My husband and I also ended this year with a bang, celebrating our 11th wedding anniversary with a night away. It was phenomenal. My parents stayed with our boys We saved up some gift certificates from the year and Christmas money so we essentially had a "free" vacation. We ate out at some our our local favorite places, including a 3-course meal at our local gourmet restaurant Locals, stayed at a resort by the ocean and slept in until 9:40am. It was heaven!
|View from Forbidden Plateau overlooking Comox Lake|
|Forbidden Plateau on snowshoe|
We found a trail and just ventured out not knowing where we were going. As we hiked up, we had views of the entire Comox Valley, across the Strait of Georgia and to the North Shore mountains. It was a sunny day and there was so much fresh powder all around us. It really was a magical experience.
|My partner in crime! (And look at that snow)|
|He's also a good photographer :)|
The snowshoe was one of the best snow experiences I have had for a while. I can't wait until our kids are old enough to join us on such adventures. Again, how awesome is it to live somewhere that we can be by the ocean in the morning and up in the snow for the afternoon? I love the Comox Valley!
|Forbidden Plateau, overlooking the Comox Valley|
|She may not look like it here, but our border collie enjoyed the holidays too :)|