Bamboo Chopsticks Westbank (again)

I finally made it to Bamboo Chopsticks with my partner last week which means I finally sampled other food on their menu!  I had contemplated taking my dSLR with me on our trip out, did not have my cell phone on me but was able to snap a few photos of our food with my partners cell phone camera.  I posted back in July about a trip to Bamboo Chopsticks which is my favourite restaurant in Westbank.

Coconut Prawns:

Bamboo Chopsticks Coconut Prawns

Salad Roll (without pork):

Porkless Salad Roll at Bamboo Chopsticks

Chicken Skewers:

Chicken Skewers at Bamboo Chopsticks

I did not take a photo of my Spring Rolls or Chicken Breast Soup because I did not want to make this post too photo heavy which increases the amount of time it takes to load the page (and there are photos in my previous Bamboo Chopsticks blog post).  The Spring Rolls are my favourite and were yummy as always.

There are very few restaurants I have ever gone to that the owner will make you feel very welcome, take the time to get to know you and always have a conversation with you (never mind remember you, your partners and your child’s name).  This is part of what makes Bamboo Chopsticks one of my favourite restaurants.  I tend to value service over quality and will pay more money for better service then less money and get crap customer service.

Dreaming of Pumpkin Spice Lattes

Over the past two weeks, I have been starting to close my eyes and think about the time of year I enjoy the most:  Fall.  In the Okanagan, Fall only last a few weeks but is absolutely gorgeous!  It’s hard to believe it’s just around the corner and only four weeks away.  We were blessed last Fall with one that lasted several weeks longer then normal and I was in heaven!

I can’t wait to get out with my camera this year to capture the changing colors as Mother Earth closes up shop for the Winter.  I look forward to crispy cool mornings with a Pumpkin Spice Latte in hand.  I look forward to life going back to having a regular, weekly routine.  I look forward to hearing my son say, “I LOVE AUTUMN” as he jumps in the giant piles of leaves that we’ve just finished raking.

A giant smile crosses my face whenever I think about being downtown along Bernard (or SOPA) on my days off, during mornings that are below 20 Celsius, sipping on a Pumpkin Spice Latte that warms my hands while I read.  I have so much reading to catch up on and it’s not so much catching up, as it is getting through the giant stacks of books and magazines I have acquired since going on LTD in December of 2010.  Another to-do list is in order for me to prioritize for the Fall.

But, before I get ahead of myself and jump into Fall, I need to enjoy these last four weeks of Summer and my last two weeks before heading back to work.  There is a part of me that wants to go home to Parksville one last time before school starts but also a part of me that wants to just sit back and relax.

Either way, my partner still needs to finish the dissertation in the next two weeks before school goes back in and I need to prepare myself for heading back to work!