September is coming to an end and it has been a very fun month. Arlynna and I went back up to Canada to watch our friends Ryan and Rebecca get married. It was an incredibly nice ceremony. After getting the invitation a few months before we planned to get up there a few days before the wedding to do some exploring/site seeing.
The wedding was Saturday September 16th so we decided to fly up Tuesday the 12th. We had a small string of bad luck the day we flew out. Our flight was to depart at 10am so Arlynna and I planned to be at the airport by at least 8am. We left Riverside (about 50 ish miles from LAX) at roughly 6:30am. Of course Southern California being Southern California there was traffic which was expected except there was traffic the entire way there. When I mean the entire way. I mean we got there at 9:45 and missed our flight. Yup. We left 3+hours early and still missed our flight. I was pretty upset. I really like being on time for things so when something like this happens I get really frustrated but thankfully Arlynna was there to calm me down and be more positive about the whole situation. It was out of my control so there was no point in being mad. Plus the lady at check in got us on the next available flight for free at 1pm. A bit later but hey we are gonna get there.
Killing time on the plane.
AND HERE WE ARE
We had landed around 6. After getting through customs, taking a shuttle to enterprise, waiting for the rental, etc it was around 8:30pm. So we decided to just get some ramen at G men and call it a night.
The following morning we were up bright and early to meet up with Mark, Allan, and Nidia for some adventuring and breakfast.
We took Sea to Sky up to Squamish for some breakfast.
We ended up at this place Mark really enjoys called Fergies. The breakfast was incredible. Arlynna and I shared french toast and boy howdy was it something. What was really cool was this place was tucked away a little off the highway right next to a nice river that was filled with Salmon. We saw a decent amount jumping out of the water which was really freakin cool to see!
Might be a little difficult to see the fish cause my phone really didn’t want to focus on the water.
This followed with us piling in Marks truck and heading up a cool rocky trail. We thought we were heading up a trail that would lead to an old mining shaft but got the trails mixed up. Either way the scenery was incredible. Anything is fun with great company too.
Some pictures from where we pulled off.
There really wasn’t room for us to turn around. Mark kind of had to make his own path. Worked out perfect in the end!
After turning around we made our way back down the trail. A little ways down we stopeed to hang out next to the river and relax.
I was feeling adventurous and was going from rock to rock when one thing led to another and…………….
I fell in the river…..
I don’t know how or what happened. All I remember is I was in the river and I freaked for a second thinking I could get taken down and hit a rock as well as damn it my phones in my pocket. I quickly got out and on to this rock, pulled out my phone, and turned it off. Went pretty smoothly so I wasn’t too nervous. I was worried seeing as it was Arlynna and I’s only phone since Verizon would have charged her a fortune to use her phone across the border. I left it alone for the day and put it in rice as soon as we got back into town and left it in there for the night. The next morning I go to turn it on and BOOM as if nothing ever happend. I was SO reliefed to not have to buy a new phone while we were up there. Despite hurting my foot and almost breaking my phone. All I could do was laugh in the moment and enjoy where we were.
Thursday Alrynna and I got up and started packing our stuff back up cause now it was time for us to head over to Kelowna for the weekend and for the wedding!
Before leaving we went for breakfast at Honeys which is never a dissapointment.
We didn’t only have donuts. We also got breakfast sandwiches that weren’t on the table yet haha
After that delicious breakfast we headed for Lynn Park in West Vancouver. We had been here once before on our trip a few years ago and it was so pretty but it was raining and getting dark so we couldn’t explore much. This time it was nice and sunny but a bit crowded. We still made the best of it!
After roaming around and soaking in all the amazing scenery it was time to hit the road and make our way to Kelowna.
Stopped for Triple-O’s about an hour or so down the road which I was dying to be reunited with. I was too excited and forgot to stop and take pictures……. For those who don’t know. Triple-O’s is simply a fast food chain that is typically attatched to gas stations. I tried it the last time we were up there and fell in love with their Chicken Strips. I know it sounds silly but they are so freakin good. I don’t want to admit to how many I had within a one week spand….
About another hour ish later we had made it to the summit of the COQ. At the summit there is a rest stop that has a food truck there from time to time. I had to use the restroom as well as wanted to stretch so we pulled off.
That’s where I met George. This big adorable loving pup.
Got some other nice pictures with my beautiful Arlynna.
Got a cup of coffee to enjoy with my extra Honeys donuts I got and it was back on the road.
We got in to Kelowna around 7pm. Met up with Ryan, Dom, Kristian, Kaylin, and Amanda. Had dinner at this all you can eat buffet and just hung out. It was really nice to sit and relax with everyone.
Friday morning we all met up for Breakfast at the Jammery. Luckily our airbnb was literally 1 mile away. On this drive we discovered this cute pig down the street hahah
After breakfast we went back to the airbnb to relax cause I wasn’t feeling to good. I thought it was allergies at first but then I came to realize it was a cold. So we got me some medicine and…….
DUNKAROOS!! I’m not sure if any of you had these as a kid but I did and I was obsessed with them. Sadly they no longer sell them here but they sure as hell do in Canada!
Later that evening Derek text me saying he had finally made it to town and wanted to meet up for dinner. I very much wanted to see Derek because I hadn’t seen him in like 2 years I happily got my lazy ass up and headed in to town for some Cactus Club where our waitress might have honestly admitted to doing cocaine in order to keep up with how busy it was. After the look on our faces she tried to jokingly play it off but seemed a bit awkward about it. People are crazy….
Now comes THE BIG DAY!! The wedding.
The weather was perfect and the venue was amazing. Despite there being fires just a few cities over it seemed like the weather cleared up perfectly just for them. It was a beautiful ceremony.
Arlynna and I were so honored that Ryan and Rebecca had invited us even though there was a big chance we wouldn’t be able to make it seeing as we live across a border and down and a few states. So happy we were able to make our way up there for such a significant event in their lives.
All around the venue were beautiful photo oppurtunities.
Arlynna and I being silly at the reception.
These adorable labels they had made for the wedding! There was one of Bobbi aslo but they were all scatered between the tables.
The reception was amazing, the food was delicious, and the weather was perfect. Definitely a great day and a great wedding. So happy for the two of you and wish you nothing but the best.
Sunday Arlynna, Derek, Christie, and I met up for the Jammery one last time. After a good hour wait we were sat, damn near inhaled our plates, and left to go meet with everyone at Ryans house.
From there we went up to a Winery so they could do some tasting and we could do some site seeing.
Even though it was getting a little gloomy and ashy from the local fires. It was still a gorgeous view.
Arlynna’s words to live by.
Kristian and I having fun with these binoculars.
After this we went and hit RIB fest in down town where we enjoyed a delicous pulled pork sandwich and fresh cinnamon donuts. Needless to say we were full after. hahaha
We were lucky enough to stop by Ryan and Rebeccas house that night to talk for a bit before they started their honeymoon. Also got to see the pups!
Monday was sadly our last day. We met up with Ryan and Rebecca right before for breakfast sandwiches. Talked a little about the honeymoon and how we’d being seeing them in a week at Disneyland haha.
Time to hit the COQ again. This drive will NEVER get old. It started raining as we were heading up but that just made for even more beautiful view.
We missed the Coquihalla sign on the way in so we made sure to stop on the way back to take some pictures with it hahaha.
Then the sky started to clear up after getting to the base of the mountain.
We finally got back in to the Vancouver area and were starving. Surprisingly we found out that there is a pepper lunch in Richmond just miles from the airport!
Having had bad timing with our flight to Canada we decided to take no chances and get to the airport extra early. Our flight out was at 8pm so we got there at 5 to be safe. Closer to 8 a lady came and told us our flight was being delayed about an hour and a half…. What are the odds, right?
Feeling a bit tired I decided to get something to make the trip feel 100% complete.
Ended the stay with a nice (not really) cup of Tims. For that full Canadian experience.
Such an amazing trip. It’s always hard to leave that place.
Arlynna had the Tuesday off when we got back so I decided to take an extra day so we could relax and do some California things. Which of course means Disneyland.
This year California Adventure decorated Cars Land and it was so cool!! It was pretty packed so I couldn’t get pictures of a few things but we’ll be back in a week so I’ll get those pictures then.
The detail of everything is so amazing. The distributor caps with spark plug wires as spiders and orange gas tanks as pumpkins. So clever!! Disney never disappoints.
Now officially back to reality. Came to work Wednesday to a few parts on my desk.
Oil tree stud to go to my Earls block adapter and otaku garage IACV adapter seeing as R33 and R34 rb25’s are different.
Super straight forward stuff to install.
Ryan text me on Friday saying him and Rebecca would be driving in to town later Saturday and that they wanted us to meet up with them for Disney on Sunday. It was a little warm and busy but we made the best of it!
McQueen all done up in his Super Hero costume
and lastly are some pictures that Nathan at hellogo.net sent me from when he visited and when the car last ran.
That’s every thing for now! Thank for taking the time to look through all this! Heading to Chicago in about two weeks and will definitely have a lot to post about from that! See everyone later.