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  • Wine Tasting Weekend in Hood River
    Those of you who know me will know that I really enjoy wine. And if you follow my other blogs (Swiss Miss Cooks and Swiss Miss Abroad), you will see that there is often wine included in my dinners (sometimes even in the food) and in my trips. I’m including this little side trip in…
  • DosAlas Latin Kitchen and Tequila Bar
    There’s a new addition to the downtown Vancouver waterfront: DosAlas Latin Kitchen and Tequila Bar. This place has the vibe of a Miami nightclub with the curved booths outfitted in white and black leather, the clean lines, and the ornate details to offset it, all resulting in a feel of glitz and glamor. And it…
  • Barlow’s Public House on the Waterfront
    Guest Post by Gwen Babi Four of us went to Happy Hour at Barlow’s on the Waterfront located above Twigs.   We wore masks and were shown to a table outdoors on the balcony overlooking the waterfront.   The setting was perfect.   They have a nice beer selection and we were able to order Maryhill wines and…
  • Fisher Basin Park
    I woke up nice and early this morning, before it started to get warm, and decided to go for a walk. I walked to a local park, Fisher Basin Park, and it is a really nice one that I want to share with you. In non-COVID times, this park is very busy on the weekends…
  • The Park on the Bluff
    This little park is a bit of a secret in East Vancouver. There are no “welcome to your park” signs, and no parking lot, and other than the paved trail leading up from the sidewalk, no indication that it is up there! But if it’s a nice day and you’d like a picnic with a…
  • Vancouver Farmer’s Market
    One of my favorite things to do on the weekend is visit the Vancouver Farmer’s Market. This weekly event happens Spring through Fall in downtown near Esther Short Park. It is open Saturday 9am – 3pm and Sunday 10am – 3pm. **Please note that during COVID soft opening, the first hour is reserved for seniors…