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I have to confess, I had started to check online for last minute all inclusive get aways…

My favorite time in Vancouver is the Summer. It’s just perfect: 20 to 25 degrees (Celsius that is), tons of beaches to go to, bbq’s with friends, lighter traffic and since I’m a fair weather runner, well, if not during the summer then when?

I had almost given up! Last week was a disaster! It looked and felt a lot like the end of November: tuques were out, winter jackets were out, rain boots… OK I didn’t put gloves on but I was wearing a scarf… It was sad. Even sadder the fact that I got no pity around my house. My husband and child kept on pointing out “how lucky we were”, “rain makes everything greener”, “purifies the air”, etc, etc. All perfectly sound, reasonable things, except that  they don’t suffer like I do of perpetual coldness. Yes, it is a disease! It can not be transmitted though, so no worries :)

And then, as if God had picked over my shoulder and taken pity on my husband ($$$$),  the skies opened up and the sun came to us!!! Finally.

So? we started with an Ice Cream @ Pink Berry in the Park Royal Village. Head for Ambleside Beach, were we walked  along the seawall, laughed at my son as he and his friend were trying, “unsuccessfully”, to catch a pigeon, admired the elegance of the swans in the lake and the majestic fly of a Heron as it took off from the same lake. Then, we went to Dundarave were we swang in the swings and just enjoyed a bit more sunshine while being mesmerized at the beauty of this place we call home.

Dinner time arrived and at home we barbequed some delicious Filet Mignon on a nice bed of wild rice with oven baked asparagus & carrots drizzled with sesame seed oil (everything tastes great with sesame seed oil). There you go: 3 super easy things you can prepare for dinner in less than 20 minutes.

Let’s hope it last more than a few days. Did I mentioned I LOVE Summer?