Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Back in Vancouver for Good!

It's been a while since posting~  as I would say, because there is nothing going on.  But, truely, there have been great things happening.  Shortly after arriving back in Canada, from New Orleans,  I went right out to Tofino, for a short 3-day holiday with the Birch's.  The Birch Parent's were celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary, so everyone came together for a beautiful weekend!
Staying at Middle Beach Lodge, we had plenty of time to sit and relax, walk on beaches, and eat nice west coast food!  I've been to Tofino once before, with my beautiful niece.  This was definitely a different trip, but, it is really nice to just be able to get out and relax.  I do think, however, that the next time that I am out there, I want to engage in a bit more "water sports."  Either do some surfing, or some kayaking, or something... one of the great things about being on the coast, is that there is so much ocean to take advantage of!

As always, Sean took some great photos.  You can see them HERE. Two of my favourites, of myself, are the following.  This first photo, of my feet, was on the front page of Vancouver Independant New Source, The Tyee.  Therefore, my feet are Vancouver famous.  Sorta.   The weather was also as good as tofino can get.  Nice and fairly warm, and high clouds.  So, that is why the rain slicker photo is ironic.  Cause we didn't need rain gear that weekend.

Otherwise, I have been doing things like: CV writing, and job investigating, and, well... wedding planning... I have found a dress (HURRAY!)  after not much shopping.  A local Vancouver designer, who for a low amount (700$) is going to make and pin a dress onto me.  I won't say more than that, because, of course... it is a surprise!

we are also choosing caterers this week.  Hopefully we will make a decision before I head off to the states next wednesday!  we are also narrowing down where we are going to register.  nothing to special, but going to be giving people options!

and, of course... i have joined another social media site (sigh).  I am now on Pinetrest, mostly because it is really easy to put things you see on the internet, all in one place. And, it is nice to be visual with ideas.

FInally, next week.  LESS THAN A WEEK... I am going to be joining my good friends, Kevin, and Sam & Gretchen, to do an EPIC adventure.  We also will be having a friend of K-Shon's join us.  So, the 5 of us are going to be rende-vous-ing in Tacoma, WA, in order to then embark on a 4 night hiking trip up the beautiful Mount Rainier.  We will be staying at Camp Muir for the nights of the 22nd to 26th.  Then, Sam and Gretchen are going to join me back up to Vancouver, where we will be able to show them this great city!!!  
Mt. Rainier from above

I am pretty stoked about this adventure.  It will be my first time hiking on a glacier, and probably the biggest mountain that I have ever stood on.  To be able to do this with some of my best-life-long (well, since college) friends, is going to be amazing.  People I trust and love and are psyched to be with! 


Kelly Covert said...

Great pics! So excited for you as you settle into your new life!! Keep us posted!

Anonymous said...

Have a great hike Amo! Say hi to your awesome hiking buddies :)

Anonymous said...

That was your ex-roomie from Aus posting above x

Bonnie said...

Oh just doing "a little hiking in Washington"...a rather stupendous adventure! I have seen Ranier several times from the air and just rishes above the clouds...keep safe all of you!