Next Stop: Canada

Well, it’s been a little longer than I would’ve liked since posting here… but I’m all about not apologizing for living my life these days, so… #sorrynotsorry. 😉

We have plenty of drafts saved up that we’ll be working on in coming weeks, but we have officially booked our first big trip for 2019 and the next country we’re going to explore together…

Next stop: Canada!

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OK, so it won’t be our actual next stop, because it’s not until July. We’ll likely be making a couple other trips between now and then. But it is our next BIG trip, and it all started with purchasing these tickets to see Queen + Adam Lambert!


Good question! Mike and I both love classic rock––always have, always will. When we were planning our wedding and discussing music for the various portions of the day, Mike had this idea that “Somebody to Love” by Queen would be an awesome processional song. “Something about Freddie Mercury’s voice in that venue would just sound incredible,” he said.

It was odd that he chose that particular song––it’s always been a special song to me since I sang it with chorus in 9th grade. And it turns out that he and his buddies used to drive around in high school singing along to the song as well. And so, it became our processional song. And it did sound absolutely incredible in Corradetti Glassblowing Studio.

Once we’d decided on that, we were looking for a first dance song. And it didn’t take long for us to settle on “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen. Short, sweet, not too slow… and exactly how we feel about each other. It was perfect.

So in a short time, Queen became “our” band and the soundtrack to our lives. When it came out that the movie Bohemian Rhapsody was being released just about a week after our anniversary, we just looked at each other and smiled. It was meant to be.

Tickets to see the movie on opening weekend were part of my anniversary gift from Mike, and when it was announced that Queen + Adam Lambert were going on tour in the summer of 2019, we knew we were going to get tickets no matter what.

Why not closer to home?

After a few days trying to win tickets to the Washington, DC show, I said, “Well, you know, we don’t have to go to the DC show…” So we looked at the list. First of all, traveling to DC on a Tuesday night for a concert and then getting home and trying to function at work on either that day or the day after was going to be a nightmare. We contemplated Philly on a Saturday. Or Boston. Or New York.

Then we saw that the first show on the tour is in Vancouver, British Columbia. We had recently thrown the idea of visiting Vancouver out there anyway, so we decided… why the heck not just make a vacation out of it?! The first show of the tour means they won’t be tired or losing their voices just yet, Vancouver looks beautiful from everything I’ve seen, and we can cross another country off our list!

We’re still trying to determine if we’re going to spend a whole week in Vancouver or if we’re going to try to roll in Portland and Seattle on the same trip, but we are PUMPED about this adventure next summer.

Have you been to Vancouver? What do you recommend we check out?!

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