Feeding the Brain

Today’s hump day was a little tamer then the past. It involved much less walking, a lot more sitting, and hours in front of my laptop working away on my research proposal. The clouds played a game of “guess when” but held off dumping large quantities of water until the later evening hours, yet, the chill in the air was fresh, sharp, and demanding attention. So, what better way to fight back against mother nature than to set yourself up at a local coffee shop/brewery.

After driving around for a frustrating twenty minutes searching for free parking that was longer than an hour, I made my way into 33 Acres Brewing Co. where my friend was already set up with tea and working away on her thesis. I quickly joined the study party, only distracted by the excess noise that accompanied the lunch crowd a couple hours after I settled in. After writing the most my academic brain has endured in the past weeks, I stopped for lunch. The Mom’s B33R Chilli was hearty, tasty, and simply enjoyable on the colder day we experienced. The bread was something of a mystery, crisp yet soft and moist by butter, and the perfect side.

Mom's B33R Chilli at 33 Acres Brewing Co.

Mom’s B33R Chilli at 33 Acres Brewing Co.

After lunch my friend and I decided to spend a few minutes taking pictures of the quaint space occupied by 33 Acres. Here are just a few to hopefully entice you to venture to 33 Acres for a study session, a coffee break, or even a date brunch…I hear their weekend brunch is pretty appealing.

A look into the crowd

A look into the crowd

33 Acres Brewing Co Bar

33 Acres Brewing Co. Bar

Beer Fridge Extrodinare

Beer Fridge Extraordinaire

A few hours later, many pages written and many more read, I started to get antsy as the localized space started to fill with after work parties. The volume in the space rapidly increased and really I was no longer engaged in my writing. It was time to head home. I was ready to fight my way through Vancouver rush hour traffic. Along the way home I kept thinking about how my hump day just did not seem complete without a little outdoor adventure.

I made a detour to Port Moody. I have driven through the community a few times over the past months and have been intrigued by some body of water that I kept driving past. Today, I found it. Realized that the park was called Rocky Point and that it housed a performance canopy, a trail, a pier, a playground for children, and a cute little ice cream shop. A short walk along the trail and to the tip of the pier fulfilled my weekly nature fix.

Rocky Point Park

Rocky Point Park

Looking out onto the pier

Looking out onto the pier

 

 

 

 

 

Learning a little bit about the history of Port Moody

Learning a little bit about the history of Port Moody

The canoe dock bare but ready to entertain

The canoe dock bare but ready to entertain

I cannot resist ice cream. It is perhaps the greatest food group of all.

I cannot resist ice cream. It is perhaps the greatest food group of all.

While it was a tame hump day, I saw places I likely would have not ventured to if I did not need to sit myself down to study. It was the perfect student day!

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