Showing posts with label CANADA. Show all posts
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Lost Lagoon

11.13.2014

lost lagoon


On our first evening in Vancouver, we accidentally stumbled upon Lost Lagoon - a lake near the entrance of Stanley Park. One minute, you're walking through the city and the next you're in this calm, serene spot watching a swan float by. We snagged a bench under a huge willow tree and rested our weary feet before setting off to explore. - Mina

lost lagoon
lost lagoon
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5 years ♥

10.20.2014

stanley park

We shared a late 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. 

four

10.20.2013


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

10.15.2013


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

9.16.2013


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

9.15.2013


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

9.13.2013


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

9.04.2013


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


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