My BB Guy and I went to Harrison Hot Springs for dinner tonight. Since we moved we are only about 10 minutes away from this world class destination lake.
The streets are filled with tourists. Some from nearby but many more from faraway places. The town has really been stepping up their game and trying to build up their reputation.
This place is home to a huge sand castle competition every year. They have camping, hotels, restaurants, water rentals that look like slides and other fun stuff.
The last time we went for dinner we ended up at an Italian place that was really terrible. We noticed on our way home tonight that the restaurant in now gone, a new one in its place.
We went to the Black Forest restaurant tonight. Your basic schnitzel house. We were in the mood for something basic. Something we didn’t have to think about.
Since it was still quite warm out and we were enjoying the patio on the main strip we decided on a white wine. A pinot grigio from BC.
One of the staff offered to take our drink order. A litre of pinot grigio. Then our server came by and asked for our drink order. We said someone already took it. She left to go get the wine.
She comes back with a carafe of red wine…. most definitely not a white pinot…back she goes to the bar.
She comes back with a very small half litre carafe of a white wine…. sorry… we ordered a full litre…winos that we are…
After dinner we walked down the strip and went to the gelato stand for a lovely espresso gelato in a waffle cone.
We went for a walk along the beach boardwalk and sat at a bench to finish off our gelatos and to pet the nearest black lab fresh out of the lake and looking for some gelato. We have such a warm spot in our hearts for those black labs. This is the view from the bench.
The drive home, at just past 8:00 was a little surprising as the sun has gone down and it is actually dark out. This is after months of me going to bed when it is still light out. Fall is most definitely coming.
I guess what I am thinking here is you can see the humour in a situation or you can make a big deal out of a series of silly little mistakes and let it ruin your evening and their reputation. By the time we left we had other staff assuring us that next time they will make sure we get our wine… just like we ordered it.