Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Toronto Girl out West goes on Vacation!!!!

That's right amigos! I'm going to be leaving you for a while for a much needed vacation. :o)

Now now . . . don't cry too much! I know you'll miss me (awwww . . .) but I promise to be back on the 8th of June!

If it sounds like it's a long-ish vacation, that's 'cause it is! And I couldn't be more thrilled!

What will I be doing you ask?

First, the fiance and I will be driving from our Rocky Mountain town to Vancouver (this will take about 10 hours) where we'll meet my mom. It's her first visit to Vancouver AND I haven't seen her since early last October. I'm looking forward to the reunion!!

Then we'll be checking into our swank hotel located near Stanley Park. Remember these views?


Well look for something similar again! :o)

And the whole purpose of my trip to Vancouver? To attend my Call to the Bar Ceremony. You see all of us new calls (new lawyers that is) dress up in our Barrister Gowns and are formally introduced to the practice of law. This is done by presenting us to a Justice of the Supreme Court and having us sign some really old and important books. lol

Want a preview of what I'll look like? Okay! I'll show you one of the graduation pictures I took while wearing said gown. Kind of like an English Barrister minus the wig:

Hahahaha! Yeah that's me rocking the wise lawyer look! :oP I think I got it down to a T in that picture!

After my call, I plan on going out to a wonderful restaurant to celebrate before tucking in for the night and heading to MEXICO!!!!!!!!!!! *Insert crazy Mariachi sound here*

The main reason for our trip is to check out wedding locales. Yup! A Destination Wedding for me! :o) Hence a good chunk of our time will be spent on the beaches of Tulum:

Picture borrowed from here!

I hope to get married on this tranquil stretch of beach hours away from the maddening crowds of Playa del Carmen and Cancun. In fact, I have several meetings set up with some wedding coordinators and hopefully by the time I get back we'll have the location more or less (hoping for more) sorted out.

You can also bet your bottom dollar that I plan on coming back with some amazing food pictures! It's no exaggeration to say that I've been dreaming about my wonderful Mexican eats for months now! lol

And I promise to try to get my exercise in although I don't think I'll be running miles in the hot Mexican sun. I will however do some yoga in this tropical destination! People travel from all over the world to practice yoga in Tulum and I'm not about to miss out! :o)

The fiance will just have to find something to do while we (mommy and me) work on our warrior two poses! lol

Before heading home from Mexico we'll also take a bit of a road trip to the colonial city of Merida, visit the ruins of Chichen-Itza, and finish off with one night in Cancun.

So there you have it! My plan for the next while. And the reason I'm going to be absent. I promise to be back with a vengeance and in fact I promise to come back with a lovely Mexican souvenir for a GIVEAWAY!!!

That way I can lure you all back to my blog! :oP

Hasta luego amigos!!!!

18 comments:

Jocelyn said...

First of all, You will be missed. Second of all, I hate you. Not the real hate, but the "I'm so extremely jealous of you" hate. Vancouver and Mexico sounds AMAZING! And look sexy. And a destination wedding!? You lucky dawg!
I like you lawyer picture. Please take more.

A Toronto girl out West said...

Jocelyn,

lol Yeah I think it will be a really awesome time! I'm crazy excited!!!!

And I promise to take lots of pictures. Including some of me rocking the lawyer gear! LOL :oP

Jenn said...

Have an amazing trip - and stay healthy! Though with beaches like that, how can you be anything but?

Julie said...

have fun!!!!!!!!!!

Marlene said...

Have a wonderful time! Can't wait to hear all about it.

Dreams2009 said...

Have Fun! Destination weddings are beautiful!

frenchfriestoflaxseeds said...

I totally think you should be rocking the wig too in that photo. They should bring that back. It would be awesome!

Have a great trip to Mexico :)

Krista said...

Soubds like a fabulous itinerary!!! Have fun!

Sharon said...

Oh wow, so much fun! fun fun!!!

Leah @ Simply Fabulous said...

Ah!! Have FUN!!!

Balance, Joy and Delicias! said...

have a great vacation!!! :)

Oh She Glows said...

Have a fabulous time!!!

josseatsfresh said...

wow...sounds like a dream!!

you're not at all worried about going to Mexico though? lol ( just a question..the media has scared me a little bit about travelling anywhere near Mexico..and I know cruise ships aren't travelling there again until mid summer)

but anyways have a fantastic time..be safe.

Andrea (Off Her Cork) said...

Oh my gosh what a vacation! Have a great time chickie and take lots of pics for us! :)

Lily on the Road said...

Sounds exciting! Have a great time!

Rosas Clan in Tulum said...

Hello there. It was really nice to meet you at Millamores in Tulum. I hope that you guys had a wonderful part of your vacation. Let me know if there is anything that I can do to help you with your wedding.

Mindy

biz319 said...

Congratulations!!! Have fun with your Mom and searching out wedding places.

My husband and I got married on the beach of Naples, Florida - perfect. My daughter, his son, my mom, his parents, that's it!

It was perfect - I am a low maintenance person, so a big wedding was never my plan.

Can't wait for the recap!

syed said...

Hi there,

I'd like to congratulate you on you're huge success.

Now, lets take things slowly. Marry me? ;)