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Canada/New England Cruise Part 3 ~ Beloved Boston

*If you missed ’em, check out Part 1 ~ Magnificent Maine & Part 2 ~ ♪ O Canada ♫.

Paul Revere Statue Boston (2)

After Canada, we had a day at sea before our last stop in the beautiful and proud city of Boston. A measly eight hours in this city is not nearly enough, and I long to visit again someday soon. It’s a gorgeous city with such a rich history that I have an insatiable need to thoroughly explore. *sigh* I’ll admit it, I’m in love with Boston. Continue reading

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Canada/New England Cruise Part 2 ~ ♪ O Canada ♪

*Check out Part 1 ~ Magnificent Maine if you missed it!

So, back to that big ol’ boat of old people. When the husband and I weren’t out exploring various cities, we were hittin’ dem clubz.

Ha. Who am I kidding?

We were reading.. like the nerds we are. Exploring is exhausting, yo.

I think I brought along a Harry Potter book, and the husband navigated the ship’s library through a sea of old people stumbling around and/or napping. Yes, napping. No lie.

Reading a Book On A Big Ol' Boat

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Canada/New England Cruise Part 1 ~ Magnificent Maine

Baltimore

Four years ago, the husband and I hopped on a plane in Cleveland Ohio, landed in Baltimore Maryland, changed clothes in the airport restroom, hailed a taxi, and then got married in Federal Hill Park overlooking the city… all by noon.

Best. Day. Ever.

Filled with pure adrenaline, nerves, and most likely caffeine and sugar.

I have never regretted eloping. Never.

Going to weddings now just reinforces how awesome our decision was for us to essentially “run away and get married”. Continue reading

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Wanderlust I Must ~ How He Sees

Canadian Pigeon In Autumn

I’m not gonna lie. I wish I could take credit for these images because I love them so much. But, the credit actually goes to my husband. Who knew you could make Canadian pigeons look so good!? He has a great eye for composition, and he has never hesitated to lie on the ground or whatnot to get the shot.

Serious Canadian Pigeon

These photos were made on a brisk October day in 2010 as the husband and I (as newlyweds!) wandered around the quaint town of Saint John, New Brunswick. We took a New England/Canada cruise for our honeymoon, and this was one of the first few times we used a DSLR. At the time, we both didn’t really know all the ins and outs of the camera. We used auto and program a lot. We tried flash and no flash. You won’t believe how many images we took of the same damn towel animal. :)

I kind of wish the husband would photograph more. Whether he knows it or not, he gives me inspiration and motivation when I am able to see how he sees. 

xo~ Frani

 

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Wanderlust I Must ~ Out To Sea

Sunset On The Atlantic

The sun is shining. The birds are chirping this morning. Birds, people! That means Spring is on its way, right!? *fingers crossed*

The above image was snapped on a cruise ship out on the Atlantic ocean in a somewhat chilly October. We were in the vicinity of making our way from St. John, New Brunswick to Halfiax, Novia Scotia, so we were somewhere off the coast of Canada and upper Maine.

On this particular evening, the husband and I are chilling in our cabin after our adventures exploring the city of St. John… resting before dinner the way you do when you’re on a cruise ship filled with a bunch of old people. (I’ll write more about that later, I promise.)

The captain of our vessel… I’d like this to sound more adventurous than us just lapping in luxury on a cruise ship so *ahem*… the captain of our vessel comes onto the intercom to inform us that he has spotted a whale in case any of us want to attempt a glimpse. I grab our camera, and we navigate our way up to the deck of the ship through the throngs of confused , old people.

We stand outside on the deck and search the deep blue water for signs of giant sea creatures.

We wait.

The ocean frightens and mesmerizes me all at the same time.

The husband and I are completely alone on the deck except for one random guy with a camera who stares at us and tells me to get my camera ready. Why is he talking!? He’s invading not our physical space but our mental and emotional space… our intimate space. That annoys me. And, I don’t like anyone, let alone strangers, telling me what to do.

I kind of glare/half smile at the random guy who is older than us but not as old as the old on our voyage.

Ah, the memories.

Needless to say, we miss seeing the whale but are left with a gorgeous view. We witness a beautiful sunset out on the open water in almost complete solitude.

Today, my happy place of wanderlust is reminiscent of this view… of this moment… but maybe minus the annoying guy, of course.

What’s your little daydream for the day?

xo~ Frani

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