I feel so lucky to be living in our little city in the country. We live amidst the mountains, with famous fishing rivers a 5 minute walk from our house, lakes so close and amazing agriculture all around us. Also one of the perks is living a short drive to the BIG city of Vancouver! For some it seems so far to drive and hour and a quarter, but for us, heck we would drive it for a pint of beer! Yes, we like adventures! So as often as possible, we head in to the city, the country folk load up and away we go!
Us girls like the pretty, girly things, the boys, they love craft beer! So we all compromise so we can get a little of both.
On Sunday we were minus one, as she had to work, and the rest of us packed in to Papa’s truck and away we went.
First stop was to take little bird to Butter Baked Goods as she had never been. This was my second time, and oh boy, it just made my heart smile to be there. The smell, the decor, the treats!!!! Even the bathroom was beautiful….I am a huge fan of this bakery nestled away on Nanaimo St in Vancouver. I own the first recipe book of their’s and am instant that everyone I know should own one copy. It was too difficult to order one treat, so I ate one there and purchased another to take home with me. My reasoning was I had to see if these two items were close to what I had made at home from their book. I must say, it did not disappoint!!! If you get the chance, go to this bakery and BUY the book!!! I have already pre-ordered the next one which will be released in October 2015 for me and my girls.
You can order the book here.
After a stroll on Granville St and a visit to my favourite store, Elm St Market, it was time to head in to Gastown and to find a craft beer brewery. I knew the boys were wanting to try a new one, and we were not disappointed. After parking and an interesting walk thru a neighborhood, we arrived at Postmark Brewing. What I just love about visiting these craft breweries is that they are all so unique and different. From the outside looking in, one does not know what they are about to enter in to. This brewery was gorgeous and BUSY! The boys each ordered a sampler paddle of 4 different beers. The atmosphere was cozy and urbanesque, with quite the buzz inside. Here are a couple of pics, I would love to go back again.
Once wrapped up at Postmark our tummies were a little hungry and Steamworks was not too far away. Gosh, we all like Steamworks, so lets go! There we had burgers, fish taco’s and drinks, me I had to have the sangria. Next time I go, I definitely need to order the fishbowl, it’s HUGE!
We all had full tummies, and were starting to feel a little tired from the fresh air. I was determined to get some ice cream, hey, it was ‘treat day’. We had passed Soft Peaks Ice Cream and I needed to check it out. Here me and little bird decided to get dessert!
That was our Sunday in the city! I am already planning next Saturday’s evenings adventure, back in to the city for Hawkers Market, I cannot wait! It’s being held downtown at Main Street’s train station, there will be good food and drinks along with entertainment! Who’s in!!??
What adventures have you been on lately, I would love to hear about them!