the riverboat cruise.
the shearwater river cruise will always have a piece of my heart. here is an outline of its important role in my life:
in 2009: *g* and i had been friends for a few months, but had been dating for less than one. wanting to experience something different together, we thought that a few hours on a boat would be perfect. it was, and a new tradition began that very night.
in 2010: that summer we were married and moved away, so unfortunately we missed it that year.
in 2011: having moved back to the province, we happily made our second trip down the river! it was magical, and it made us feel like we were home again.
in 2012: our city purchased a showboat from las vegas, and the cruise itself was transformed. the boat was given a new name; the prairie lily. this time, we brought my parents along and made a double date out of it. it was a night that i will never forget! (we also promised one another to take my baba on the boat the following year.)
in 2013: my baba had her heart attack in may, and for the next four months her health deteriorated. we never did get her aboard the prairie lily, but she did watch it from her hospital window and would often talk about it with my mum. so this year, and once again, it was just *g* and i. i do love these nights with him, and i hope that we continue doing this every summer.
above is a photo of the mendel art gallery and conservatory. because we live quite close to the river, we often walk to the gallery and in and around this amazing area. life can be so beautiful. :-)
have a wonderful weekend, everyone! happy thanksgiving to all of my fellow canadians.