Skip to main content

The long over-due honeymoon in Canada: Part I

Finally, we had our long over-due honeymoon in Canada last weekend. It was a long extended weekend of fun, enjoyable and relaxing rare moment with Hubby. Yes, after one year of being married to each other, we finally had our [official] honeymoon at Nova Scotia, Canada.

Well, Hubby is a busy guy. He hardly had break from work. So, after our wedding at the lighthouse last 7th of July last year (2007), he went back to work the following day because he needed to. I was not complaining though. We already talked about it. We both wanted something really memorable for our honeymoon so we just decided to forego the “practice” for a later date to give way to our priorities.

And so, we left home Saturday (5th of July) late afternoon to begin our 600+ miles, 10 hours drive journey across the border. We didn’t go straight to our honeymoon venue because our reservation was not until Monday (7th of July) so instead we spent a night at Bangor (one of the biggest Cities of Maine about 200 miles from the Canadian boarder). I drove from home to Bangor for 5 hours giving me more hours on my driving practice and more reasons for Hubby to rant whenever I made mistakes every now and then. We stayed at Comfort Inn hotel for the night and started driving off to Calais, Maine which is just across the Canadian border and where we will be staying again for the night.

The Comfort Inn Hotel where we stayed on the first night.


We reached Calais about noontime and we looked for a place to stay for the night [again]. Being in a new and unfamiliar place we rely solely on our GPS which to our horror is not that reliable at all. We missed lots of turns and get confused on some important points of interest because apparently the GPS is not updated and the satellite is sending the wrong information on it. Oh well, you have to do what you have to do when you are faced with this kind of dilemma.

St. Croix Bay separating mainland USA and Canada (which are the islands just across the bay)

After 50 miles of driving in circles we accidentally saw this tattered-almost-barely-readable signage that says – cottages for rent. Instinct guided Hubby towards that long and winding dirt road. Great! Just want we need again, another mistake! But Hubby kept on going with his what-the-heck attitude intact and I kept my usual flair in the same manner too. And out of the nowhere, a lush and amazing landscape unfolded before our eyes. We found ourselves at Birch Point right at the Cobscook Bay Cottages at Perry, Maine.

Cobscook Bay, the amazing view from our Seawall Cottage

The Seawall Cottage, where we stayed for the night.

The Hammock... I didn't get the chance to lie on.

The seawall at Cobscook Bay

The place was amazing. It was perfect for honeymooners. It was perfect for us. It was just perfect. Too bad, we already had a reservation at Nova Scotia otherwise we would have stayed there and enjoyed the sight, the sound and the serenity of the place. The place was indeed beyond our expectation. It was secluded and it was a nice getaway from the real world. The host welcomed us with warmth reception and utmost hospitality. Though, the cottages are for week-long renting only, the host let us stayed there for a night at a really great deal. We had a really good night sleep and woke up to a cool foggy Sunday morning by the sweet chirping sound of the birds. We left the place after breakfast and head on to Milltown Blvd. where we crossed the US-Canada Border.

The lighthouse at St. Croix Bay in Calais, Maine


The US-Canada Border of Maine, USA and New Brunswick, Canada.


And from there, we continued with the other half of our 600+ miles journey across the border and off we went to the next level of our honeymoon across the border.

Comments

maris said…
how i wish i can go here!
FRANCINE said…
got you tagged here sis

http://www.macheriefrancine.com/?p=1158
Len said…
Awwww...nice place to visit! Glad to hear you had a nice time on your honeymoon, Ruthi!
nice said…
awesome places...love the hammock,,ocean ocean alright,i miss it alot...
I'm going to ditto the people above and say "awe... how nice!"

Hehehe. That is really so sweet going on a honeymoon like that and just enjoying each other's company.

Popular posts from this blog

Technical Support to Operate… our Husbands

Last night Hubby and I had a little LQ over a TV show and a back-scratching-com-rubbing errand that I used to do while we are watching TV. You see it has become his habit to ask me scratch and rub his back while watching TV. And yes, I ask him the same thing too. Why not, we have a saying… scratch my back and I’ll scratch yours, right? But last night he was complaining that his back hurts because he worked all day on the roof and he asked me to rub his back. I said no. Then, towards the middle of the TV program, my back itched and I asked him to scratch my back and he said no too. So I decided to sleep in the other bedroom last night. But he kept bugging me 3 times and asking me to move back to our bedroom because he said he can’t sleep without me by his side. I was surprised, because he would sometimes bitch about my snoring. He said it’s too loud he cannot sleep despite the fact that he too snores like hell [and I had it on video to prove my point].

Anyway, I didn’t want to rub his …

one year and we'll be counting

We did it. We made it. We passed it. A year of monotonously tedious ups and downs… a year of ostensibly constant struggle… a year of seemingly endless adjustment… a year of cyclically countless kisses and make ups… we are still standing strong – forgiving and forgetting each other’s shortcomings… accepting and recognizing each other’s flaws… tolerant and patient with each other’s imperfections.

And just like any normal married couple... here we are… after all the woozy marital roller coaster ride we did pass the test of time with flying colors. Here we are… after all the “I-give-up” and the “I-can’t-do-it-no-more” and the “that’s-it-I'm-done”, we still didn’t let go and kept holding on. Here we are... after all the innumerable hurts and pains we caused each other due to our own shallowness and pride, our love for each other remains stronger.

And so here we are. After all, we still have what it takes to be a couple... a couple with so much reasons to celebrate... a couple with so mu…

Panunuyo: American Version

Panunuyo is a Filipino tradition associated with courtship. There are lots of Filipino courtship traditions that are now neglected or taking a back seat in modern Pinoy romantic relationship. Gone are the days of the "harana" (serenade) because young couples nowadays have videoke to boost their relationship. But I am proud to say that I experienced "harana" when I was younger. I am not that old, okay. It was not that long ago actually. And it just so happened that in my province it was still being practiced "that" time. Anyway, I may be a Filipina at heart and a hopeless romantic that is why when I committed myself to this American guy, I had to convince myself that my being a hopeless romantic has to take back seat too.

When my Mike came to the Philippines to visit me, I was only hoping that he will like me and that the feeling will be mutual. I was just hoping that he would pop the question so that I could take the last train ride without looking back. A…