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Great Escapes Christmas in Canada 2005
(Entered Jan. 08, 2006)
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Whew! Been exactly one month since I've updated, I don't think I've ever left it so long before. Anyway part of the reason is that I was in Canada for a good long 2 week vacation! I had such plans for my vacation, I was going to do some skiing and snowboarding, maybe go hiking as well but none of that happened. Partly it was my own laziness: it was cold outside, I slept in until noon everyday, etc. But it's also amazing how fast 2 weeks goes by. You think to yourself, "Two weeks? Tonnes of time!" but before I realized it was gone and I had a whole list of stuff not done. That's not to say I didn't have a good time, I had a great time and I already miss home and want to visit again. Just how did I spend my time then? Well I hung out a lot with family and friends. Here's the Beddall clan gathered together on Christmas morning (minus Tyler who's using my camera) in my parents new house, yep, they moved yet again!

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Next is Tyler, Cathy and Annabelle who I got to see for the first time, cute huh? She's already six months old. Wonder if she'll even remember me next time I see her?

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Hung out with some buddies on New Year's eve. We spent the evening and most of the night drinking, eating, talking and playing Pictionary (hilarious after a few drinks).

christmas 2005

As well as socialize, I managed to get in a lot of quality eating that isn't possible to do in Japan. For instance, I went to Burger King a couple times (why did they have to go out of business in Japan?!), my favourite pizza restaurant 'Lorenzo's' (only once though, I wish I now I had scheduled in a second visit), Swiss Chalet, a roast chicken restaurant, and let's not forget a lot of good cooking done by my mom. As always, the traditional Christmas turkey dinner was amazing. On top of that, I must have gained at least 5 pounds pigging out on cake, cookies and various other baked goods. Time to hit the gym again!



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