ACROSS CANADA DAY: 9 🍁A Canadian Love Story ~July 18 is our day!

I am a Canadian girl at heart! I love my country, I love my home. Yes, I love Tim Horton’s coffee ( and their maple donuts) I love the beach and seafood ( lobster and solomon gundy) I love dressing up and city life and I love to get dirty…afterall I’m still a country girl.

And even though I LOVE LOVE to travel all over the world, there is no place like home. And I am happy to share with people about Canada and tell them they MUST visit! I feel truly blessed and thankful to live in a country such as Canada, especially when so many parts of the world are in such turmoil these days. And now even more so after spending the last couple days in the beautiful Canadian Rockies. This is my country, this is home!!

Today my wonderful husband and I are celebrating 30 years of marriage. We dated for two years and then got married so I have actually known him for 32 years. Whoa! That’s a long time!! We wanted to make this Anniversary memorable, very special, since it is a milestone. What to do? Our 25th Anniversary was in Hong Kong, and 26th in Brazil…and then 27th and 28th in China and so how to top that, for a special 30th? We thought of Europe…Paris maybe ( the city of LOVE) that would be awesome!


BUT… then we decided we would celebrate our 30th for 3 weeks! Yes, 3 weeks of travel across our beautiful country. Yes, Road Trip Adventure!!


Today, July 18, we are on Day 9 of our 30th Anniversary Across Canada Adventure and we spent the day in Banff  & Jasper National Parks in the very heart ❤ of the Canadian Rockies, actually we spent some time walking on a Glacier…that’s VERY Canadian, right? The drive there and back was AMAZING!!! Pictures can not describe the beauty of this place.

And then a VERY Special gift…a new diamond…a Canadian diamond!! ( Diamond is the Modern suggestion for 30th Anniversary instead of the traditional Pearl) Most likely from the Diavik Diamond Mine.  My diamond actually has a lasered Maple Leaf and number on it that shows exactly where it is from. How cool is that?

WE had such a wonderful day together driving up from Banff to the Columbia Ice fields where we took a bus, a really cool bus out to a glacier. We tasted fresh glacier water, went on the Sky Walk that overlooks that glacier and David gave me a beautiful new diamond set and I gave him a new wedding band. ❤

After just a wonderful day laughing and sharing special moments in such an awesome part of our country, we enjoyed a lovely dinner at the Iron Goat in Canmore with an awesome view of the mountains. And then a nice fire in the fireplace in our room. I call it our Fire & Ice Anniversary…for so many reasons…

It’s hard to believe it’s been 32 years since we started dating and 30 years since we said, I do! We love doing life together whether it’s in far away places like China or right here at home in Canada.



Before we came on this road trip I dug out a few old pics…

my beautiful dress
my beautiful dress

My wedding gift to David 30 years ago...time sure flies!
My wedding gift to David 30 years ago…time sure flies!
Our 15th Anniversary…halfway to today!

15 years 15Anniversary

And of course 30 years…Seems a life time ago…we were just kids!

30 years and looking back
30 years and looking back
David & I

And believe it or not…I still have a few pieces of cake saved from our reception…anyone want some? lolIMG_7324Happy 30th Anniversary Sweetheart ❤

TODAY…It was truly a memorable celebration of you & me!! Here are a few pics…


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Adventure For Two

I am from Bridgewater, Nova Scotia, Canada and I'm back from traveling with my husband on an expat assignment to foreign lands. 2011-2012 we were in Shenyang, China. Spring 2012- Spring 2013 we were in Resende,RJ Brazil then back to Shenyang, China in July 2013 until the end of July 2014. Expat life WAS amazing! Adventure abounds no matter where we travel to. We really enjoyed the amazing opportunity to live and experience culture and tradition in these places. BUT now we are finished and adjusting to life in our small town in Canada. Our days of travel and adventure are not over.

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