Oh Canada!

Every time Will and I visit Maine I always say how much I want to go up to Canada, but for one reason or another we don't, usually because I forgot our passports. This time I made sure I had our passports in my purse before we left on our drive across the country back in November. So once we got up here we picked a day to travel up north. 

We had a little bit of a hiccup getting over the boarder, because I had never been to Canada before. So they asked us to go inside the building and asked us a couple of questions, then just told us to have a seat and it would just be a moment. Then they called up just Will and talked to him for a little bit, apparently a red flag came up with his name and asked if he had ever been in trouble, to which he said no, just some speeding tickets when he was younger. They asked him if he was sure, he said yes, and they just let us go (the US had no problem with us coming back in haha). It was one of the weirdest things, now we just need to find out why that red flag came up. 
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Will's aunt had the week off and was kind enough to indulge my Canadian fancies. We stopped off in the town of Saint George and just walked around looking at all the adorable little shops, and houses. As we were walking we found this delightful little gent, so of course we all took turns posing. 
We decided to venture further into Canada and ended up in Saint John's where we went to the farmers market for lunch. This one was almost as wonderful as the one we went to in Kansas City. It was very nice to be inside because it was quite cold outside that day. 
We came across this statue as we were checking out some of the local shops, and we took photo, which I think might just be my absolute favorite of Will haha. He got his bear hat while we were in Canada, it was only $5 and is pretty much the best purchase of the day. 

We had plans to head back to the mountain house on Thursday, but it is looking like another big snow storm is heading up our way. So we might be staying here a little longer, which is fine by us because we really love it up here. 

x's and o's


  1. I'm sure Alice LOVED taking you guys there, haha. Awesome that you get to stay a little longer!

  2. I really like your blog! I just started my own blog, blogging from Norway about vintage design and life in general. Right now we are on winter vacation at my parents. Would love it if you checked it out (besides, we both got husbands with long hair and beard ;) ).


  3. So jealous, I've always wanted to go to Canada! I was in Michigan a while back, and we could see Canada across the lake, and I wanted to go so bad! But like you said, i didn't have my passport haha. Maybe one day!


  4. My husband wants to take me to Canada for my birthday in April, and we're anxiously waiting for our marriage certificate to get back in the mail, because I have to change my driver's license and then get my passport. And my birthday is in April. So I really hope the passport doesn't take too long!
    This looks like such a fun trip! I love the pictures of all of you posing!

  5. How great - I´d love to see Canada one day as well but somehow I always end up in the States when I go that far from Sweden. One day though!

  6. I have relatives in Canada so was lucky enough to visit the state for two weeks once and fell in love!

    Have a fantastic week,

  7. Haha I have been thinking of going to Montreal even mentioned this to friend the other night. I went to Canada once when I was living on the west coast, but would love to go to the more French orientated cities here on the east coast too. Check out my post from yesterday. A Canadian find that is fun and oh so flirty!

    Ali of


  8. If you came up from the Maine border, it's likely you're in Saint John rather than St. John's. Bit confusing I know. :P Saint John is in New Brunswick and St. John's is in Newfoundland - right at the edge of the continent too! Though Saint John is pretty awesome as well. Glad you like our country! There's so much more to see. Canada really is quite marvellous. :)

    1. You are right it was Saint John and not St John. That is a bit confusing indeed hehe. Thanks for the heads up, I will fix it in my post.

  9. Sounds like such a fun trip. I love the first photo. The town looks so peaceful.

  10. How cool! I've always wanted to go to Canada! It looks so pretty and I hope to book a trip there soon :)


    Modern Buttercup

  11. I love the bear hat! I also love Will's embrace of that statue :)

  12. Oh amazing! We can never do that in Australia, drive into another country, it'd be so nice! If I went to Canada I'd just eat pancakes and maple syrup the whole time. :-)

    xx Penny http://thesefinedays.com/

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  15. I'm half and half Canadian/American and I've had the same issue with being red flagged... both directions!!! Clearly they can tell by how dangerous looking I am c; . My mum was just up in that area a couple months ago and loved it too. -Cait

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