Monday, 1 April 2013

Anniversary & Easter Long Weekend

"Your arms are my castle, your heart is my sky; They wipe away tears that I cry. The good and the bad times, we've been through them all.
You make me rise when I fall."

- Cascada, Everytime We Touch 
Before I get into my weekend recap, I want to take this moment to wish my other half a happy anniversary.

circa May 2009
taken by Kat

Four years ago you walked into my life. I had no idea what an amazing journey was in store for me. From flights in your plane, to our first - and second - trips to Cuba, to Vegas, to NYC, to Cleveland, to Chicago and everywhere in between. To four moves, to moving in together. From New Years Eve kisses to bubbly on the dance floor.

Through all the ups, we've had our downs too. From running away from you to yelling matches. Let's not forget all the arguments in front of your friends (and of course, your brother too).

No, we're not perfect, but who is? We've made it through the downs because we're stuck with each other our love is stronger than it all.

You keep me safe in your arms.

I love you, Andrew. Happy four years!

Now enough with the cheesiness. Let's get onto the good stuff: what we did this weekend!

This weekend we went to Richmond, Virginia. Mal over at Mal's Miles had blogged about taking her friends to this place called Uptown Alley and mentioned that it was similar to Dave and Buster's. I'm absolutely in love with Dave and Buster's; I've had two birthday parties there and I've gone there over ten times since I turned nineteen. So, I had to check out Uptown Alley.

1. Toronto skyline
2. Us!
3. Me sleeping in the plane on the way back
4. Stopping off for fuel and watching the sunrise

We booked a hotel off Hotwire (we got the Hyatt), hopped into Andrew's plane and off we went.

1. Andrew and I in the historic elevator
2. Yummy dinner!
3. Us :)

A woman who worked at the FBO we landed at recommended we have dinner at The Tabacco Company Restaurant, so we did. It was a beautiful restaurant, with really great service. They even had a live band playing really nice jazz music!

Us at Uptown Alley
After dinner, we drove to Uptown Alley. Let me just say, driving at night in Richmond was an experience. I've noticed this in some other States as well: there are no streetlights on the highway! What's up with that?

Uptown Alley was fun, but I think D&B takes the cake. I know there's a D&B in Richmond as well, but we didn't get a chance to check it out to compare it to ours.

As usual, Andrew kicked my ass in bowling. I beat him, once! But, he probably let me win.

On Saturday, we explored more of Richmond. We also noted how quiet Richmond is on a Saturday. The picture on the left was taken at 12 in the afternoon, on a highway. Where is everyone?

We walked along a slave trail, went to a bunch of museums, grabbed some food then headed back to the hotel to flight plan. Sunday called for bad weather, so we left early Sunday morning. By early, I mean, we took off at 5am.

When we got back home, we both passed out for a good few hours. Woke up in time to paint Easter eggs and have our traditional Easter egg hunt.

Now I'm back at work and I'm struggling to stay awake! Any suggestions for our next getaway?

Hope everyone had a great weekend and a wonderful Easter!


  1. Happy Anniversary!

    Go to the Mountains - North Carolina is always a good time. Maybe wait until the snow is over. Asheville is a unique experience!

  2. Happy Anniversary! I'm glad you had a great time in Richmond. I heard the weather was beautiful Saturday! The Tobacco Company is delicious and a classic Richmond restaurant. Next time you fly down we will all go to Dave & Buster's! It's 4 miles from our house and we have never been!

  3. Congratulations you two and your weekend looks AMAZING! I love the picture of you napping in the plane. xx

  4. I can tell which eggs you painted and which ones Andrew painted.

    I remember that day on your old roof top. That was a fun day!

  5. Happy Anniversary and I hope it's a good one. 4 yrs is a long time esp when it's all good times and you dont have trials during your relationship. Hope you have a good day and hopefully nooone wont play any tricks or jokes on ya today b/c it's April 1st.

  6. Happy anniversary! Sounds like you guys had a great weekend :)

  7. Happy Anniversary! Brian and I celebrated our four year anniversayr in February..another thing in common! So as I read this whole post I cringed thinking about the fact that if Brian read this he'd use the reasoning that I should fly with him because we can go anywhere. Which is true but still. I love the views!

  8. Happy anniversary to you two! I like those lyrics.

  9. Um, I want to jet set off in a airplane!! How fun and exciting...and thrilling!! And congrats on four years with your hunny bunny! You guys are presh!

  10. Happy Anniversary! Sounds like your weekend was so much fun! So cool you guys can just fly wherever...jealous! :)

  11. happy anniversary girl! Loving all your pics have a great day!!

  12. Looks like you had a wonderful weekend!!! I hope you two had a blast celebrating with each other :) Happy Anniversary!


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