Last weekend we hopped across the pond...
it is a rather BIG POND
so not being frogs we actually took the ferry!
The first time we have travelled off island other than the short trip to our cottage in over 2 years.
We wanted to see the Yoko exhibit at The Vancouver Art Gallery.
It was a very nostalgic foray into the past...
The Bed In for Peace took place in 1969 in Canada.
Yoko's art includes some interactive areas
where people are encouraged
to mend china, hammer a nail, leave a comment and build with stones.
We shopped South Granville Street and found quite a few Christmas gifts.
I ventured into Eileen Fisher (Gosh I have missed this store!)
I found a few pieces...
will share them in a future post!
We were hungry by the time we were finished shopping
so we headed to The Cactus Club for a cold drink and some sushi.
Dinner was at our favourite Indian Fusion restaurant Vij's.
Vikram walked over to chat with us and we were happy to renew his acquaintance.
We have been going to his restaurant for decades.
He mentioned my pearls and said how elegant they were!!
Wool beret by Canadian Hat Company.
The food was amazing.
For starters we had the beef and lamb meatballs with tamarind chutney.
Our main course:
Coconut curried chicken with rice, naan bread and lamb popsicles.
We were too full to have any dessert but what a wonderful evening it was.
We were hoping to meet up with long time friends but they were stuck at their cottage on the lake just outside Merritt
where devastating floods and mudslides damaged the local highways.
Abbotsford and areas nearby have completely flooded!
A state of emergency has been declared.
Livestock have been lost and many had to be evacuated to higher ground...
homes have been lost and people have perished.
Travel and the transport of goods and gas have been impacted.
The major highway, The Coquihalla, will not be repaired for months.
A few smaller routes have reopened and one of our friends was able to drive through the US in Washington State to get back home and the other flew out to Vancouver.
Food is being rationed at the local grocery stores and gas is limited to 30 litres per visit.
More intense rain has been predicted and they are calling these events
Finger crossed our basement stays dry...
but the back yard is saturated
so we are on high alert.
I found a new book and read it in 2 days...
we had lots of time to read
as we were in the ferry line up,
then we stayed in our car on the open air deck
for the journey home.
I can recommend this book.
It is set in Paris during war time and is based on a true story.
We are decorating the house this afternoon as the rains here are torrential
so we cannot work in the garden and we got pretty wet on our walk.
Thank you for popping by The Humble Bungalow Blog.
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~