Saturday, March 3, 2012



Cabin fever is an idiomatic term for a claustrophobic reaction that takes place when a person or group is isolated and/or shut in a small space, with nothing to do, for an extended period (as in a simple country vacation cottage during a long rain or snow).

Symptoms include restlessness, irritability, paranoia, irrational frustration with everyday objects, forgetfulness, laughter, excessive sleeping, distrust of anyone they are with, and an urge to go outside even in the rain, snow, dark or hail.

The phrase is also used humorously to indicate simple boredom from being home alone.

Are we suffering from this ‘disease?’..well it’s not really a disease per-se?’s all in your head..some would say?

What is the therapy for ‘disambiguation..also known as CABIN FEVER?…

One therapy for cabin fever may be as simple as getting out and interacting with nature.

..put the knitting needles down for  a while..


Research has proven that even brief interactions with nature can promote improved cognitive functioning and overall well-being.

so that is what we did…we got outside in the hopes that the weather man would be wrong and the rains would hold off until our ‘therapy’ was done..

We dropped Tucker off at daycare..and we all know how much he ‘dislikes’ it there..


..some play time with his ‘peeps’, not this kind..


..this kind..


.now that our ‘big golden boy’ was happy….onwards to our dose of  ‘therapy’…

first off was some ‘medication’…


Lunch at the Tomahawk Restaurant…

This eatery is located in North
Vancouver…and was highlighted on the TV show Diners, Drive Ins and Dives..

Tomahawk Restaurant  was established in 1926 and from the looks of the crowds of people waiting to have a looks like it will be around for a long time to come…


our lunch was delicious..each of us having a burger…and we shared a piece of lemon meringue …

..a few miles down the road is Ambleside Park..located at the eastern end of West Vancouver where the Capilano River flows into the Burrard Inlet…


..this is a popular destination providing access to activities and facilities for all ages..there is a picnic area, playgrounds, a pitch and putt golf course, jogging trails,


sailing facilities and a long stretch of beach..a little piece of paradise close to downtown Vancouver..IMG_7835

..a view of Lion’s Gate Bridge..


and downtown Vancouver..


..Stanley Park…Prospect Point light house..


and Siwash Rock..and the famous Stanley Park Seawall…


and then far off in the distance is Point Atkinson..


..and as we say so long Ambleside Park…we will be back when the weather is a bit warmer..and the sun is shining..

..better pick up the ‘Golden Boy’..sure hope he had fun..

..we got him a souvenir  from the Tomahawk if only he would hold still long enough to take a picture..


..our dose of ‘medication’ to solve our   ‘disambiguation’..has been taken…not exactly a ‘hard pill’ to swallow!..

....we  all feel better now…thanks for riding along with us!!


  1. You got me at that picture of pie. How can you be so mean to your readers??? ;c)

  2. Yeah, I could stand that kind of Therapy!! Glad you had a great day. Loved the photos even if the sun wasn't shining. I think Tucker wants to go back to Doggy Day care where they don't make him wear funny hats:)

  3. Loved your post, brought back memories for me, Grew up in North Van, and went to the Tomahawk, many

  4. It's good to get out even when the weather is not perfect. Even when full-timing I try to get out even if its foggy, or cool or drizzly. Cabin Fever can happen with an RV, too.

  5. Sounds like you had a fun-filled day and the "golden boy" did, as well.

  6. That's a pill I can swallow without complaint ... if only all pills for all ailments came in that form!

  7. That's a pill I can swallow without complaint ... if only all pills for all ailments came in that form!

  8. Now that looks like fun! We need to visit Vancouver one of these days.

  9. A good day like that should make you feel better. Love Tucker's hat!

  10. A breathe of fresh air does wonders for cabin fever..We even get it in the Hiker after a few consecutive rainy days...Ya just gotta get out and recharge those batteries..viewing what Mother Nature has to offer...and a well placed burger or piece of pie..

  11. Looked like a Great Day of therapy to us. Tucker looks good with his souvenir hat. Have a GREAT Sunday!

  12. Great Post! Thats awesome that you ALL got a therapy day... even Tucker.

  13. I think I would've had to keep that pie all to myself! :)

  14. Nice photos from back home.

    Down here in Palm Springs, the winds are gone, the temps are very high (mid 80's to over the 90's) and it's interesting to hear some folks complain about the heat. I say "YEAH" to the heat!

    Glad you got out to enjoy some of what home - on the 'wet coast'- has to offer.

  15. Fun post, so glad you found a cure!
    Gorgeous pics of Vancouver, despite the gray skies, it's always beautiful!
    Tucker is so cute with his "feathers"! :)

  16. Hi there !! We are so glad we found your blog ...
    We love BC and still want to move there one day.
    And we LOVE goldies, so we sure hope to meet Tucker one day .. lol.
    Looks like we have lots of reading to do to get caught up on your blog, but we love your sense of humor, so it will be fun !!
    Take care ... TnT

  17. Gee, we have had that condition the last few days with all the bad weather, but did not know it:)

  18. What an outing! I sure can give myself cabin fever! That's one of my fears about living in B.C. I'm afraid I'll get depressed from the lack of sunshine. I crave sunshine! Take care you three and have fun...

  19. Look at the smile on golden boys face, dont think he is going to miss mom and dad.
    So glad Sam doesnt like lemon meringue, I get the whole piece to myself!


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