~ A Beautiful Quiet Little Christmas in 2017 ~

 Let’s start with the night before the 24th and enjoy the Potato-Vegetable Soup … … and then some Oreo Chickpea Brownies which is a recipe I found from “Vegan-twiceasnice“. I thought they were quite yummy and not too sweet, but moist and tasty, and actually good for you with the chickpeas and dates and oats! My son and I had a beautiful Christmas together …. We … Continue reading ~ A Beautiful Quiet Little Christmas in 2017 ~

~ A Beautiful little Town called San Sebastian del Oeste~

One of our DAY trips, while we were in Puerto Vallarta for the week, was to visit San Sebastian del Oeste, a beautiful old town in the mountains of Jalisco State in Mexico. Formerly the town was known as Real de San Sebastián and later San Sebastián and since 1983, San Sebastián del Oeste is a village made up of ancient haciendas and century-old homes … Continue reading ~ A Beautiful little Town called San Sebastian del Oeste~

~ Our Taco Bar Visit at the Villa del Palmar Flamingos, Puerto Vallarta ~

Another gorgeous, hot day in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and it was time to eat. My mother had never had tacos before, so off we went to check out the Taco Bar. Pretty delicious looking tacos, right!? They were indeed! They had quite the variety of vegys and sauces you could add, some spicy, some not, which was fun. But the one thing that kinda grossed … Continue reading ~ Our Taco Bar Visit at the Villa del Palmar Flamingos, Puerto Vallarta ~

~ La Trattoria at Villa del Palmar Flamingos, Puerto Vallarta ~

I feel very lucky that I was able to spend a week in Puerto Vallarta with my mother! It was a very hot week though … 32 – 34 C in fact with the humidity reaching up to 75%! Kinda like living in a sauna, so it was especially hot for my mama bear being a bit older. I mean even for me, it was … Continue reading ~ La Trattoria at Villa del Palmar Flamingos, Puerto Vallarta ~

~ Via Mercanti Food Shop in Toronto, Kensington Market ~

A very delicious stop in Kensington Market in Toronto! The ladies here were amazing and very accommodating! The pasta had no eggs and the cheese was removed from the sauce…. I had a vegy wrap with curly fries and my son had pasta with a tomato sauce. We three kinda shared everything and we also bought a vegy soup, plus some coffee…. … another delicious, … Continue reading ~ Via Mercanti Food Shop in Toronto, Kensington Market ~

~ The little Town of Ymir ~

I started out the morning with a walk to Sheep Creek with the dogs, Denny and Donner. Another gorgeous hot day, 27 C, and not so smokey from the nearby fires. British Columbia is having a bad time with fires this year, worse than any other!! Even in Whistler, we had so much smoke, you couldn’t see the mountains … only a very, very faint … Continue reading ~ The little Town of Ymir ~

~ A Visit from Berlin to Whistler to Victoria to Vancouver ~

My dear friend, Michael, from Berlin came out to visit me for 10 days (April 24 – May 3). I did have to work a bit when he was here, but I could curtail my hours somewhat and enjoy some time with my very good friend that I have known for 33 years! We did walk around Lost Lake, where we did actually get lost! There … Continue reading ~ A Visit from Berlin to Whistler to Victoria to Vancouver ~

~ A Walk in Squamish ~

Last weekend (April 15), it was gorgeously sunny and I had to go to Squamish (a 40 min. drive south from Whistler) for yet another vet appointment for Donner our dog.  She had been spade a couple of weeks prior and her incision was a little too pink and the doctors were concerned and so gave her antibiotics. This was a follow-up appointment, her third … Continue reading ~ A Walk in Squamish ~