So the hubs surprised me with a trip to Tofino, a favorite spot of ours located on the west coast of Vancouver Island. I have talked about my love for Tofino HERE in the past, it truly is an amazing, magical, relaxing, and tranquil place.
We flew from Calgary into Comox, and since we were without children and not on a schedule we decided to walk around the town and grab a bite to eat. Our first stop was Atlas Cafe, a must go to spot if you are ever going to be in that area, the food was beyond amazing and got our weekend started off on the right foot.
After a beautiful lunch we decided to walk up 5th & 6th streets and stumbled upon Hot Chocolates...the best chocolate ever, seriously, I am just glad it was a 3 hour drive from our hotel or we might have gone back.
A jaunt by a wonderful student art exhibit...
A quick stop in Tab Imports down the street from Hot Chocolates led us to our new kitchen table that I am excited about. It is constructed from reclaimed teak & it has a wax finish. It is massive, it is solid, the boys will not be able to destroy it.
Finally we were on the road for the 3 hour drive to Tofino. It is a long and windy but beautiful drive that curves all around the mountains, along the coast, and through old growth forest with towering trees.
Once we arrived we checked into The Long Beach Lodge, a beautiful hotel that is small and intimate with an amazing restaurant, there really is no reason to leave. The view from our suite was breathtaking, here is a short video for you...
We did get out and explore a bit, while on Cox Bay we decided to venture up this little rock area that you can see to the right of Rob.
Yeah, we through we were going to be there for quiet a bit, as we made our way to the top the tide came in which flooded out the path we used, this was my honest reaction to seeing the ocean storm in...not fun. Good thing we were able to make a quick dash for the shore once the waves went back out, we did soaked, but it was all done with lots of laughter.
Here are a few more pics from the weekend. It was wonderful to be in an area with limited cell reception, no computers, no little ones needing something right.this.very.second., and most of all my husband who pulled off quiet the surprise.
I did miss my boys and I was so happy to come home to lots of kisses and hugs. Now it is back to reality...lots going on this week, can't wait to share it all with you! Mel xo