The vacation to B.C. was just what we needed.

It’s winter, so this time we were there to ski, but we always fit in time for Squamish, and, of course, Vancouver.

In Squamish, we never go wrong when visiting the Howe Sound Inn.   We remember its early days, but now it’s packed to the gills every time we visit.  Great fare, great beer, great time.

But the big shout out today goes to the Zephyr Cafe.  It’s the ultimate locals place.  Food: simply amazing and based on simple, straightforward ingredients. The breakfast bowl was a perfect start to an active day.

Not to steer too far from gardening, what’s notable about B.C. is that you can have great snow up at Whistler, while a few miles south the weather is mild and spring bulbs are already making their appearance. In Vancouver, planters outside restaurants and boutiques display simple and creative plantings.  Simply stunning, and a welcome reminder Spring is on its way.