Sweet Escape


(The last few posts have been give at once as I was without internet)

Last night we tucked into bed before 7:00 with a collection of cakes from the market, a movie, and hot chocolate. What a treat! With the harbour lights out our window and the swirl of tugboats and nightlife lighting the horizon, we enjoyed an entirely different view. Awaking this morning we ventured out to a most fantastic French bakery. Greeted with an exuberant “BONJOUR!” and presented with an astonishing collection of pastries and breads, we wandered away with a sweet warm breakfast to pair with our local organic coffee.

We finished our brief holiday with more dockside wanderings, the purchase of  a selection of fresh dinner ingredients to bring home to the grandparents (gorgeous yam gnocci, sundried pesto, and special olives), lunch at a funky bistro, and a run through the rain before loading back into the truck.

As we drove through the village I couldn’t help but smile and look towards a return in the future. I realized that while we had individually gone on various excursions, this was our very first night away together (alone!) since Jeremiah had been born. Our 28 hours away had offered such fun and rest, and in such a different setting than our home. Who knew that an artists community in the heart of downtown could offer such seclusion and such pleasant diversion.

Now we’re back at the grandparents and reconnecting with sweet Jem. We have a couple of days left in this lush Valley before we head back up our mountain to a different kind of beauty and a different kind of life.

(The last few posts have been give at once as I was without internet)

Last night we tucked into bed before 7:00 with a collection of cakes from the market, a movie, and hot chocolate. What a treat! With the harbour lights out our window and the swirl of tugboats and nightlife lighting the horizon, we enjoyed an entirely different view. Awaking this morning we ventured out to a most fantastic French bakery. Greeted with an exuberant “BONJOUR!” and presented with an astonishing collection of pastries and breads, we wandered away with a sweet warm breakfast to pair with our local organic coffee.

We finished our brief holiday with more dockside wanderings, the purchase of  a selection of fresh dinner ingredients to bring home to the grandparents (gorgeous yam gnocci, sundried pesto, and special olives), lunch at a funky bistro, and a run through the rain before loading back into the truck.

As we drove through the village I couldn’t help but smile and look towards a return in the future. I realized that while we had individually gone on various excursions, this was our very first night away together (alone!) since Jeremiah had been born. Our 28 hours away had offered such fun and rest, and in such a different setting than our home. Who knew that an artists community in the heart of downtown could offer such seclusion and such pleasant diversion.

Now we’re back at the grandparents and reconnecting with sweet Jem. We have a couple of days left in this lush Valley before we head back up our mountain to a different kind of beauty and a different kind of life.v

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One Response to “Sweet Escape”
  1. Kmarie says:

    I love escaping for awhile! Sounds perfect. Those times away are crucial…hmmm…I think it is time for us to have a few nights away:)

    P.S. We are still thinking of coming around May to July sometime with the kiddos.

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