Stunning San Fran

Yesterday morning started with a bit of a drive from Pacific Grove over to San Francisco, we enjoyed the beautiful roads and the wonderful ride of our Volvo :). As we got into the city, the Golden Gate Bridge came into view and it was so cool to drive on such an iconic landmark. We…

Big Sur-prises

Big Sur = Spectacular. That’s all I can really say. Chris and I have spent the last 48 hours driving some of the most beautiful coastline I’ve ever seen, with a quick stop in Solvang which was the cutest Danish town. We drove, we stopped, we hiked, we walked and we soaked in as much…

La-La Land

Sunday morning we packed up, picked up our car (a free upgraded beautiful SUV) and hit the road. Sun roof open, fresh breeze blowing we headed down to La Jolla to check out the beautiful rocky beaches and even picked out some Sea Lions hanging out in the surf at Children’s Beach. We also stopped…

California Dreaming

One of the top destinations on my bucket list has been to visit the beautiful state of California and drive the Pacific Coast Highway, taking in all the amazing sights. And this week, my dream has come through as Chris and I be taking a short but packed journey through Cali. As I write this,…

Miami Cruising

So some times, we “adults” just need a break. A group of 10 of our closest friends decided to venture to Miami for some fun and then headed on a Carnival Cruise of the Bahamas for a quick weekend getaway over the Easter break. So much fun was had by all of us (maybe too…

T-Dot Touchdown

So the last few days of vacay were spent wandering through the gorgeous city of Toronto. On our last trip to Canada we had done a lot of the “touristy” stuff like the CN tower and the museums, so this time we just wanted to walk around, indulge in all of the food we could…

At Home in Bowmanville

From Waterloo we drove East to Bowmanville, the home of Chris’ Aunt Penney and Uncle Wayne. On the way there we stopped for a quick apple picking session at a farm in Brampton – which was awesome! We left with a 20lb bag of apples and had tasted more varieties than I had in an…

Wandering Through Waterloo

So for the second part of our vacay, we get to spend some time in the lovely Waterloo/Kitchener area of Canada. This part of the trip is dual purpose: to help get John settled into the University of Waterloo, and to see our good friends the Lewis’. We have had a great time wandering through…

Oh Canada, Oh Canada!

So we finally made it to Canada. Chris and I have been planning for the past couple years to visit this beautiful country and see many of our friends and family who live here. So this is a multipurpose trip, the best of many worlds: bringing Chris’ brother John (the Barbados Scholar!) up to school…

Hakuna matata – Kenya Style

Kenya is awesome! Let’s first start with that. This was my favorite country on the trip and we are already planning on when we can come back. But let’s start at the beginning… We arrived in Kenya on Monday afternoon and Bill opened this leg the following morning. The one difference is that Monday night…