Born and raised in Manitoba, I was a shy, small-town prairie girl who needed, as the Dixie Chicks would say, “Wide Open Spaces” (I’m a closet country music fan who grew up listening to rap and hip-hop, go figure). I eventually moved to Calgary for a few years and then itching for something new, I went and sailed the ocean for a while, working on a cruise ship.
Sometimes life experiences are the best education and I learned a lot on my travels. But life brought me back to the prairies so I could meet my knight in shining armour. Yes, they do exist! After many heart breaks, and the unfailing belief that “he is out there somewhere”, he finally arrived in Calgary. Armando, born and raised in Mexico with a drive to succeed, he had just received a job transfer with his company and moved to Cowtown…”to meet me”, he says was the reason for his pit stop in Calgary. Two years later, he whisked me away to the West Coast where we have been living and loving life.
We both share a passion for travel, food, the urban life, movies and Malbec wine. But we can be very opposite in some aspects such as risk taking, organizational skills, how to make guacamole or how to load the dishwasher as well as many cultural differences that pop up along the way. Both very sensitive and stubborn, we definitely don’t see eye-to-eye at times and sometimes we chalk it up to, “Lost in Translation”. But we are a weirdly perfect duo who try to live the best life we can with lots of love, laughter and fun along the way!