Sunday, August 03, 2008

back from vacation

ok so i was away on vacation and that's why it's been a long time since i posted. i've been back for a week but it was just so hard to get back into the everyday beat of things AND it was super busy at the office.

We spent a week at a cottage in Cap Pele, NB. we were 200 feet from the ocean, it was great! Although we did really get great sunny weather the whole week, most days it would rain at least once during the day or if was really cloudy and cool (that didn't stop us from going down to the beach and play in the sand). We did however get 1 1/2 days of sunny, hot weather.

We left on friday night after work and slept in Riviere-du-Loup. Saturday, we had to meet up with the ex in St-Leonard, NB to pick up Emilie. Then we drove to Fredericton, spent a few hours at my mom's and Gerard's house. Gerard made really yummy roasted chicken on the BBQ and strawberry shortcakes for desert! yummmmm............ We got to meet Gerard's boys and their wife (son)/girlfriend. It was a good coincidence because Ghislain and Fiona live in Halifax and they just happened to come down for a last minute visit. Yves and Chantal live in the same neighbourhood. It's a small world i went to high school with the boys. Ghislain was 1 year below me and Yves was in my sister's grade. So after supper we drove to Cap Pele, about a 2 1/2 hour drive. The cottage was nice and cozy. it had 3 bedrooms so we each had our own (the boys shared theirs).

on a side note, can i just say thank goodness for portable DVD players. i don't know how are parents ever traveled when we were young.

Since the weather wasn't that nice we had daily outings; we went to Moncton and spent a day at Crystal Palace (indoor amusement park) and Chapters. We did a day at Moncton's Magnetic Hill Zoo, we went in to Shediac almost on a daily basis. We also went to Hopewell Rocks which is between Moncton and Saint-John. And of course on the day it was really nice we went to Parlee beach in Shediac. On Friday my mom and Gerard spent the day at the cottage with us and stayed overnight on the pull out couch, we left the next morning to come back to MTL. We dropped Emilie off in QC city and got home at 9h30 or 10, i don't remember.

Can i just say Cap Pele is a really nice little town, we'd love to own a cottage/small house with an ocean view there as a future retirement place.

I really got to enjoy some "good" alone time with Brady. Every morning he would wake up at about 6 - 6h30 and since the cottage he would've woken everybody up so me and him would go down for a walk on the beach. i brought my camera a few times and Brady and I took some pictures. My favorite picture of him is one that i took one of those mornings. Can i just tell you he took some really decent, even nice, pictures for a 3 1/2 year old!
Here are some pics from the trip:

ok, i keep getting an error so i'll post some pics tomorrow.


Claude said...

Sounds like you had fun, I'm tired just reading this!

Mélanie Blackburn said...

So glad you are back and had fun. I missed you! :)