Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Canada - The Anniversary Edition!

Technically, our anniversary isn't until October the 18th. Fourteen years :) But in Canada, this Monday was their Thanksgiving holiday. So Mike thought it would be a great idea for us to celebrate this past weekend instead since he had an extra day off work. Since he's been working on this project in Canada, I will admit it has been tough. We miss seeing him every night and are grateful for computer cameras :) I felt a little guilty about leaving the kids for two days to go up to see him. And he felt guilty about not coming home for the weekend. But we decided that this was something we both needed. Some time with each other!

So I caught a flight to Canada on Saturday morning. The first time I have EVER flown alone :)
He was waiting for me at the airport with a big smile. And then we got in the car and started driving. I caught on pretty quickly that something was up and we weren't just going back to his apartment to spend the weekend when the GPS said our destination was a little over two hours away.
What a beautiful drive! And we had beautiful weather all weekend!
And what a surprise to end up here at a resort on the lake in Muskoka, Canada!
The view was amazing! And there was so much to do and great food at the restaurants! We went to dinner the first night and then were able to go a one hour presentation on the night sky. It was so amazing to look through that giant telescope and see Jupiter, four of it's moons and the actual moon itself. We were at the perfect spot. The next day I took a yoga class while Mike went biking. Then we hiked, went kayaking and just relaxed! I really felt so relaxed and peaceful all day.

And here is a lake view of the resort from our kayak! Sunday we hiked some more and then it was time to head back to the Toronto airport. It was such a great weekend. One I will never forget! :)

16 comments:

  1. What beautiful pictures and I'm glad you two were able to celebrate a little early! Sometimes it's a GREAT thing to get away from the kids! :)

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  2. Wow, fantastic, what a lovely surprise. Looks like you had a great time. Becky x

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  3. Happy Anniversary! Looks like a beautiful trip and what a sweet surprise!

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  4. Such a gorgeous place!!
    Glad you had an awesome and restful time!!
    The resort looks so fabulous!!
    TFS
    We have been to Canada once very pretty country!!
    One day we want to go back and take Ellie.

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  5. Great pics! Looks like you had fun! :)

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  6. Wow! Gorgeous! Happy Anniversary - I'm so glad you got to have an awesome weekend :)

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  7. Happy Anniversary! It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!

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  8. Wow! What a guy! And what a fabulous location. So glad you got to get away and spend time together!

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  9. Wow - he's a keeper! Sounds like a great weekend. What a pretty time to be in Canada! Thanks for sharing the great photos! :)

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  10. Happy Anniversary! Looks like a fantastic getaway!

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  11. Your photos are stunning.
    I am so happy you enjoyed your stay up here in Ontario, Canada, I am from Ontario, but still far away from where you were.

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  12. Happy Anniversary! I love the photos...beautiful!

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  13. That last photo is breathtaking! Or maybe I should say, feels like you could breathe in fresh air from deep down : ) I don't know which, but wow, beautiful. I'm glad you got that much need time together. Happy Anniversary!

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  14. Happy Anniversary lovebirds!! you lucky girl, you! he's a keeper for sure! love that photo of the lake, Mary Jo! thanks for the love you left me :) *hugs*

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