This weekend Marko and I went away to celebrate our upcoming 16th wedding anniversary! It was a lovely weekend and it started off with the kindness of this young man:
He got up early to surprise us all with a lovely pancake breakfast! And it was good he did! It helped Marko and I get going and finish up packing for our little trip to Fredericton. Grammie Peric came to look after the kids and we scooted out the door.
We had a few errands to run around Montague before heading out and we decided to have lunch there which was delicious!
It was a beautiful day for a drive and I brought along my crochet hook and a book of patterns. It has been awhile since I've done any crocheting but it felt great to get back at it. My stitches are pretty rusty but by the end of the trip my little washcloth wasn't looking too bad!
The happy couple!
We booked a cute litle Airbnb on the outskirts of Fredericton. It was just perfect. Our host was wonderful and directed us to a wonderful restaurant for supper.
We went to Sam Sneads for supper and it was scrumptious and the waitress was a hoot!
Afterwards we checked out the Beaverbrook Gallery:
And this is a magnificent piece by Salvador Dali!
On Friday we did some thrift store shopping which didn't turn up as many treasures as I had hoped.. After having lunch at Subway we ended up at Town Hall to get maps and pamphlets and just happened to be in time for a city walking tour.
Fredericton is a beautiful little city and I quite enjoyed the history lesson as we walked along listening to our guide.
After the tour we went to Issac's Way for supper. I love that this spot supports local and is unique to Fredericton.
And I love their government building!
After supper we were off to Unplugged, the local boardgame cafe!
Then we went upstairs and tried out one of their escape rooms! It was A LOT OF FUN!!
On Saturday morning we checked out the Farmers Market. What a great vibe there! Lots of people but not overwhelmingly so. We enjoyed wandering around and looking at all the vendors. We found a few treasures and ate samosas for lunch.
In the afternoon we were off to the Fredericton Region Museum. It was wonderful! So many interesting exhibits like this one:
Once we had gone through all the exhibits we thought it would be nice to follow up with a little treat from Starbucks. When we go there, they were fairly busy so we decided to bide some time by checking out some local shops...And this is where I come up with one of my most awkward moments to date!
As we wander in, one of the clerks cheerily says, "Hello!" And I respond in kind and then the lady in front of me said hi and stupidly, I thought she was talking to me --so I call out, "Hi!" once again and instantly realize my mistake, as I see the person she was intending to say hi to.
And while we are in this little moment of awkward I decided to ramp it up a bit more by proclaiming, "Hi everyone! I have arrived!"
"Also, apparently I'm looking for a friend."
Insert awkward giggles.
The clerk behind the counter says, "Aww, I'll be your friend."
Finally--I was duly mortified and ceased making any more comments...And did I mention that this was one of those more hoity-toity stores?!!
Yeah....talk about feeling special...As we quickly found our way back out of the store I remarked to Marko that that even for me this was one of my more ridiculous entrances EVER! How do I get myself into these things?!
We did go back to Starbucks and pick up the frapp and decided we had done enough peopling things and it was a good evening to go home and watch a movie.
This morning we went to church and enjoyed being with another small community of believers who welcomed us and we enjoyed worship together.
It wasn't long before we were back on the road again seeing lovely signs like these everywhere:
And now we're back home safe and sound. The kids were thrilled to see us and ran to us with hugs and lovins! It was wonderful to get away but so much more so to come home and be thankful for your family.