My birthday started with peaches n cream and mocha in bed...all made by my kids and Martin. It was so incredibly relaxing...an amazing birthday gift!
We then headed to Cape Tyron Lighthouse. It was a fairly long, cold and windy walk, but well worth it!
Martin and the boys freaked me out by walking past the safety fence. The cliff was a sharp drop straight into the water.
After a late lunch, we headed to Garden's of Hope. What an amazing gem to find! It has a butterfly garden that was closed, but all the other neat gardens made up for it. Our favorite was the Magical Forest.
This place also has a respite cottage for families of those suffering from a terminal illness, and those involved in their care, at no cost.
One secluded area had this sign posted. Made me smile!
Sometimes you just can't get the shot you want without a kid in it...I think she adds to the photo. :)
I thought Morgun was posing so I could take his picture, but in reality he was hiding the "Electrical Fence" sign, hoping to convince someone to touch it! lol
This outing was one of my favorites! We laughed and talked as a family like we haven't done in a very long time. So fun to see all of us laughing and having fun!...the BEST birthday gift ever!!
We headed to New Glasglow Lobster for supper. Everywhere we asked, we were told this was the place to go for lobster...pricey, but worth it. It was featured on The Food Channel as one of the "Places You Gotta Eat!"
We left disappointed and nowhere near full. The place offers an "all you can eat" menu of appetizers, salad, and dessert, and came with pop, coffee or tea. Non of the food lived up to all the hype. It was ok, but definitely not worth the cost and not worth asking for seconds. The lobster we cooked the other day was tastier and flakier. The best part of the meal was the dessert...lemon meringue pie and strawberry shortcake. The service was ok, but slow and inefficient. Anyhow, that's my unprofessional opinion. :)
One of the neat features of this meal was that we got to try mussels for the first time. They certainly did not taste as I had expected. Not at all fishy tasting. They tasted more like a mushroom to me. Mussels aren't something I would walk too far to get, but it was a neat experience to try them.