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"