Earlier this month Coen and I visited the Fort Langley National Historic Site (http://www.pc.gc.ca/en/lhn-nhs/bc/langley/index) but when we left we couldn’t find any parking to check out the town. Yesterday I met my friend, Christine, and her adorable little man, Jackson, for lunch in Langley and decided I would check out Fort Langley afterwards. It was an insanely hot day so my first stop was Wendel’s Bookstore and Cafe (http://www.wendelsonline.com/) for a cold drink. It was a cool little spot with a small bookstore on one side and cafe on the other. I ordered an unsweetened Iced Tea to-go. It was super refreshing! My parking spot was only good for 30 minutes so I hopped back in my sweltering car and drove across the little bridge to Brae Island Regional Park (http://www.metrovancouver.org/services/parks/parks-greenways-reserves/brae-island-regional-park). I enjoyed my Iced Tea while taking a short walk on one of the trails and checking out the view of the Fraser River.
Afterwards I headed back over to Fort Langley and found another parking spot. I popped into a few shops, including TAP (http://www.tapstore.ca/). I’m pretty much obsessed with lavender so I picked up some tea and lip balm!
I haven’t tried the tea yet, but I love the lip balm; the lavender scent is amazing!
My last stop was the Blacksmith Bakery (http://www.blacksmithbakery.ca/) which my sister-in-law had told me about. It DID NOT disappoint. The service was great and my Iced Peppermint Mocha and shortbread were delicious!
I could see myself setting myself up with a drink, a snack and my laptop to get some work done!
While I didn’t spend much time in Fort Langley, I got a little taste of what it has to offer. I definitely want to explore it a little more one day!