Anniversary Plans

2 days ago was our anniversary. We realized earlier in the year that it was our 15th and we decided at the time to do something interesting since we normally don’t do too much to celebrate. It turned out there was a concert in town by our favourite artist, so it was settled. Dinner, concert, and a hotel for the night.

Then COVID changed our plans. As the day approached, we didn’t really make new plans and sort of decided to not really do much other than make a nice  dinner.

Then the kids latched on to an idea. Amy lead the charge, and designed a menu for the day and declared that her and Elliot would make all of our meals for the day. What sweet kids. Breakfast was yummy, lunch was really good, but dinner was tops. They setup a table for two, created a menu complete with three courses, lit candles, served us, and cleared after us. The kids ate in the kitchen while Sue and I ate in the dining room. We even got dressed up for the occasion.

My heart was bursting with love from these two. They certainly didn’t have to do any of this, but the fact that they wanted to do something for our anniversary was very special. In fact, this was one of the best anniversaries that I can remember.

My 2018 #bestnine. Mountain biking, family, and pets. That sounds about right. I feel like 2018 has been a bumpy ride in our household, but we are over the hump and ending the year on a good note.
Some highlights this year include a Gran Fondo with Sue, Island Cup Enduro races, anniversaries, birthdays, road trips, and kids. Lowlights include losing my job, and the passion of Aphro.
In case you are wondering about the blank spot, I’m pretty sure that is a video.
#bestnine2018 #mountainbiking #cycling #granfondo #anniversary #heartthedawg #roadtrip #sunrise

Point Needed

Back on May 1, Sue and I rode in the MEC 100KM ride.

It was a gorgeous day, and the ride itself went smooth. We started a Sea Cider, went North through Sidney, around the peninsula all the way to downtown, along the water, then back out to Sea Cider for some food and cider samples.


The ride itself was just the appetizer on the day. The day before was our anniversary, so I booked us into Point No Point. After getting home, having a shower, loading the car, we headed out on a drive. We managed to get there in time to settle into the room, then head out for dinner.

The view from our deck
The view from our deck

After dinner a nice soak in the hot tub, and a relaxing nights sleep listening to the waves from the ocean.


The next day we took a stroll on the trails after having some breakfast, and took time to recreate a photo we took over ten years previous.






The getaway was very relaxing and just what I needed.