Salmon, Swans and Navigation in Port Moody

The sun is actually out in Port Moody today.  A rare occasion this time of year so Armando and I headed out to enjoy a walk on this beautiful fall day around Burrard Inlet. Along Inlet Trail, we often see ducks, seagulls, Blue Herons, slugs (eww!) and other regulars.  The last few weeks, we saw…

Houseboating on Sprout Lake

Three birthdays, a wedding and a surprise proposal…what a great summer weekend it was!  Throw in some s’mores, houseboating, swimming, games, drinks and time spent with friends well, it couldn’t get better than that. Seventeen of us got together and spent the last long weekend of the summer houseboating at Sprout Lake near Port Alberni on…

Manitoba Summer

I love Manitoba summers and was so happy to get a visit in back home this year.  In 100 words or less, here is a recap of the visit: Family picnic at Assiniboine Park w/surprise concert of my fave Manitoba duo, “Keith and Renée”.  Swam the waves at Grand Beach.  Family BBQ with 4-year-old niece’s…

Planes, Ferries and Automobiles

A whirlwind of friends these past two weeks…I’m in a blissful state.  Armando and I are still in the process of “making friends” in our new city so fortunately for us, the last two weeks took us by sea, sky and road to see the cherished friends that we were missing from afar. First Stop: …

Dance Me Back to Another Time

Make up…Done.  Hair…Done.  Slip on Dress.  Strap on heels.  Ready to head back to another place.  Another time.  Another era. As we walk into the grand room, we are surrounded with an endless sea of tables covered in white linen and sparkling silverware.  In the middle is an empty dance floor, and at the end…

Hockey Sister

I’m a Hockey Sister alumni. Growing up during the cold Manitoba winters, I would make a beeline to the car from our house nearly every weekend to avoid the cold, brisk air that would make my nose an instant Ruldolph red, as we headed to my brother’s hockey game.  In my dad’s shiny Malibu car…

Romantic Dinner…on a Ferry?!

On Sunday evening, I turned to Armando and asked him what his schedule was like this upcoming week.  This was a regular conversation between us because his job requires him to travel on a regular basis.  “I’m taking the ferry to Victoria tomorrow and will be back on Tuesday.  Do you want to come?” This…