Friday, 1 August 2014

Mom and Maple Bay

We had a nice visit from my Mom this past week. She lives in North Vancouver and came over to spend a few days with us in Nanaimo.

We took off for a nice drive, south of Nanaimo for a few hours. Back down to Cowichan Bay Village and Maple Bay - again!!



Now you know what to do with all those old shoes.....

Me and Mom!!

Cowichan Bay Village marina.....


Again, this area is about 1 hour south of Nanaimo and we love the simplicity of it. There isn't too much in the way of shops but there is enough to interest us.
On the way back, we stopped at our new favourite place, Bad Habits Café in Maple Bay. Once again, it did not disappoint. the owner, Trien Cao, has done a wonderful job on this café and she is most attentive when you are there. Thanks so much, Trien, for the lovely meal and conversation! We really enjoyed your company. The café offers lots of variety, a small artisan bakery. They can also accommodate gluten free dietary requirements
Thanks for being our photographer, Trien. We will be back!!
Bad Habits, 6701 Beaumont Avenue, Duncan BC
(we called it Maple Bay...sorry!!) 
Afterwards, it was just a nice dinner with (L-R) Sue's friend, Jill,
Sue, Jolena (Lacey's caregiver), Lacey and Mom.
Super nice evening with lots of laughs!!
That's it for us for this week, folks. Enjoying the knew we would! We are REALLY looking forward to Josh, Kathy & Gus' visit on Sunday, through to Tuesday. Can't get enough of that little boy!! (oh, and the big kids too!!)
Thought for the Day:  We meet no ordinary people in our lives. If you give them a chance, everyone has something amazing to offer.


  1. You have your Mom's smile !!

    Looks like you had a great day to do your sightseeing, too.

    Have fun with your Grandson!! Take care ... TnT

    1. Thanks guys, for always having a nice comment that makes us smile!!

  2. That cafe does look very appealing and a lovely setting, to boot! Any place that contains a bakery has our seal of approval, right? :-) It's great to see you enjoying all the family time that you were longing for during your long adventure. That's a beautiful picture of you and your mom.

    1. We think of you two EVERY time we come upon one of those places. You have taught us well friends!!