For the long weekend, we decided to take off to warmer climes. No, we didn't go to Mexico or the Dominican, we went to Comox.
It certainly was warmer but, for the first time ever, my eyes saw snow in Comox. Not just a little skiff either, there was a good, stick around pile on the ground.
As usual, we had a great time while we were there. We got to meet a couple of new members of the family.
Roger found a durian at the local Superstore, and not only figured out how to cut one open, but also found a few tasters who actually liked it (believe it or not).
Hans cooked up some delicious oysters
While Rina prepared a few of them for us raw. They were tasty both ways.
We also visited the Coastal Black Winery. They make mead with honey harvested at their farm by their resident bee keeper as well as table wine and sparkling wine with raspberries, blackberries and blueberries grown on site. I must say, I'm not much of a wine drinker, but the smell and flavours of the berries (especially the raspberries) made these wines really pleasant to taste even for me.
Roger and I also spent a couple of hours on Mount Washington witnessing one of the best snow seasons ever (they have almost a 500cm base). We didn't do downhill, but we did manage to take advantage of their beautiful cross country skiing trails.
There were over 50km of trails to discover with near perfect conditions and beautiful marshmallow forest.