strolling in steveston

Last weekend BC experienced record high temperatures around the province.  I decided the best way to take advantage of the heat was to head to the beach.  Silly me I forgot that ocean winds mean I can barely see with a face full of my hair that’s being blown all over the place, and the chilly winds kept me in a zipped up sweater for most of the day.  Despite the wind, the Steveston area of Richmond, BC is beautiful.  I absolutely love the ocean and the little fishing town is full of enough character to keep you interested all day long.  PS I dumbly left the Canon in the car so it’s just smartphone photos today.

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the mountains are calling

mountains

In less than 150 days I will be saying I do to the man of my dreams.  Two days after that we will be on our way to explore a part of BC and Alberta that I have been dreaming about for a long time.  The mountains have been calling and I cannot wait to go.  We are mapping out a route which will include world famous drives, amazing mountain views, relaxing hot springs, gorgeous lakes, perfect camping spots, luxurious rooms, and thousands of photo opportunities.  I can’t wait to explore one of the most magnificent parts of Canada with my new husband.  I would love to hear your suggestions on things to see and do, and places to stay in the area.  Any tips you might have would be appreciated as we don’t want to miss out on anything!

International Selkirk Loop

International Selkirk Loop – Washington, Idaho, BC

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photographing antiques

Antiquing is one of my favourite pastimes, as is photography.  So what could be better than bringing these two things together?  Some of the best pieces in my home are antiques that I found in a shop, some were passed on to me, and some, such as this globe, was actually bought off of Craigslist!  Not only do I love travel, but I love travel-related… anything!  Especially maps.  I will have to do a specific post later solely featuring my map collection.  It is ridiculous, truly.  This globe, however distressed is a thing of beauty.  The sugar bowl and creamer, also below, is my local find from last weekend’s trip to Fort Langley.  The colour is absolutely perfect, and somehow matches the exact colour of our wedding invitations.
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