While I spent my time up in Northern California this Christmas with my husbands family, my family back in Canada had the pleasure of driving out to British Columbia to see some more relatives. I admit, I missed out and was a wee bit jealous! But they all had a great time and I am thankful for that.
I have often been part of those long drives across the Rocky Mountains, passing through the amazing Vancouver City and catching a ferry across the ocean to end our trip on the gorgeous Vancouver Island. I have many fond memories of my time there. One of my favorite things to do while on the Island is paying a small visit to the enchanted Old Country Market. I am in love with the eclectic trinkets, beautiful dish-ware, delicious international foods, baked goods and imported gifts! Not to mention the dozens of other cute boutiques surrounding the market and the goats on the roof. I always seem to leave with something new (thanks to one of my Oma's) and a big scoop of my favorite expresso ice cream. I've been coming to this place since I was a little girl and I hope to continue paying little visits every now and then!
If you ever venture to that part of Canada, be certain to check out Coombs! I know everyone has there little get-a-way tucked somewhere in the world, I would love to know what yours might be?