stressed the past couple of months in last minute wedding planning. And it was lovely to reconnect with our Cadelina family members.
strolled along the English Bay. A., Mom, & I definitely made the most of the city, visiting pretty much every nook & cranny by foot, bus, train and ferry. We stayed in downtown Vancouver and ventured to the north, south, east, and west, including Gastown and Yaletown. The best part was the fresh!fresh!fresh! seafood! I tasted my share of oysters and loved them all . . . as well as kicking off my birthday month with cousin J. who shares my same birth date. Happy birthday, J.
We were serious about moving to Seattle some years ago and had even started connecting with a realtor to look at homes while I connected with others to scope out job opportunities. A. wasn't ready then what with wanting to be involved in our nieces' and nephews' lives. As they get older, they're moving on . . . and we just can't imagine continuing with our fast paced lives in Jersey. There's something about living outside of the NJ/NY metropolis. A much more mellow way of being? People are genuinely more pleasant, not pretentious. As for diversity, it's not a big deal out there . . . extremely diverse but not enclave-ish. More pluralistic. So hopefully once our adoption has been finalized, we'll be able to seriously think about a move to Seattle, which is some years down the road yet . . .