Friday, July 3, 2009


Last week, for our anniversary we took a 3-day trip to Montreal. Since Scott was born in Montreal and my heritage is French Canadian, it made sense. We had such a great time, that we are planning a similar mini-vacation in the fall. I can't say enough about the friendly people and relaxing atmosphere. The chuches were amazing for their art and architecture. The food was great and the weather turned out perfect. All in all, a really wonderful anniversary. I highly recommend it

Iroquois at Place D'Armes

We thought we had left the natives back at home :o)

A rose by any other name...

Carriage Ride

What a cute couple! Oh wait - that's us

Notre Dame Basilica
The choir started singing as we walked in. Breathtaking!

Second Chapel at Notre Dame Basilica

Statue of The Crucifiction


Scott and Fish

Colorful Lady

Funky Bus

Busker playing great jazz as we strolled the streets of old Montreal. Perfect!

Olympic Village
We went straight to the top!

Stunning view but I did find it a little scary!

St. Joseph's Oratory
Exploring Canada's largest church was
fascinating and full of surprises.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Our own Backyard

We were so happy this little guy stopped in to visit this past weekend on more than one occasion.
So much beauty in our own backyard.

Another Day at the Beach

We spent another glorious day at the beach with our youngest son, Ricky.
I just can't get enough of this place!

Father and Son



Walk softly and carry a big stick!
Always a heart left for us ♥

Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Day at the Beach

One of my most favorite places in the world to go is Sandbanks Provincial Park but always referred to by us as Picton beach. As much as I could, when my sons were growing up, we would head to the beach for the day. Sun, sand, piggy-back fights in the water and a peaceful ride home as they slept in the back seat all slightly sun-burned but feeling very content. Great memories.
Now that they are grown and in college (and probably not wanting to spend a day at the beach with Mom and Dad), we hope to make new memories there with just the two of us.
Today was a great day. Windy and clear, it was a perfect day to stroll the beach to see what the tide had left from the winter. Surprisingly, the beach was pretty vacant for the first sunny weekend of spring, so we had it mostly to ourselves to stroll and and enjoy a wonderful day!

entrance to the park

erosion fences still up

bird carcass

millions of shells

yet another heart message, hmmm...

Hope your Easter weekend is as good as ours!
Happy Easter!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Sunny Good Friday in Prescott

Checking out our backyard again today, we managed to stumble through Gananoque and landed in the beautiful town of Prescott. Who knew?
Prescott is the owner of a rich history dating back hundreds of years. Noted places of interest are Fort Wellington National Historic Site and the Battle of the Windmill. It is a very picturesque town with lots to see on a sunny spring afternoon. We plan to visit again this summer.
Here are a few pics from our lovely day:

Windmill Lighthouse

A little more artsy pic.

Soldier standing guard.

Scott viewing the map and history

Pilings and Steamship

More pilings...

and more pilings...sorry :o} Ogdensburg, N.Y is behind the pilings.

Pretty lighthouse

Another view