Many people, myself included, will be traveling a good distance to spend time with family and friends during this season of peace, love and goodwill. As much as I love my family and friends, and very much look forward to seeing them, I don’t really like to stay with them. I’m used to my privacy and like a little “down time” even when on a visit. I don’t want to have to get dressed to walk to the bathroom, or line up to use it! For me there is nothing like having a friendly, but non-intrusive, Bed & Breakfast to come back to in the evenings and wake up in in the morning. Another big plus is I like relaxed breakfasts, as opposed to being stuffed in at a table with my 2, 4, 12 and 16 year old grand kids — wonderful and fun as they all are. Yup, staying at a fine B&B allows me to get ready for all that family fun and excitement instead of having it steamroll over me.
To tell the truth, I think the family is a bit more relaxed and happy to see me when I’m not taking one of the kid’s rooms forcing them into extra close quarters with a sibling, or making them endure my snoring. I know it’s hard to believe, but I’m convinced that we are all happier when I don’t take them up on their kind offer to stay at their house. I’ve been there and well remember having family visit and being glad when they left. My own Grandmother told me way back “Don’t make them twice glad, glad to see you come and glad to see you go.” I prefer them to be just a bit sad to see me head home.
So if your loved ones are here in B.C. and you’re coming by for the holidays, do yourself and them a favor by booking a great British Columbia B&B . Rest assured you’ll all have a better time!