Think about your favorite places to go in your city, your neighborhood, your street?
Your favorite coffee shop or bakery?
How long did it take you to form these as your go-to?
When my sister and godmother gifted me with a mini staycation in Kelowna it was originally intended to be a vacation in the city downtown Kelowna. Little did we know it would be a week into living in Kelowna I’d be living meer blocks away from the hotel.
Now the weekend it happened it was perfect as my other roommate was moving in so I was able to make myself scarce so perfect.
Now normally when your family comes to visit you show them your spots. This however was a brilliant way to get to know my new home!
Upon their arrival I showed them my home and we then made our way to lunch at another family members home. With the afternoon gifted to us I took them to the delicious creamery Moolix! We took our cones to the pathway near the water and I showed them the docks. Pictures taken and ice cream gobbled we carried to the lovely paths guiding us along Kelowna’s lakeside.
Checking the time we headed back to relatives for one of my newest favourite dinners, spit roasted roast beef. My mouth salivated even now months later recalling it.
After a lovely family visit we arrived back at the hotel dropping our things and headed out in search of snacks.
Salty delights located we returned ready to plot our adventures for the following day.
As the sun caught the curtains I peered out realizing there was the making of a beautiful day! We set out to breakfast first checking with the hotels restraunt. Although the place seemed dead we were given a 40 min wait estimate so we wandered out onto Bernard.
Hmmmm-ing and haaaa-ing we made our way back to the restraunts voting that if nothing else a hot caffeinated beverage was needed for all.
As we were seated, we were warned about the wait. Shrugging our shoulders we ordered our drinks and settled in. As my perfectly poured chai latte was placed in front of me I smiled. It was time for catch up anyways we didn’t mind the wait warning.
15min later our food arrived….
Perfectly made French toast and eggs Benny. All that warning for what appears nothing. Oh well it was a great start.
Next we strolled our way down to the downtown farmers market. This was my first time attending to, it was great to experience. We had our faces painted including a very awesome Pikachu being portrayed on my cheek. After purchasing fruits, falafel and naan we dropped our food off at our very close hotel fridge.
Tummies grumbling I suggested a place i knew was great… Pho! Two orders of the house special later, you could have rolled us out of there!
After a dropping off the leftovers we decided it was time to walk off some of the eats and we started going into each of the stores on Bernard. Again I just moved here so it was extremely thrilling to be scoping the lay of the land together.
As the evening set in I took them to the fabulous roses where I had previously had amazing mussels. Now I had only been to roses during the day and hadn’t a clue how popular the spot it. We were very lucky to snag an outdoor corner patio seat with a view of the docks and lake.
We started with an order of the delicious mussels, true to form they were amazing!
For my main I had the heavenly mushroom Swiss burger & fries, the girls had fish & chips. All the food was extremely delightful.
The sun set a long the lake as we listened to the musicians in the park, making our way to our quarters.
Snuggled up with salty snacks from the previous evening we reflected on our day.
Catching up, laughing and sharing our years accomplishments, these moments are often the most connecting.
Tucking ourselves in we bid goodnight and prepared for our next day of adventure.
“Coffee we need coffee, coffee and eggs Benny?” We threw out statements about our breakfast expectations, slinking up to the eatery “The Bread Company” we saw on their board out front “Eggs Benny”.
Inside we went, all of our first time, we reviewed the vast selections of culinary deliciousness. Placing our order we found our seats and discussed more of life and planned intentions.
When breakfast arrived our table purred with mmmmms and yuuuuuuums.
This was a wise choice & is now a regular destination for me.
With tummy full we got our check out moved to late and began store hopping again.
A couple hours later we were famished we decided on Mexican! I have to say I am a supreme loved of Mexican foods and this place did not disappoint even carrying my favorite hot sauces.
Bellies stuffed we continued exploring the shops and sites downtown, with another stop at the ice cream shop we headed into the park. Enjoying our final moments together.
As the clock reached the time to go we quietly returned to the hotel.
Cab called, hugs given & away they faded into the street.
Sad but smiling I waved them off, dreams and promises of more visits.
Au revoir. Goodbye for now my dears.