Road Trip Observations

Parliament of Canada

Inside the Parliament Building

Chicago Skyline

Here are some more of our road trip photos!  After Niagara Falls, we didn’t really take too many pictures.  At that point, we were just trying to get home, so we didn’t think to take out the camera.  But I do have some observations about travelling through Ontario and parts of the north United States.

  1.  Ontario announces itself a lot
    Especially on the trans-Canada highway, it seemed like every 5km or so, there was a sign that said “Ontario”.  I found this particularily interesting because there was a trip I took with some friends when I was younger where we were SURE that we were in Alberta, and we were PISSED because Alberta didn’t welcome us.  Then, it turned out we were still in Saskatchewan.  If Saskatchewan had the thing where they announced where we were every so often, we wouldn’t have been so mad haha
  2. Americans talk on their phones while driving, A LOT
    It was actually pretty ridiculous.  When we were driving around Chicago, there were giant signs that said how many people had DIED that year in that one state from texting and driving.  And the number was REALLY HIGH.  Get off your phones!! Come on!  It was like 500 or something people, and it was July.  Like seriously? Get off your phones.  Whatever you have to say is not that important, I promise.  I kNOW that it’s illegal there to text and drive, too.
  3. Motorcyclists don’t wear helmets in the states
    I don’t think I saw a single motorcyclist in the states wearing a helmet.  I’m pretty sure it’s illegal to do that here, so it was really weird for me to see that.  And they still drove really recklessly, too.  It was pretty scary tbh.

xoxo,
Alysa

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Road Trip: Niagara Falls

At the end of last month, we went on our first family road trip!  It was a lot of fun, and we got to see some of the parts of Canada (and the U.S.) that we hadn’t seen as a couple before.  One of the places we went was Niagara Falls!  I had been there before, years ago, and it was my husband’s first time there!

Here are a few of the pictures we took while we were there:

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls

xoxo,
Alysa

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Ontario Road Trip

We just got back last Sunday from a whirlwind road trip of Ontario (with a little bit of the states thrown in there).  We decided to head East this year because as a couple we’ve only ever travelled West before.  We thought it might be fun to go East this time!  The other draw for us is that my sister lives in Toronto, and an Aunt and Uncle plus a really good friend who live in the GTA, so we wanted to visit them all!  Plus, Andrew had never been to Ottawa or Niagara Falls before, so we definitely wanted to check those out.

I don’t know if it’s because it was such a short trip, or because we had a baby with us, but I feel like we didn’t take very many pictures, and that makes me kind of sad.

Here are some of the photos we got along the way there:

ontari-ari-o!

night danger

Funny story. We saw this sign a LOT. And for the longest time, I tried to get a picture of it, but my phone couldn’t open fast enough and it would be gone.  For this picture, we saw it coming and Andrew slowed down so much that we actually stopped… and I STILL missed it!! haha so he had to back up so I could get out and take this picture.  Good thing there was no one else on the road just then 😉

ontario

ontario

family road trip

lake superior

We were able to stop and dip our toes in Lake Superior.  We thought we might be able to do this with the other Great Lakes, too, but it didn’t work out.

lake superior

lake superior

 

xoxo,
Alysa

 

 

 

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Alysagram: PT Cruisin’

1. The first day of our Alberta Road Trip!! 🙂
2. My husband picked me some flowers at a rest stop along the way!
3. This was the pattern on a skirt I saw at Simon’s.. unfortunately, they only had one left and it was an extra small 🙁
4. The #coloursofcanada 😉
5. On the way from Edmonton to Calgary!
6. At a toy store
7. We went to Telus Spark in Calgary, and I played architect and built this.
8. Ready for the wedding
9. <3
10. My new ring!

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Have a great weekend <3
xoxo,
Alysa

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Road Trip Style: Moose Jaw!!

Moose Jaw Baby!

Moose Jaw Baby!

Moose Jaw Baby!

Outfit Info:
Dress: Paramix
Yoga pants: Lulu Lemon
Shoes: Joe Fresh
Sunnies: a shop on Osborne

So to celebrate Canada Day long weekend, my husband and I (and our friend, Riley) decided to take off and go one province over to Moose Jaw in Saskatchewan!  It was awesome to be able to get away for the weekend, especially after a busy week of studying.  The drive was 7 hours, so I definitely wanted to be comfortable for that.  Yoga pants were perfect for a 7 hour drive, and the dress was cool enough for a definite lack of air conditioning!!

Can’t wait to show you more 🙂

xoxo,
Alysa

PS: I HAVE AMAZING NEWS! I just got my final grade for statistics, and I PASSED! I never have to do it again and I could not be happier! 🙂

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