I always procrastinate on a huge project, especially if it doesn’t have a designated deadline. Like say, my vacation wrap-up and post photos? Yeah, I know. So I’m just going to try and sum everything up basically in photos and maybe if a photo triggers a memory, I’ll post that under the photo. It may be boring, and I apologize in advance, but that’s how I do. I mean, there’s just way too many photos to show, so I have picked out a handful out of the 850+ photos that I took during the 11 days of my vacation. Of course about 800 of the photos aren’t that great and all of my boyfriends’ photos are fabulous compared to mine, but I’m not jealousss. Though, to keep things exciting and not as lengthy (because that can get quite boring frankly), I will do a variety of BC/Alberta photo posts throughout the month of September.
[Photos are all clickable]
This video is of Takakkaw Falls which is in Yoho National Park. Near Field, British Columbia. You’ll see me waving and being all ‘Smiley McSmiley’ towards the end of the short video, while bundled up as it was like being in Newfoundland all over again with the wind and misty rain. I had two sweaters and a rain jacket on hence why I look like a fatty.
Speaking of Fatty, we totally got a huge kick out of the burger joint: FATBURGER. This was the only shot that I could get as we were in the rental car at the time and Scott’s face was in my way for most of the time, since it was on the drivers side lol.
Down below, we have some rappellers hanging off a cliff axing chunks of rock off the mini mountain. This is during the construction zone where we came to a complete dead stop on the beautiful looking highway (it’s like seeing those curvy roads and cliffs, on a BMW or fancy automobile commercial!)
We’re really immature for our age, but again we found this road sign quite hysterical and started making jokes after we saw it. This was after we picked up our rental car in Kelowna and on the drive to Penticton. So I’m not exactly sure where we saw it, but was almost immediately after the Fat Burger place. HAHA!
What would a photo post be, without a picture of your favorite person and the boy? Here we are proudly standing behind the Newfoundland flag that I brought along with me, to wave around at the Ironman Canada race. Awkward forced smiles for the both of us, after taking a billion+1.
I think this was taken on the Thursday that we arrived in Penticton. Boyfriend had to go sign in for his race all the while they took his weight, height and other stats. This is just on the other side of the parking lot, as everything was set up in tents on a field behind this. This is the parking lot of the holy grail super close want–to–have–a–room–here–next–year, hotel. Alas, it sells out even before the next year’s race is even thought about!
I should probably get on the topic of what we were really there for. Ironman Canada, my boyfriend’s first full Ironman: 3.8km swim, 185km bike, 42.2km run. I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I was seeing him in the transition zone getting off his bike and going out to run a marathon after all the previous bike and swim. While everyone was out on the bike course I decided to copy pretty much every family member and support crew and purchase a box of chalk and scribble some silly things on the ground for the racers to see. Instead, I decided to go with HTFU #199 (Harden the f**k up + Boyfriend’s Race number / 199). While I was on my hands and knees coloring it all in, a few kids at different times, from different families came over and asked me what it meant. Of course I didn’t want to tell the kids exactly what I was writing on the pavement for my boyfriend, so I told them that it was his initials lol. I asked my boyfriend if he saw it on the pavement when he was racing past it on his run, and surely enough he did. I mean — how could you not see it? It was massive. But he didn’t know that it was for him specifically, as he missed reading his bib number right underneath it all.
I’m going back and fourth here with photos. Triathlons are swim, bike then run. But since I just talked a wee bit about the last event: the run. I’m going to jump back and show you a snap of the boyfriend waving to us and a woman glancing over at him presumably laughing at us, the spectators as we’re super stoked to see him at this point, after an hour and a half swim! This is where we (his sister, her boyfriend and I) first saw Scott throughout the race. So low and behold you know we were going to go a bit crazy when we saw him. We were so excited and screaming at the top of our lungs (okay, just his sister and I — her boyfriend understandably was a tad shy, of course since he doesn’t know Scott or I.) But his sister and I were going wild. “GOOOO SCOTT AHHH!! YEEEAH WOO!!” And there you have it. He acknowledges our presence and waves to us.
Until the second vacation/Ironman post, that’s all I’ve got for now!