A few weekends ago, I know I’m behind again, Andrew and I decided to soak up as much of the remaining beautiful fall weather as possible. Our first stop was to grab food! I feel like we are buying groceries constantly, but somehow once the weekend comes and we actually have to feed ourselves 3 meals, we are always out of food! As much as we love the food in Portland, we are trying to check out more of the restaurants in Vancouver. Here’s a disclaimer on the Vancouver food scene….there are A LOT of chain restaurants. If you are looking for something unique and not owned by a giant corporation I would highly recommend checking out the City Center and Main Street area of Vancouver, much better options there! That weekend we decided to give a crepe a go. As we were making this decision I realized that I had never had a crepe before! “How is that even possible” you ask, yeah, I couldn’t find an answer to that question either. So, our first stop was Mon Ami. Andrew grabbed a coffee and I grabbed an Almond Latte with soy milk. I love the pretty art that coffee shops do on the top of lattes, so I always have to snap a picture.
We sipped on our caffeine while we waiting for our crepes. We are stil trying to eat pescatarian as much as possible so I ordered a veggie crepe and Andrew ordered one with salmon, cream cheese, and dill. His was delicious!!! And of course we scarffed them down too quickly to take a picture. Guess you’ll just have to wait until next time!
After our stomachs were full and the caffeine was flowing we took a trip out to Vancouver Lake. We have lived in Vancouver for almost 10 months and somehow this was our first trip out, we are such a disgrace! The fall leaves and the water were a gorgeous combination! I was really missing the fall colors that I am used to seeing in Iowa because all of the leaves on our block were unfortunately still green. The trees at Lake Vancouver made up for this; everything was a gorgeous red, orange, and yellow. I seriously couldn’t get enough of the leaves! So enough of the words, time for some pictures!
I seriously love him! And how much he loves nature! Anyway, after our stroll around Lake Vancouver we decided to take a nice Sunday drive around the area. We’ve spent a lot of time in Vancouver and Portland, but this is the first time we took a drive into the outskirts of Vancouver. We happened upon another park with some pretty awesome views of the Columbia River and a small little houseboat community. I love roadtrips! Fortunately Oregon and Washington have so many amazing things for us to checkout without going far!