Sunday, August 31, 2014

Your in Luck - My Apron Travels to Cnoccarne Bed and Breakfast

After a couple weeks of pure delight of playing
 Grandma to my beautiful grandchildren, 
my travels took me across the province of
British Columbia
 to the picturesque town of Mission BC.
Cradled on the hillside of the Fraser River, Mission
attracts fisherman, families and skiers
 to this famed scenic community.

My Apron Travels was invited to stay at 
This is a lil gem is a bed and breakfast nestled in the 
hillside of Mission BC
Serenity and Nature abound here but more importantly
kindness by owner/innkeeper Emma.
Emma welcomes you with openness
and invites you to enjoy not only her home 
but the acres of pure natural beauty that surround the 

You are in Luck when you arrive
Luck of the Irish Wolf Hounds
Not only will you be greeted by Emma but also her beautiful
Irish Wolfhounds and if you are lucky 
 treated to a walk in the tranquil trails up the mountains
lead by the dogs.

The morning are stunning as the sun reflects off the mountains
Through the trees and grounds below
The only thing that tops the view
is Emma's breakfast
Organic, home or locally grown and delicious
yogurt,granola, fresh baked Irish Soda Bread
and completed with a hot entree.

Enjoy a cup of Emma's organic coffee
by one of the many creeks 
including a salmon spawning pond
or the pond 

Emma has created a  beautiful sanctuary
that must be seen to be appreciated

My stay there was full of great conversation
healthy food and hospitality that only Emma can give
To say seeing is believing
is so true

So if you are on the road and need a home away from home
If you are a fisherman , a skier or just someone who needs
a place to think and ponder
Cnoccarne Bed and Breakfast is the perfect hillside spot for you
Remember when you are here
Your In Luck

Saturday, August 2, 2014

Glamping: Going Wild With Style

The long and winding road, that is a song but more importantly
it is the Road To The Sun in Glacier National Park.
I just drove one of the most amazing drives.
Pure and sheer beauty at ever turn.

My Apron Travels is on the road. 
Even though I am visiting Hip and Fresh Bed and Breakfasts
I just had to add GLAMPING while I was in Montana
Under Canvas Glacier was the perfect spot ..
Just a 7 miles outside of West Glacier,surrounded by

peaks that reach the sky, rivers so clear you can count
the rock beds and animals roaming freely.

After driving for 12 hours- Glamping was just what I needed.
No Luggage to unpack, no WIFi to distract, just shear beauty.
Glamping is getting to enjoy nature and the idea of camping
without having to pack everything from your house to sleep under the stars.
Some say it is glamourous camping
 but having experienced it I say it
is getting to be outside with a few more comforts and alot less lugging of stuff.

You know your Glamping when you arrive
at this pristine grounds just off the Highway 
Greeted by the coolest, hippest staff . They check you
in and give you a lift  to your lodging tent in a golf cart.

The Tents and Tipis are set up around this pristine forest. 
The beds are set up with sleeping bags and cots in Tipis
 to comfy king sized beds in Tents
 and even a Tree house.

The comfort of a bathroom, hot shower and fresh towels
were a welcome treat after a long day of travel.
I can honestly say- the showers were amazing.
I even enjoyed a hot shower while having a Cold Beer..

A crackling community fire awaits you after dinner in town.
NO S'Mores Here - We are in Bear Country- 
As I walk back to the cabin the glow of the lanterns in each 
campsite was stunning againt the blue hue of the mountains and
the millions of twinkling stars..
 I am not exaggerating - I think more like 2 million.

The evening is quiet, just the sound of nature.
A distant sound of trains sends a melody through 
the air.
Even though it is close to the town
you seem miles away, tucked in a little corner
of heaven.


I am a GLAMPER for Life