We’re empty-nesters now and we’ve finally started to put our own interests first. We enjoy exploring the local trails.
When possible, we take a couple of trips a year. We’ve always traveled a lot, even when the kids were little. But back then it was mostly trips to visit family. One time we made a detour to see the hoodoos in Drumheller. That was really interesting. (I blogged about that trip here)
We went to Cabo with my sister and her hubby in 2006.
In 2008 we took a family vacation in Nuevo Vallarta.
That same year, in honour of our 30th wedding anniversary, we took a road trip down the US west coast. This is from Twin Peaks in San Francisco.
It was back to the Baja in the winter of 2009.
In June 2009, we took a cruise of a lifetime to Alaska. I found it spectacular.
I guess 2009 was a good year to travel because we also went to Cancun in November. Experiencing hurricane weather while we were there might have dampened our bodies, but not our spirits.
We went to Southern California in the winter of 2010, and took a fun little day trip to Tijuana.
Another most excellent trip was had in 2011 when we cruised the Hawaiian Islands.
We had fun playing tourist in Vancouver in September, 2011 and then taking a Pacific Coast cruise down to LA.
We returned to a favourite spot in Bucerias, Mexico the winter of 2012.
That spring we made a trip to Nova Scotia and Newfoundland, where our middle son and daughter-in-law live. So unbelievably exciting to see icebergs. (I did a long series of blog posts on this trip, which can be viewed starting here)
This past winter, we returned to Southern California. (I also did a long series of blog posts on this trip, which can be viewed starting here)
Throughout our marriage, we moved around a lot with Hubby’s work, nine years in Dawson Creek, one year in North Vancouver, five years in Revelstoke and we’ve finally settled back where we started, having been here almost nineteen years. It’s fun to look back and see how much we’ve grown and changed over the years, from mere babies to old farts.
On a date in 1977
1978, our wedding day
1986, Expo 86 in Vancouver
1998, 20th anniversary
2003, 25th anniversary
2005, Eldest sons’ wedding
2006, Brown-eyed boy’s wedding
2008, 35th anniversary on the road, in a dive motel
2013, our 35th anniversary (terrible quality, but all we have)
It’s been quite an adventure that I’m so thankful I’ve taken with the man I chose to take it with. Who knows, maybe we’ll be blessed with another 35 years of adventures to reminisce about.