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5 years ♥


stanley park

We shared an afternoon exploring Stanley Park, in Vancouver, recently. Alex pointed out this sweet couple strolling arm in arm along the water and said that would be us someday. I had to creepily snap these images of our future selves. 

Our first year of marriage was spent chasing the sun. The subsequent years were filled with high highs and low lows. Our anniversary trip to Hawaii was cancelled this week because of Hurricane Ana  but how could we be upset when we were able to just get in the car and drive down the California coast? (We're  also very relieved that no one was hurt and the hurricane was downgraded to a tropical storm) 

I still can't believe I'm married, let alone celebrating a 5 year anniversary. Considering I thought I'd be a spinster, I am consistently surprised about how deeply we care, how we still laugh until our stomachs hurt, and how we continue to learn new things about each other. I wonder if it will be the same when we're walking hand in hand, in 50 years, perhaps with the aid of a cane. We could only hope to be so lucky. 



It's our 4 year wedding anniversary today! Alex flew back to Montreal yesterday and we've decided to spend a few days in a secluded cabin in the Adirondacks. We're excited to do something different and are looking forward to lazy-ing around by the fire and making smores!

Photos from our trip to the Bay of Fundy

rue ste-catherine est


Claude Cormier's installation of 170, 000 pink balls suspended over Saint Catherine Street is one of my favourite things in Montreal. I'm going to miss hanging out on the patios under the canopy of "les boules roses" when I leave this city. - Mina

pei to maine


After our visit to Charlottetown, we made our way back to Moncton to rest up so that we could drive to Maine the next morning....



Charlottetown is the capital of Prince Edward Island and we headed there to explore and grab dinner. iPhone apps make traveling so much easier and we were able to find one of the best places to try oysters for the first time: the Claddagh Oyster House. The waitresses were super friendly and did a fantastic job of pretending not to mind our stupid seafood questions. After sharing a dessert of strawberry shortcake and a root beet float, we walked around the waterfront at dusk. 

green gables house


The most popular landmark in PEI is the Anne of Green Gables house.  Though we were both familiar with the book and show, we really only visited because we were in the vicinity.  The site is an important destination for so-called "Anne fans", especially Japanese tourists who are known to visit dressed as the eponymous character or even be wed on the grounds (the novel is inexplicably big in Japan).

Alas, we cannot report that we've been converted into Anne fans by our visit, but we did enjoy walking through the garden and touring the house, and do regret not trying the famous Anne of Green Gables Raspberry Cordial available on the island.

prince edward island


To get to Prince Edward Island, you have to cross the Confederation Bridge - it connects the island to New Brunswick. I was surprised to learn that the nearly 13 km bridge was only constructed in the 90s... I guess it's not unheard of to take ferries to get around. It's a shame that we couldn't make it up to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland but I'm glad we got a glimpse of a few of the maritime provinces. We didn't find much to do in PEI but it was worth the visit for the scenery alone. - Mina

hopewell rocks


The 40-70 foot tall Hopewell Rocks, nicknamed Flowerpot Rocks, were formed due to tidal erosion. Fundy's tides are amongst the highest in the world and vary greatly within 24 hours. We left Moncton in the morning and drove to the area (with a few stops along the way). Because of the extreme tidal range, we were able to see things, that are normally under water, up close and walk around on the ocean floor.

You can either stay for an entire tidal cycle in one day, or you can observe the times on their sign and come back the following day at the optimal time, which is what we chose to do.

We returned the next day to see a difference of, apparently, 100 billion tons of water. I wondered if the effect would have been better had we seen the high tide prior to being able to walk around. It was still neat to see the spot we were standing less than 24 hours earlier be completely engulfed in water. - Mina

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