Sunday, February 27, 2011

Snow in Comox

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.

Thanks Hans and Dianne (aka Dog Lady) for being such great hosts.  See you in April!

By the way, we're getting a visitor today!  Mr. Lars is coming up for a few weeks--he says it's something to do with work, but I actually suspect that he's missing Bob, and just wants to see him again.


Ukerlady said...

He most likely does miss Bob haha. Hi Uncle Lars! Don't keep Uncle Roger up too late playing video games or shooting darts as Bob!

Anonymous said...

No wonder I noticed that the durian (king fruit of South East Asia) price at the Superstore had went up 25% lately,