Peaking Through Pixels of My Weekend

Like a lucky few, I was fortunate enough to enjoy a four day weekend and over the course of those bygone days I tried my best to make the most of it…

I began by treating myself to a matinee viewing of The Bigger Splash at the Capital Mall Theatre and I must say, I feel as if I need to see it again. It left me reeling in a sense, I mean to say that for the first time in a long time the cinematography of a film captivated me and fueled my desires to traverse the vastness of distant lands. In particular, Italy.


After walking back out into the stark Northwest sunlight, I opted to try something new and made my way over to Uncork & Unwind for the first time.

I found myself nibbling on their Cheddar Cheese plate (Aged Cheddar, Honey, Pecans, Dates, Apples & Crackers) and their Caprese salad as I sipped on an earthy glass of Sangiovese; which slid down my throat and cleansed my palate effortlessly.

On my drive home I finalized my plans to drive up to Canada in order to just get away for the day…

Along the way I nourished my soul at what has become my all time favorite Vietnamese restaurant in all of British Columbia. Its unassuming exterior discretely mask the abundance of flavors that enthrall your senses after you’ve taken your first slurp of steaming broth swirling around the rice noodles that have been drenched in all things delightful. Needless to say, I opted for their vegetable pho and it was DELICIOUS!

Oh, and it’s aptly named Pho Long located at 3370 Fraser Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 1B8.

Next, I ventured over to La Casa Gelato and rejoiced in a cup of their decadently sinful Ginger Mango gelato and little did they know that I could have jumped over the counter and plunged face first into that entire container; which just so happened to have my name written all over it…ha!

Thanks to the weather we experienced over the weekend I decided to return home to the US and as I was crossing the border (which looks nothing like the one to the south of us along Mexico) I captured what is known as the dividing line…a patch of manicured grass along a coastal enclave.

Oh Canada, how I’ve missed thee…


After arriving home shortly after 11pm, I made a promise to myself to try to see if Mother Nature would give me one more chance to get out and about before having to report back to campus and fortunately she heard my plea…

I lucked upon a little trail that wound its way to Ellis Cove and rejoiced in the visual bounty that lay all around me – growing and reaching upwards and outwards towards the crevasses of light that peered in between the branches of old growth.

It’s for this reason and this reason alone that I’m thankful for living in the Pacific Northwest…one can make a holiday out of doing and seeing the little things that are all around us.

Take my word for it, you’ll be richly rewarded!

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