In our efforts to find things to keep us busy when our nest empties one day, Frank signed us up for sea kayaking lessons. During the class portion we learned about safety and why we'll need to spend a small fortune on strobes, flint, radios, ace bandages, flares, and the like. The rest of the class was supposed to be spent in the water, paddling. Unfortunately, just as we all geared up for that, the instructor announced we'd have to postpone because of some crazy unusual southern wind. For some reason he didn't feel good about rescuing 20 capsized kayakers. Though he definitely had enough safety supplies to do so, it seemed! We'll have to go back next weekend for the water lesson. It was probably a good move on his part, because we saw all the experienced people coming back in and hanging up their kayaks too.
The whole date was not a loss, because our next stop was to a new raw food vegan restaurant downtown. I kid you not, it was Frank's idea. It was SO good! We shared a pesto pizza and a sunflower cheeseburger. If you've never had raw food, it is a diet based of un-processed/un-cooked whole foods. Our burger was technically not raw because we had the optional spelt bun with it. The "cheese" was made of cashew, the crust of the pizza was walnut. Delicious, right up my alley. Frank said he'd happily go back anytime... between the hours of 2-5 when he can get a happy hour organic beer for $2. Ha. Super friendly staff. We actually thought it would be the perfect job for Mady. She's afraid of ovens. There was not an oven in sight. :)
It seemed like the theme of the weekend was "thwarted". Our Sunday hike was also delayed because of pouring rain in the area that we didn't expect. I don't think 'torrential' would be an exagerration. We were terribly under dressed. But in keeping with the theme, we had a lovely lunch. Maybe next weekend will pan out better!