Last month we went away to a lovely bed and breakfast in North Vancouver to celebrate my birthday. We stayed at the Riverfront Bed & Breakfast.
The backyard of the house faced the Seymour River. We left the window open a bit at night so that we got the cool air and fell asleep to the sound of the rushing water. I really liked it!
The bed & breakfast had only been open since June, and our hosts Michael and Ying were extremely friendly. They had 2 adorable children, Harry and Heather who came to say hello to us. Harry was friendly and spoke with us, but Heather was extremely shy and just stared at us!
The bed & breakfast itself had 4 rooms upstairs. Each had its own combination lock. We were lucky enough to get the only room with a balcony that faced the backyard and the river. Each morning, we joined other guests for breakfast in the dining room while listening to soothing music....Mozart, Chopin and the like. Breakfast for the 2 days we stayed were similar, eggs, croissants, fruit. Michael did all the cooking!
On our first day of my birthday weekend, Trevor and I went to have some pie at the Savary Island Pie Co. in West Vancouver. I have been to this place before, but not in the last 6 years. I had remembered it to be much better when I was there last. The pie slices seemed smaller and the crust was not the typical crust.....they were more of a "crumble" as opposed to a pie crust, which I was looking forward to. The food took quite a while to be served, so much so that Trevor had to go up to ask if the food was on its way. The young girl who took our order gave him a blank look and said, "what was it that you ordered again?" He told her and reminded her that we ordered one of the pies a la mode. When we finally got our pies.....you guessed it -- no ice cream. She had to take it back to add the ice cream. Nevertheless, here are the pies. It basically was our lunch and like I told myself at the time, when it's your birthday it is perfectly okay to have pie for lunch!!
After pie and ice cream, we visited the bookstore to get some books to read. These are the books we bought.
Trevor has introduced me to an activity I was surprised to find I enjoy immensely -- reading to each other. We have since finished reading the middle book, "The Art of Racing in the Rain". It is written from the perspective of the dog and we took turns reading out loud to each other. It was very relaxing and I look forward to reading more books to each other like this! The book itself was a good read, funny and sad. I recommend it to anyone and everyone!
Trevor made me a card (handmade by him!) with an envelope complete with a handle (kind of like a suitcase!). Inside was the handmade card and some uniquely designed, handcrafted wooden earrings. I love the colour, and was happy to realize that I have a lot of clothes I can wear that colour with :)
Here are more pictures of my birthday weekend -- it was a wonderful 2 days away!