Wickanninish Day 1

2007-03-24 2-minute read

Yesterday was primarily a travel day. At 6:15MDT our cab arrived to take us to the airport. Our flight left on time at 8MDT, and arrived in Vancouver at 8:25PDT (9:25MDT). From there we rented a car (a Dodge Caliber – yuck), and caught the 10:15PDT ferry from Tsawwassen (Vancouver) to Duke Point (Nanaimo). Then it was a ~ three hour drive to Tofino. We arrived at the Wick and checked into room 47 – the same room we had three years ago. It was good to be back, and the room was as spectacular as we remembered. We had a 7:30 reso at The Pointe (the restaurant here), and we had a feast. My meal: Pan Seared Duck Foie Gras Kumquat Compote, Honey Thyme Foam Grilled Premium Alberta Ribeye White Bean Ragoût, Qualicum Blue Cheese & Roasted Garlic Rosemary Dijon Sauce Corinna’s meal: Butternut Squash Velouté Cinnamon Marshmallow, Pumpernickel Crouton Braised Veal Breast & Dungeness Crab Mushroom Gratin, Tarragon Hollandaise After supper we came back to our room and phoned Auntie ‘Rene. She sounded really cheerful, and told us all about Alice’s day. When Alice awoke in the morning, and again after her nap, she asked for Daddy. That’s pretty typical, since I usually get her in the morning. Other than that, it sounds like Alice has adjusted quite well. Alice and ‘Rene went to the park for 90 minutes; they played outside for an hour or so; they ran around the island in the kitchen; Alice hid in the pantry. All very typical for our girl. Alice told ‘Rene a couple times, “I like you Auntie ‘Rene.” That’s our girl! For supper Alice had almost a whole chicken burger with about 20 fries (homemade ones that Mommy made before departing for our holiday; these aren’t wimpy fast food fries! I don’t think I could even eat 20 fries with a chicken burger…). That’s a pretty huge meal – all that playing with ‘Rene builds a big appetite.