Sunday, 27 March 2011

A March?

Tomorrow is my birthday....not that exciting when you are turning 42, but never one to miss an opportunity to make it all about me...when asked what I wanted to do I suggested a the ocean.  Now that would be fine if we lived a little bit south but there is still a bit of snow here...and it is 0 degrees Celcius (32 Farenheit) but the sun was shining and I had spring fever.  We drove to St. Andrews-by-the Sea and found  this spot on the rocky beach by the Atlantic Ocean

We packed a strange combination of food we found in the fridge; veggie wraps, Camembert cheese, grapes, ketchup chips...and beer.  We forgot to pack a knife but Scott had his pocket knife (classy eh?)
Notice we are wearing hats....and down-filled jackets?   Must be a Canadian thing to have a picnic when it's freezing out.  We then went to a little coffee shop and had the best maple lattes ever.

This is the famous Fairmont Algonquin resort that is in St. Andrews.  It was built in 1889 and is very charming.  In the summer there is a large porch on the front where you can have dinner.  The staff wear kilts and there is a yellow lab that lives there and when you check in you can take him for a walk through the town on a leash.  Also you are allowed to bring your own dog with you if you stay here and when you check in they bring a dog bed to your room.  It is an amazing place, we stayed there once on our anniversary and I didn't want to go home.

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