Random Photos from 2017

I'm so far behind on getting posts up on the blog, that I'm going to use this one to collect some random photos that don't really have a home, or need a post on their own.

Random photos from 2017

Pictures from a number of events we attended, that I never managed to get written up.

Victoria BC

Some extra photos from our birthday weekend

May 26-28, 2017

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Music Day in Toulouse

June 2017 - A fun festival day in Toulouse

The end of my two week work trip to Europe ended as it usually does, in Toulouse. I was there for a week of work, but happened to coincide with one of the biggest festival days in France - "Music Day". It was mid-week, but they had the main square shut down as they were doing a national broadcast from this huge stage they set-up, with some big national bands. But the best part was that throughout the whole city, there were local performers set-up at every bar, and on many street corners just doing their own thing. All of the bars and restaurants were open and serving food and drinks, and you could wander around enjoying the street performances and the amazing atmosphere.

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Vancouver Sunset

June 2017

This one was from early June. We've had a pretty amazing start to the summer, and this evening we had just a spectacular sunset. The sky looked like it was on fire.

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Bard at the Beach

July 13, 2017

Thursday night, July 13th, Justine and I went to see Much Ado About Nothing at Bard on the Beach. We always try to see a couple of plays each year. Despite setting the play in a more modern era (which I don't personally like), the show was quite good. It was a beautiful night, and the setting is always amazing.

Thursday night, July 13th, Justine and I went to see Much Ado About Nothing at Bard on the Beach. We always try to see a couple of plays each year. Despite setting the play in a more modern era (which I don't personally like), the show was quite good. It was a beautiful night, and the setting is always amazing.

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San Francisco

September 11-14

I had a trade show in San Francisco in early September. As is the usual for these types of trips, it was pretty uneventful. Lots of long days, and trying to keep up with work. My coworker Cyrus and I did manage to get out one night and catch a SF Giants baseball. Cyrus had never been to a major league game, and I had never been to AT&T park. It was a pretty good game - Cyrus even ended up with a foul ball!

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Lowest of the Low and 544-40

October 7, 2017

Pretty much every year, 54-40 play a show at the Fabulous Commodore Ballroom over Thanksgiving weekend. This year, I was amazed and thrilled that the Lowest of the Low, another of my all-time favorite bands, was going to be the opening act. This has been a great year for concerts!

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Philadelphia

October 21-24, 2017

I was ata trade show in Philadelphia for part of the week, and when I was out on my run came place this excellently neamed restaurant.

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Rogers Waters

Rogers Arena October 28, 2017

We attended the Roger Waters concert at Rogers Arena last night. It was a great show, with lots of Pink Floyd songs mixed into the set. As always, with this act, it was a visual extravaganza.

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Minneapolis, MN

November 8-10

I was in Minneapolis for a few days to meet with some Customers and Partners. My hotel was not too far from the huge new football stadium where they will be hosting the SuperBowl in February.