We left home super early on Friday morning (after a brief Starbucks run of course) to make the four hour drive. The wait at the border via the Peace Arch wasn't too long and once we hit BC, the scenery on the Sea to Sky Highway was beautiful.
|Peace Arch Park|
|Reception area of lobby at Aava|
|Sitting area of lobby|
|Hotel Room at Aava|
|Restroom - small but updated and functional|
|View from the stables at the ranch|
|My horse Jigsaw|
|Me, Jigsaw, Mr. Jansson and Archie in the Green River|
|Archie splashing away|
|Mr. Jansson at Alta Bistro|
|BC Oysters Five Ways|
|Paradise Valley Pork|
|Wild BC Salmon|
Overall, I'd give Araxi two thumbs up for their creative menu, local seasonal ingredients and overall taste. I'd have to knock them a bit for the atmosphere though - when spending a good chunk of money on a special occasion supper you'd like to be able to hear each other talk.
That pretty much sums up day one. Has anyone even read down this far?! I doubt it. Stay tuned for all of day two's fun. I'll post that soon! We had a great time but are so happy to be home with Watson. A big thank you to Mr. Jansson's mom for staying at our house this weekend to babysit Watson. We appreciate it!!!