I may not-so-secretly be in love with this lighthouse.
Hello 2017! I hope everyone had a great Christmas and New Years. I decided not to post a blog for the last week of 2016 because I was between being home and heading to Montreal, and I decided to prioritize spending time with friends and family over worrying about what my next post was.
My Christmas was spent at my parent house, and I was lucky enough to get almost 4 days off. It was so nice to be home for the holidays and not have to worry about driving home in any bad weather or trying to get back to town to go to work. It was also great because my uncle was home from Alberta – whom I haven’t seen in a year and a half – so I got to see him most of my time home.
After Christmas, I jumped on a plane to Montreal to spend New Years with Shaugn and his family and friends. Although our trip was cut a day short as we decided to drive home before the bad weather hit, it as a great time! We spent New Years at his friend’s house, where we had a huge supper, and spent the night outside by the bonfire and driving snowmobiles around. At midnight, we all popped some bubbly and set fireworks off.
While we were in Montreal, Shaugn and I did go on a tiny adventure to Sandy Beach to go for a hike through the woods and take some pictures. The “tiny” adventure got even more exciting when we got the car stuck off the edge of the road…
Although no one ever really wants the holidays to be over, I am very excited to see what 2017 has in store!
It’s been a snowy, and quite frankly gross, week on PEI. With the roads being sub-par, adventuring in my little 2002 Jetta was probably not in my best interest. So, I’ve decided to post yet another picture from the Hopewell Rocks (I know, I know, I’m sorry!). But don’t worry, I am looking forward to getting out once this wet and yucky snow ends, and getting some pretty wintery pictures, and maybe even some festive ones as the holidays approach! (PS kudos to Shaugn for actually taking this picture for me, xo).
Now, I know I can’t just post a picture of myself and call it day. Instead, I have decided to do something similar to what I did in Shaugn’s post, and let you all know 10 different things about me! Enjoy 🙂
- I want to by a physiotherapist when I “grow up” (whenever that happens…)
- If Shaugn has his way, we will have two dogs, a Boxer (his) and an Australian Shepard (mine)
- I have a Youth Olympic Bronze Medal in curling
- My (current) favourite past time is watching Gilmore Girls
- Although I said I would never need a coffee to get me going in the morning, it is best recommended that you do approach me before I am at least half way through my cup of joe in the mornings
- My favourite blog is The Uncommon Law
- I absolutely love the outdoors
- I want to someday travel to all different parts of the world
- I will only clean my room/apartment/Shaugn’s place while listening to 2000’s one-hit wonders
- Chocolate covered almonds are God’s gift sent from the heavens
Also, if you haven’t forgotten, this is still one of the best songs there ever.
If there is ever something you would like to see on the blog, please comment below any post!
Rule #34 in life: When asking your significant other to pose nicely for you, you should expect them to do something silly 97% of the time. (Don’t believe me? Check this out.)
As mentioned in a previous post, Shaugn and I were recently over to New Brunswick, and spent our morning hiking at the Hopewell Cape Park. It was a great morning, with many silly pictures!
As this is (I believe) Shaugn’s first time officially being on the blog, I’ve decided to do something different! So here are 10 random facts about Shaugn.
- If you are on the island, you can listen to him weekday afternoons on the radio
- He is originally from the far away land of Montreal, and is persistently trying and failing to teach me French
- The puns will never end, and never really get any funnier
- Along with trying to teach me French, he has a degree in Music Performance (Classical Piano), and is succeeding at teaching me how to play
- He has a cat named Jack(ass), who he loves and hates more than most things
- Although he just turned 26, he acts 7, maybe 8, at best (please refer to picture above)
- His favourite shows are HIMYM, Friends, and Scrubs
- He will ruin almost every cute, loving, or serious conversation we try to have by cracking jokes or making a funny face
- He hates curling, but tolerates it around me
- He has the biggest heart and the kindest soul
This past weekend, Shaugn and I made the ‘big trip’ over to Moncton, mostly to go to Costco (no surprise there). When we decided to go on a Sunday, we both thought it would be a great idea to get up a few hours earlier and do some exploring. As it had been years since I was at the Hopewell Rocks, Shaugn never being there before, and only a 30 minute drive past Moncton, it was determined that this would be our adventure. Unfortunately, though, when we looked at the tide table, it was going to be high tide. This meant that the 40 feet of water would slightly hinder the experience of walking on the ocean floor! We still went, and hiked throughout the park (as Shaugn told me all the ways that the animals in New Brunswick can kill me), and had a great time!
The really cool thing about the Hopewell Rocks, and the Bay of Fundy, is that they are some of the highest and fastest tides in the world. When we were there around mid-morning, the tide was around 40ft. If we would have gone back around 2 or 3, we would be able to walk where the water once was. The tides rise around 6-7 feet per hour, meaning that in the summer you can hike on the ocean floor, go grab some lunch, and then kayak later that same day. We did not have time to wait for the tide to go out, however we were able to watch the water rushing out when we got back to Moncton, as some of the rivers that run through the city are connected to the Bay.
How about a little TBT for everyone?! This was captured on our way home from Montreal way back in January. It was my first time traveling with Shaugn (call us crazy, we had been together for all of three months and I flew up to Montreal to spend New Years with him..and still together a year later), and we had been heading east all day trying to get to PEI at a reasonable hour. We stopped at a gas station about an hour outside of Moncton, looked behind us, and saw this gorgeous sunset happening. Much to Shaugn’s protest (like I said, tight timeline here), I grabbed my camera and ran to the edge of the parking lot to grab this. So thankful I had my camera in the truck with me!
Hmmm, what a surprise, another picture in a city that is not my own! If there’s one thing you should know about me, it’s that traveling is my absolute favourite thing in the world. This trip, Shaugn and I were able to surprise his friends and family, which was an absolute blast! Although it was a quick trip (only three days), he still took me around to show me the touristy places, including the Mount Royal Lookout. This lookout offers one of the most beautiful views of Montreal I’ve ever had! On one side you have downtown Montreal, on the other you see the rest of the city, including the Olympic Stadium. Definitely will be going back to explore this park again!
Also, funny side story, as we were walking up to the lookout, I was telling him how a friend of mine got engaged there this past winter, and how beautiful the pictures were with the snow falling and how gorgeous her ring was. Shaugn stopped dead in his tracks, looked at me all serious-like, and said “I hope you’re not expecting that now!” Ha! Luckily for him I was not expecting a proposal (and definitely will not be for quite some time), but it was pretty funny to see the fear in his face!
One of my favourite things to do while in St. John’s is to hike the East Coast Trails. This was captured at the top of the sugarloaf path!
On a side note, we took a utility road to get off this trail and back to our car, and when we reached the gate there was a sign that said “Coyote sightings in area. KEEP OUT!”.. Definitely made me nervous about going on any other trails for the rest of the trip.