Wednesday, August 29, 2012

Wedding, Gibson BC to Truro NS to Cape Breton Island


Who forgot to mention to us that retirement is busier than a career? This is hard work!!! After our week in PEI with our US friends we headed off to Vancouver for our son's wedding. He married his soul mate and partner of many years on Saturday Aug. 4th. We flew out on Friday Aug 3rd and back on Monday Aug 6th. It was a great weekend...the weather was gorgeous and the wedding was beautiful, casual and just perfect~held right in their gorgeous back yard, in Gibsons BC. Welcome to our wild and wacky (but loving) family Rob!!! We are honoured to have you and your family join ours! The food was plentiful, the beer and wine and champagne flowed like water..and the family and friends were a pleasure to celebrate with.
Rick and our new son Rob

Craig, Officiant and Rob

In case you forgot to wear flops to this casual wedding-There was a great supply of Old Navy flops for you to choose from!!!

Craig and Rob

Rob Madonna Craig Myself and Rick

shot from the upper deck
Betty, Rob, Craig Marilyn and Madonna

table shot

gorgeous view from my seat

Craig myself and Rick on the ferry from Van to Gibsons

Our oldest daughter Tracey and oldest son Don


Of course we visited here and had some breakfasts here

We were home for one day then loaded up the MH and headed to Truro NS to meet up with Donna and Ralph. Then it was onto Cape Breton, for a couple of weeks. We toured the Island and did the cabot trail. We were invited to wonderful dinners with my relatives..I'm sure we all gained a significant amount of weight. We enjoyed all the areas of the Island and even took in quite a few Ceilidhs. The talent in Cape Breton is amazing. Mind you I already knew that because I grew up there. We did Louisbourg, Miners Museum, Alexander Bell Museum~visited many lighthouses, Marconi Tower ~ we sailed on the Ameoba Sail boat in Baddeck..just to name a few.
We stayed at "Arm of Gold" Campground on the Bras D'or Lakes in Cape Breton.
Parked up on big 50 amp lots for 2 weeks in Cape Breton

view out our windshields

 We did get in a pickle one day, Ralph and Rick thought we should take some back roads..the 'road closed' signs should have been their first clue that the road was bad. But those boys like to be adventurous. 
yup we ran out of road...
We were on the run daily. Ate some great food, and enjoyed lots of fiddle music and step dancers. Some of my cousins joined us on our excursions~ya just gotta love the folks in Cape Breton.
Ralph Donna myself and Rick in Sydney NS

Baddeck NS

Cabot Trail

 I have hundreds of pictures but I think this blog is going to be massive if I add many more..but you get the picture I'm sure :)
Upon our return to NB last Thursday, we four toured Hillsborough Alma and Fundy park area, Crooked Creek and Cape Enrage.

Cape Enrage

Donna and Ralph at Crooked Creek





We drove up to Kent County and toured that area, stopping at our camp for lunch, then onto Cape Lumiere, to show Donna and Ralph another light house. That girl loves Light Houses.

Cape Lumiere
We cooked scallops, and we ate: Lobster!!!!!
We toured Shediac, had a fabulous clam dinner in Cap Pele on the wharf.We played cards, visited, ran the roads and so enjoyed our time with Donna and Ralph. They headed for the US yesterday and are in Bangor safe and sound. And we are sure missing them and their darling little dog Tiffy. We have company arriving tomorrow for the night, then on Friday we are off camping for the long weekend with the grands. It has been a busy busy August..but an enjoyable one.
Take care all~ thanks for stopping by, sorry for rambling (Its hard to remember it all) and be thankful I only gave you all the highlights :) lol...most of all remember

"Home is where you park it"

31 comments:

  1. Don't think I could keep up with the two of you. Sure looked like a good time on both coasts. Our Congratulations to your son and Rob on their marriage.

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    1. thanks I don't know how I keep up with us..lol

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  2. Holy cow! You are so busy my head started spinning just reading your post. How do you do it, being so "retired"? ;c)

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    1. Its not easy..trying to cram it all into our schedule lol

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  3. congrats to your son and his partner!..a new member of the family is always a good thing!..you were in our neighborhood..well sort of..
    glad to see you enjoyed your time with Donna and Ralph!..
    the new header photo is beautiful!..Gibsons?

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    1. Yes a shot of the sunrise in Gibsons...

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  4. PEI to Vancouver and back, the Cabot Trail, scallops, lobster, hmm all of my favourites things all in one blog posting, sure sound like you have been having a great time.

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    1. coast to coast in less than a month...my head is definitely spinning..

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  5. Wow, you have been busy!! Such a beautiful area, haven't been there in years, but you betcha we'll be there sometime again!

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    1. Let us know :) we'd be happy to show you around..

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  6. Beautiful header photo!!!
    Great photo of Rob and Rick. The family photo makes me smile. Everyone is so happy.
    Lobster/scallops...I want to be were you are!

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  7. You sure have covered a lot of territory since your last blog - amazing. Great spot for a wedding - congrats to all.

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  8. Hi Guys. We're thinking we could be over for dinner one night soon, probably late October some time. Will that work for you?

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    1. I would love to cook you and Mar supper...your other friends are arriving here next month :).....and yes October works for us....

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  9. And I thought we were busy! I think you just put us to shame. So glad you had a great time in BC and that the wedding went well. Saw the pictures on facebook and they are beautiful. Your tour of Cape Breton and Fundy Park brought back memories of when we were there last year but it looks like you had much better weather that we did. Take some time and just relax, you deserve it.

    Kevin and Ruth
    www.travelwithkevinandruth.com

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    1. Yes our weather was much much better this year...I'll relax when we head south...until then the schedule is full

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  10. Congratulations on the wedding. Rob looks like a great guy, and a wonderful addition to your growing family !!
    Whew ... you sure have been busy. I bet the summer is just flying by !!
    Take care, and keep having fun ... TnT

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    1. Hes a pretty special guy for sure and is definitely a wonderful addition to our family...summer is gone and I'm not sure where it went.

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  11. Good grief you've been busy. What gorgeous places you've seen. But none more beautiful than Craig and Rob's backyard. That's an AMAZING header photo. How lucky are they to live there and to have found each other. Congratulations!

    I'm eating my heart out over your PEI and Cape Breton stays. Just typing lobster and ceilidh in the same sentence makes me smile. Boy would I like to have been with you.

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  12. Feel free to head over this way anytime Sherry, we will make sure you and David enjoy NB, NS, Cape Breton and PEI...

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  13. Missed your posts during the last month, but it sounds like you had a great time of it. Congrats on the wedding - it looks like it was quite a happy and gorgeous day.

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  14. Now that celebration of a new family member is over and lots more sites seen, planning to slow down for a while? If like most of us RVers - the answer is probably not!

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  15. I just knew that the header photo was BC!! Great shot. Congrats to Craig & Rob. They have to be pretty special to get you on a plane. You never did say how you managed???

    Love the shot of the road on the Cabot Trail photo!

    If you don't slow down you won't have enough energy to head south for the winter.

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    1. The flight was bearable I think.....Ativan saved the day....Not much memory of the actual flights lol....

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  16. You two have been busier than a 'one armed paper hanger'. Phewww! That was one quick trip from the east to the west coast. Lovely photos from the wedding, Gibsons, and the eastern seaboard.

    It is fun to be retired and having so little time for more fun when you are already having a great time. And you are!

    Congratulations on your son's wedding. You will, no doubt, have future opportunities to visit the west coast.

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    1. I think we will probably drive it instead of flying next time!!

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  17. This was one of the most enjoyable times EVER on our 8 years of fulltiming !!! You guys & your family made us feel like family and we know we'll be great friends forever... It was such a fabulous time and we are missing you both like crazy ~ see you this winter!!!
    Love & HUGS
    Donna

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    1. We sure enjoyed you folks and yes sissergurl we are now friends forever!!! We are lost without you Ralph and tiffs girl!!! Xo see you soon

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