Wash / Van Trip [part 7]

We tried to pack a lot in for the only full day we were in Vancouver. Our first stop was at Lynn Canyon Park where the main attraction was the suspension bridge, however, there were many other great things about this park as well.

The exterior of our Airbnb was absolutely gorgeous. I need a bigger version of this 'lil house immediately.

In the afternoon we stopped by The Whip for some salmon fritters and then walked around the corner to Brassneck to try some beer. On the same block was Cartems Donuterie where we stopped to pick up a couple doughnuts for the following day. If I suggest any block in Vancouver to you, it might be this one. It has it all.

After picking up the doughnuts we drove straight to Kitsilano Beach Park. It took a little while to find parking, but once we did we made our way quickly to the beach as the sun was setting. It was a great night with beautiful colors and a bright moon. 

Wash / Van Trip [part 6]

On the sixth day of our trip we made our way off Vancouver Island. We left our cute little cabin and stopped at Coastal Kitchen Cafe for a delicious breakfast before heading to the ferry. 

The ferry ride was beautiful. Again, most people sat inside reading or talking while we walked around the whole ferry taking in all the sights. 

Once we arrived in the city, we stopped at Lucky's Doughnuts for a treat and coffee. Their salted caramel old fashion may be my favorite doughnut ever [that is some high praise!]. 

The Airbnb we stayed at wasn't too far from Lucky's. It was a cute little place which worked perfect for us.

It was the middle of the afternoon and we didn't feel like driving after we had spent most of our day already in the car and on the ferry. We ended up walking to Queen Elizabeth Park which was about a mile and a half away. The gardens were beautiful and the views of the city weren't too bad either. On our walk back home we were treated to an amazing sunset which was quite nice too.

We ended the night by eating at Tacofino, a restaurant which originated as a food truck in Tofino [on Vancouver Island]. 

our first anniversary

Today my husband and I celebrate 2 years. Yippee!

I never shared the few pictures from our first anniversary, so I guess now would be a good time. 

Since we had a huge doughnut as our 'wedding cake', there was nothing to freeze for a year [and thaw and pretend it's not freezer burnt]. Anyway, we figured getting another doughnut was a good way to celebrate year one.

[Spoiler alert - it's a good way to celebrate year two as well.]

new york, donuts

I saved my last New York post to dedicate to donuts. No vacation is complete without donuts, right? Maybe we overdid it, but a] we just got married and needed to celebrate and b] when you walk roughly 9 miles a day in New York, I think it's justified. 

The first place we tried was the Doughnuttery. I was already drawn to the name of this donut place because if you know the old TV show Strangers With Candy and you know me then you know that I love names like Sticky Bunnery, Dry Cleanerie, and Corn Doggery. 

Anyway, back to the donuts. The Doughnuttery has mini donuts that can be sprinkled with a variety of different sugars. Also, you can also choose a dipping sauce! We got 3 cinnamon sugar and 3 glazed mini donuts with beer caramel dipping sauce. Delicious. 

We took our donuts to the High Line, grabbed some coffee and people watched for a while. 

We stopped at Dough the morning we went for our bike ride. They had quite a variety and these donuts were HUGE. 

Just like our first trip to New York, we went to Doughnut Plant the morning before leaving. These are the donuts we would have had at our wedding if possible. This place is the best.

The two donuts we split were raspberry + carrot cake. 

Thanks for the great donuts, New York.