After traveling to Mexico and spending all that money on a passport, I thought what a waste to only use it once. My sister and I concocted a plan to go visit our mutual blog friend, Camille from "Flowers in His Garden". Jackie from "Homestead Wannabees", contacted Camille and asked if we could come up to Canada and visit! She was thrilled and said yes. The next thing we know our other mutual blog friend, Jenn from "Wanting What I Have" said she could fly in from Georgia!!! Our hearts were amazed at what God was doing! We started saving every penny of our mad money and made this trip a reality this August. It still feels like a dream, that I, scaredy-cat, Stacie travelled to two countries in one year!
Here are some memories of our amazing trip! Let's see if I can beat my other blog friends! LOL! I guarantee you their pictures will be better. They are gifted photographers while I am not.
We stopped at the Aplets and Cotlets factory in Cashmere, Washington. Didn't get a tour because of a bus tour that was going on.
Almost to the Canadian Border! At least they had beautiful gardens to look at while were were waiting in line.
Camille's house was just a few minutes away from the Canadian Border so it was pretty easy to get too. We both didn't feel like upgrading our cell phone plans so we had no GPS or cell service. It was good for us!
Here we are all together. from left to right: Me, Jackie, Jenn and Camille in front of Camille's lovely house! We were all so excited to meet one another! It was crazy to be seeing each other face to face and hear one another's accents. Jenn with her southern accent, Camille with her Canadian, and apparently we had accents to them! Jenn and I kept looking at each other and saying, "I can't believe this is happening!" We all started blogging around the same time which was in 2008 I believe. We have followed each other's lives via blog. We have all had many ups and downs in these past years and have loved, supported, and prayed for each other and their families.
Here is a view of the pier lit up in Surrey, Canada.
Loved this Bible verse etched into the pier. John 6:37. The sky just glowed that evening!
Camille treated us to Gellato (sp? my spell checker decided to quit working). I had never had it! The flavor I chose was Baklava. It was amazing!
The next day we took a trip into the big city of Vancouver, B.C. City life is NOT my idea of a good time, but Camille showed us many beautiful sights that were special to her and by the end of the tour I could truly appreciate the beauty of this large city.
A view from Canada Place in Vancouver.
I will post more pics later, but this is a good start!