Three weeks ago, we went on a little getaway in a seaside village on the Pacific Coast called Tofino and we stayed at the beautiful Wickaninnish Inn. There aren't a whole lot of decisions to be made in such a tranquil town like Tofino. In the city, we often find ourselves overwhelmed by the numerous choices available to us in every facet of our lives. I'm serious, some afternoons, we'd literally lie lazily on the couch for one to two hours browsing through Zomato in order to find a restaurant for the evening!
When it comes to vacations, I'm definitely the sightseeing type while hubby is more of the relaxation type. His ideal vacation involves lounging somewhere, relaxing his mind and not being dragged around by me to do activities 🙂 I, on the other hand, always feel the need to be doing something. I like to fill up each day with back to back activities, thereby, fulfilling an unconscious need to obtain constant stimuli of some sort.
Since I had been through quite a stressful couple of months, I made a conscious effort to unwind, not do anything and just spend time being in the moment on this getaway. Our hotel was perfectly situated right on the beach so I'd sit on the patio and look out onto the ocean watching the waves come in and out. At other times we'd walk some of the scenic trails that Tofino has to offer. Now, I better give full disclosure that I wasn't exactly making a conscious effort to stay in the moment... I'm not that good... it was just a lot easier to do because I had absolutely NO cell phone reception in Tofino. Yes, it's that secluded... So that meant I had no distractions of any sort (only when I was connected to the hotel WiFi), plus I didn't even bring a book with me. It was definitely a relaxing getaway.
Here are some photos from our trip. Hope you enjoy this little glimpse of the life and enviroment here in the Pacific Northwest.
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Ika Rahmawati says
I'm new reader of your blog and i'm really exited to read more and more.
Both with your some of recipe and others thing.
Anyway, i'm from Indonesia
Thank you Ika! I am so happy to hear from a reader from across the world. It means a lot. Let me know how your baking goes! XOXO, Mimi
Jennifer Swiatowy says
hi mimi - what kind of room did you stay in?
We stayed in the newer "Beach" building on the second (or third floor?) with views of Chesterman Beach. I believe it's called Beach Deluxe.
What a beautiful blog post, Mimi. I must admit I didn't know you were such an eloquent writer. New favourite blog :))
Thank you for reading Beth!
I would love to go there oneday! It sounds so nice.
You definitely should consider it. Tofino is a very relaxing destination indeed 🙂