfast at the new Sunshine Diner

On the ferry going to victoria

we ate dinner here

Rich, Shelley and Beth

Rich and Beth (she's part-timer #2 hidden away in victoria)

The view from our hotel room at Laurel Point

Burrard Bridge looks nicer on a sunny day

View of downtown from GI

Brendan, Jennifer & Kieran

You've got to love these two boys

Linda, Sierra & Wendy

Isn't she fabulous?

Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

Crescent Beach

I never get tired of taking this same picture

Morag and I have our obligatory visit to Jericho Beach

And here's Morag

Zsuzsi - Love me, love my prawns

Dexter dong some improvisational dance

Zed and John

All of the flowers from Lobster Chowder, plus the celebratory engagement champagne back at Shauna's

On the plane, heading home

I never get tired of this view, either

or this one

And once back in Montreal, another client is in town, and so we have her over for dinner - Nancy and Shelley
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Last updated December 9, 2008