There are so many beautiful places in this world and I appreciate the beautiful of all the places I have been to, whether it's Canada, Europe or the USA. Each area is unique in its own way and has so much to offer. I don't understand why people can't appreciate the beautiful of other places, especially the Canadian Rockies which is on the wish list of many people to visit. Anyway, it's too bad that some people know how to ruin a beautiful holiday and a beautiful honeymoon. Because of some stressful moments and having the feeling that we might be seeing too much in one day during the trip with my family we had to miss several spots in the Canadian Rockies that we had never seen before. Not very nice when you have to compromise things on your own honeymoon. Let it be a lesson, don't take your family on a honeymoon. But none the less, Michael and I enjoyed our honeymoon as much as we could. We still think the Canadian Rockies are awesome and so beautiful and we don't care what other people think!
Finally when we got back to Vancouver everything was so beautiful and great...???? How can Vancouver and its surrounding area impress you so much more when you just got back from the Canadian Rockies which did not impress you??? Seems a little strange, don't you think? Not that Vancouver is not nice, Vancouver is beautiful as well...but I think the Canadian Rockies are just more impressive. I don't get that part, but anyway...I'll think mine of it! And another part that bothered me is that some people can be so ungreatful after so much was paid for by other people and so much efforts have gone into making it a nice trip. I guess some people are just miserable and love to put down anything and everything. It seems like they enjoy it when they can put down others and the things that others enjoy...how can one be happy when you have to live like that. For me it's much better to be happy for someone else and for the things they have and the things they do. I would say "good for you"...you deserve it! And it's so much nicer to be happy about life and everything else...you only have one and it can change from one day to the other (my dad is a great example of that). Life is what you make of it! Michael and I sure are making the best of it everyday and every moment we have together! At least our wedding day was a perfect day and nobody can take that away from us. My mom had such a good time and enjoyed the Canadian Rockies very much. She loves Vancouver as well and loves to go to all the nice places in downtown and to Stanley Park and such places. Well, the time came very quickly again for my family to got to Belgium. It was sad to say goodbye to my mom and I would miss her so much again. But we can stay in touch via phone frequently thankfully and that helps a lot! I hope she'll be coming to see us again within the next year or 2...we'll see! I hope my brother and his family also had a great time seeing all the beautiful sights and I hope they enjoyed Canada a little bit. I tried to show them the most beautiful spots in this area as well as the most beautiful spots in the Canadian Rockies and as most of you probably know after reading all my stories here I can never get enough of this beautiful Canadian scenery! So, I hope they liked the places I showed them and I hope that they have some nice memories from this trip! I sure have some fantastic memories of this trip!
After my family left we went back to our usual routine and we both had to go back to work soon after. My mom and I still keep in touch at least once a week, and sometimes more than once a week. It’s always so good to talk to her and I really enjoy that hour we have to chat about everything and anything. In this part of the year not much has happened. There is one girl at my work that I really got along with so well, she lives in Maple Ridge, which is about a 20-30 minute drive from our place. She invited me one day in November to go to here place and go for a walk on the dikes in Maple Ridge and to see Pitt Lake. That was so much fun. We had lunch, we went for coffee and spent a great time talking about all sorts of things when we went to the dikes and Pitt Lake. She also lives in a really nice apartment with great views over the mountains. For the rest we had a great Christmas with Michael’s parents who made a great dinner. New Year was excellent as well and we were able to see the beautiful fireworks from their place with a wonderful view over the river.
Please visit my next post "My life in Canada (July 2005 - December 2005) for the rest of my story!