Tuesday, June 24, 2014

What do Geckos and Cupcakes have in common?

Instead of relaxing, last weekend was spent in a wonderful flurry of unexpected guests (children).  And as they needed a bed to sleep in, that meant quickly cleaning and organizing and changing bedclothes.  In spite of how tired we can be, isn't it amazing what we can accomplish when we need to!
Yes there were children -- mine and other peoples -- and there was a dance recital, burgers on the grill and music & wine on the deck (for those of us with the IDs to prove it.  For the others, there was Netflix and popcorn.)

Sunday was another flurry of returning these unexpected guests to their various homes; the last of which was my lovely daughter Molly.  As she was returning with a trunk load of stuff from my basement, I gladly drove her to the city. But after a weekend of work and festivity and driving, a body gets mighty hungry.

Enter Bayer's Lake ... and there like a huge green beacon of joy was:

The Gecko Bus!

What is the Gecko Bus?  It's "Canada's Freakiest Food Truck"  , serving up fresh, local, affordable Mexican Fusion food.  I'd seen the bus around the city, but this was my first visit:  it will NOT be my last.  Yum yum yum!  It was delicious.  I've been craving hot and spicy, and it delivered in 3 ways with 3 different tacos -- pulled pork, smoky chicken and spicy beef.  I highly recommend eating here.

Walking back to the car, I noticed another eating establishment I'd long wanted to visit: Susie's Cupcakes.  I thought "This will be just the ticket for dessert later"!  And with just a little extra enthusiasm from Molly (just look at that bright, shiny face), I was persuaded to enter ..... for one cupcake each, right?

How does one decide between "Dulce de Leche" or "Lemon Zinger" or "Snowball" or "Death by Chocolate" or any of the other marvelous flavors.  AND when you see the 50% off selection (that didn't sell at the Farmer's Market), well, you know you're done for. Resistance  is futile.

Half a dozen for Molly & her boyfriend and half a dozen for Nagisa and I.  Perfect!  

And although I practiced, I resisted eating one until later.
"Root Beer" (with a straw) and "Chocolate Deluxe".

It was a tiring, delightful, delicious weekend.  How was yours?



The cupcakes look great. But I'm loving that Gecko Bus.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Unexpected company like that is a joy. Your food truck has to be the most unusual one I've ever seen and the cupcakes do look yummy!

Goody said...

I'm still trying to wrap my brain around rootbeer cupcakes-but I have a feeling I'll be experimenting with that idea before long. I've seen concentrated rootbeer extract for making your own at home...wonder how that would go diluted in cake batter?

Sounds like a wonderfully exhausting weekend.

Pat MacKenzie said...

I've been away from Nova Scotia for too long. When I saw the words Bayer's Lake I knew that I knew where it was but I can't for the life of me remember exactly where. Isn't there a Bayers Road shopping center in Halifax? Oh I sooo need a trip back. Sounds like you had a lovely, if busy, weekend.

Wisewebwoman said...

I adore that gecko truck and its food!!!!

sounds like a wonderful weekend, glad you enjoyed.