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Saturday, June 1, 2013

Abbreviated version of the road trip up to Canada ; ).... Calif.,Oregon, Washington .Part 1

I was excited to take our road trip up the coast to Canada .Paul had promised Me Tea at the Fairmont Empress for loosing over 100 lbs.  

There were beautiful quaint towns.

Lots of swift rivers to cross.

Quiet streams to enjoy.

Magnificent mountains and 

forest for us to love.

Parks and flowers that grew bigger than at home in Rancho Cucamonga.

Tons of all kinds of bridges.

 Dark green everywhere.

Masterful churches.

Lots of Cottowood trees.



and these all the way up the roads.

Breathing deep the good air.

Making eachother laugh

all through the miles of long pretty roads,what  fun.

Unexpected stops.

The ocean,Paul's favorite.

The forest,My favorite.

Magical  places We found  together.

Our destination....at last, The Empress. Dinner in our room upon arrival.Tired but so happy.

Such a nice porter to take our photo.

Next day,Tea at the Empress.......

Yes, a lovely reward.

 Next blog will be part two,Our road trip back down.More magical finds with Paul.


doodles n daydreams said...

You're looking great Denise.
And so are your photo's. Looking forward to seeing the return journey.
What a great reward for all your efforts.


AdaiPaula said...

So i follow u ;) can u do the same?


Southhamsdarling said...

Yes, I agree Denise, you are looking wonderful! What awesome photos for us to look at today. So much variety. I just love the mountains, because we just don't see those over here. Loved the Churches as well, but what a wonderful trip you both had. That looks like a very scrummy Afternoon Tea you had there.
Thank you so much for popping over to my place, and I see we do have things in common indeed. I adore my little caravan, and have been up there in it today. So exciting. I think it will probably just stay in the garden, but the little ones will definitely be having sleepover s in it now that the Summer is here. Take care.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Sweet Denise,

Joy. Pure joy - you saw everything: the ocean, the forest, the green hillsides, architecture, flowers....and a real tea house!!!!! And all of this with the man you love. It is heaven on earth. You look BEAUTIFUL! And you must feel like pure gold. THANK YOU for coming to visit my little castle and cottage. We love what we have built TOGETHER.

Looking forward to part TWO!!! Anita

Stephanie said...

You are so beautiful! Thank you for sharing your photos - those mountains are magnificent!

Love and hugs,

Kristin said...

Love the pinky! Looks like a GORGEOUS trip - and beautiful photos to prove it.
SO happy to have you playing along with the SOC again this year Denise! xoxo

Denise said...

You are very lovely my friend.

Anonymous said...

Hi Denise! What a dream of a trip you are enjoying here! Enough inspiration to decidedly write a book about! Lovely photos - trying not to be green with envy . . .

As to my homeschooling - yes - I taught classes for homeschool families in my home - I mentor homeschool families and am currently on sabbatical - some career fine tuning ahead and new opportunities as the Lord smooths the paths . . .


Never Forsaken said...

How wonderful to see so many magnificent sights, both God-made and man-made!
You look lovely!

~God bless~ Lisa

Simply Shelley said...

Oh my,what a great reward....the pictures are amazing,I can't imagine seeing all that in real life! You deserved every bit of that trip...looks like it was a very special time for the both of you,and you are beautiful sweet friend,but then you always have been.....blessings

Terri said...

Hello Denise,
This looks like it was a fabulous trip! The pictures look amazing. Every where beauty! Lucky you : )
I am glad you had such a fine reward! Your tea time looks delicious!

Beth said...

Denise, You look fabulous! So happy that this dream came true for you. You deserve it!

One of my favourite songs that makes me realise God’s always around. — Dancing with God, Verse 1: You dance over me While I am unaware, You sing all around But I never hear the sound, Chorus: Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You Lord, I’m amazed by You How You love me Verse 2: You paint the moring sky With miracles in mind, My hope will always stand, For You hold me in Your hand.