Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Prince George - Fort Fraser - Vanderhoof BC

Prince George - Fort Fraser - Vanderhoof BC

T and R are in the process of purchasing a piece of property with a natural aquifer (I had to Wikipedia what an aquifer is, if you want to read about it click this link)

So we made the 12 hour drive up to Vanderhoof BC to visit some lovely people and taste their water! British Columbia does have a reputation for one of the best tasting water in the world.

The property already has an existing water facility, so it was cool to see how their machines worked. The couple who owns the property has been supplying water to all the neighboring mines and town for many, many years.

Did I mention their house is facing a lake? Its got a fantastic view!

Sushi Oyama - Japanese Dining House

Sushi Oyama is a converted heritage home originally owned by Andrew Johnson who came to Vancouver from Norway and built the house in 1910. After his death his wife sold the beautiful home to Charles Aitchison in 1946, where he turned it into a funeral home until 1981. So there is quite a bit of history behind this heritage home. When I stepped into the restaurant it felt like I was going over to a friend's house for dinner! The place was swarming with dinner guests and the lady in red was an excellent hostess.

Even though there were quite a bit of people waiting for a table, we were seated very quickly since it was just T and I. Our server was very friendly and attentive, tea and menus were handed to us while she ushered away to serve other hungry guests. 

We ordered their Miso Soup, Negitoro Roll, Avocado Roll, Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Roll and a Salmon Sashimi Don. The rolls were quite big and the salmon pieces were huge. When we placed our order it didn't sound like a lot of food to us, but when our rolls started to arrive the portions were quite big. We definitely had some left overs to take home.

Would I come back? I think it would be a yes for me, but I need to come back with a bigger group so I could try more of their specialty rolls. They did a great job on the Smoked Salmon Cream Cheese Roll. If I were to be picky about something, it would be the Avocado Roll. I didn't like how loosely packed the rice was, but I wouldn't have ordered the Avocado Roll in the first place, it was T's decision. The meal came to $26.00 for the two of us and we were stuffed! 

I'm a sucker for heritage homes, I wish I could of explored the house while I was there. I guess I will be saving my exploration for next time!

Any suggestions for some good sushi?

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Sunday, September 2, 2012

Hangin' @ the Premium Outlets

These shoes gave me an extra 5 inches! I probably won't be walking too far in them.

Just hangin' with some wonderful people

I am definitley ordering some clam chowder at Ivar's again!!