My last post was exactly one year ago today. Even when, over the course of the year, the idea of returning to prepare a new entry would come and go at various times, I would say to myself “Ya, ya, I’ll get to it later.” And not to be too clichéd about it, “later” never came simply because I would become distracted by one, ten or a hundred other things or I wouldn’t take the time to sit down and commit to the effort of writing. So for that, I apologize.
But I mean, what are the odds that today, sitting in front of the monitor I said “Enough is enough. Write something.” Needless to say I was astonished when I opened up a new post on day 365 since my last entry. Very weird and very wonderful all at the same time.
I will not go into a long entry of all the places I journeyed over the last year in painstaking detail (What kind of blogger am I? An amateur at best – obviously!) but if you’ll indulge me, in order to fast forward through 12-ish months, I will let the pictures speak for themselves.
Bike Tour of Basseterre, St. Kitts – Cruise May 2016 (“Action Shot” – little blurry!)
An island in the sun for snorkelling and sea kayaking – St. John’s, Antigua – Cruise May 2016
Port of Castries, St. Lucia – Cruise May 2016
St. Nicholas Abbey, near Bridgetown, Barbados – Best rum EVER! – Cruise May 2016
St. Nicholas Abbey Distillery near Bridgetown, Barbados – Cruise May 2016
Courtyard Café – San Juan, Puerto Rico – Cruise May 2016
Streets of Old San Juan, Puerto Rico – Cruise May 2016
Kicking it at the KOA Kabin – Kingston, Ontario – July 2016
Painted Pony Rodeo – Lake Luzerne, New York – July 2016
Sunset over Trout Lake – North Bay, Ontario – August 2016
The slopes of Mont Blanc – near Mont Tremblant, Quebec – December 2016
Bell Centre – Montreal, Québec – January 2017
(There was a work-related trip to Saskatoon, Saskatchewan late last fall but sadly, there was little time to explore the city. ) And there you have it. So far 2017 is a quiet one travel-wise … but the year isn’t over yet!
Port of call #1 – St. Maarten/St. Martin
This dual Dutch/French island has always intrigued me from afar…why, I am not entirely sure. Is it because the linguistic history of the two colonizing nations are so different? Is it because I admire the fact that the island has the same name on both sides of the “border”? I cannot say. Continue reading
I was remiss in not preparing my post immediately following my recent trip with my husband.
We thoroughly enjoyed a 7-day cruise of the southern Caribbean – sans enfants! It is only the second time we have done this (travelled for this length of time while leaving the kids at home) and it was awesome! Don’t get me wrong, we love travelling with our kids but every so often it is wonderful to just be on our own. A huge debt of gratitude goes out to my sister for staying with our boys – for the second time. We certainly feel very blessed to know that our boys were in good hands while we were away.
The planning for this trip centred on our wedding anniversary. We started looking last summer just to get a feel of the places and pricing options. We stumbled upon a “last minute” cruise deal for May 2016 in August 2015. So we checked with our travel agent friend to say “is this for real?” and when she said “100% yes”, we said “here is our credit card.” Continue reading
Needless to say I feel that spring is finally here – although there have been a few setbacks (e.g. impromptu snowfall) that left me scratching my head and a little testy. Case in point, the pictures below which some of you (those who live in northern climes) might identify with. Can you guess what I photographed? It is the airport! Can you believe these pictures are just over 2 weeks apart?! This is why I am happy it is April 1st and March is in the past! Continue reading
My last post was quite a number of weeks ago and I missed December entirely as it was a very up and down time for our family. January, thus far, has pretty much been the pits.
However, I would like to quickly share a positive experience and pass on my thanks toWestJet airlines in the best way I can – by spreading the “good” word. Continue reading