Here’s the final instalment to the quick recap of the honeymoon. We woke up to a beautiful last morning in Banff. The sun was out and we headed back to Lake Louise for lunch.
The view was stunning. There’s something about water and mountains that humble you and makes the pasta you’re having extra tasty 🙂 Once we were done with lunch, we had a quick walk by the lake and then it was back on the road to Salmon Arm where we had great Mexican food for dinner. We spent a night in an ok B&B but Owlhead Creek B&B was still my favourite. The next time I’m in the area, that’s the only place I’ll be staying in.
The next morning after a quick breakfast and we were on our way back home to Vancouver. We had quite a bit to cover so we didn’t want to waste too much time. Even though I really wanted to try wake boarding on Shuswap Lake. Next time 🙂 We stopped in Merritt for lunch where we found a lovely sandwich place that served a very yummy vegan chocolate cake!! I love Canada 🙂
Needless to say I was a very happy camper on the way back to Vancouver 🙂 When the Port Mann bridge came into sight, I could feel the country way of life give way to the city. It wasn’t a bad thing. Not at all. I’ve come to realise that nature feeds my soul and the city feeds my mind. I need both to be a happy me 🙂
My father-in-law picked us up as we dropped off our rental and I got to visit his workshop. For my husband, it was a little nostalgic and for me, very novel and educational. Millwork is an art and I have a new found love for cabinets and things made of wood. I’ve always liked them but I now have a greater appreciation for them. How the wood is curved, made from one piece, put together with no screws 🙂
My favourite thing about my father-in-law’s workshop is his collection of antique planes. Technology sure has made production easier but there’s something about the old way of doing things that warms my heart. Then it was back for dinner with a view on the balcony.
Day 12 saw us hanging out in Vancouver and dropping by another vegetarian favourite of mine where I had great veggie burger. Shopped a little in the grocery store and happy to report most of the things I need is available in Singapore. They never use to be and I had to lug them back from Canada :p I don’t anymore. We even found time to catch up with a friend over tea.
I forgot my phone on Day 13 and so no pictures there. We caught up with Aaron’s friends and their kids. Of course, I had a whale of a time since there were cute kids around 🙂
Instead of wildlife sightings, on day 14, I chanced upon my father-in-law’s neighbour’s kitty cat. He peeked around the corner as I was waiting for the lift and was friendly enough to let me pat him.
Then finally the honeymoon and the vacation came to an end and I found myself finishing Downton Abbey Season 3 on my plane ride home. That needs another post altogether but in a nutshell, it made me cry and I felt sorry for the couple sitting next to me. They probably think my boyfriend or husband has abandoned me. The transit in Taipei was much quicker than the one heading to Vancouver. There was even an interesting exhibition of an artist that worked with scrap metal. It kept me busy till boarding.
After about four and a half hours, I was back in Singapore where my sister and Wags picked me up with yummy local veggie bee hoon. Perfect wrap to a fantastic honeymoon 🙂 To which my husband reminded me, will not be a regular thing
I say, we take what we get 😉 Happy Wednesday everyone!!