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MARY'S POINT, NEW BRUNSWICK--SHEPODY NATIONAL WILDLIFE AREA

Looking for a lovely beach to stroll along while in New Brunswick? Look no further than Mary's Point at the northern tip of the Bay of Fundy.

I have visited Mary's Point several times over the last eight years, during…

EASTER: STORIES & MORE BLOG TOUR

 

I don’t know about you, but 2020 was a challenging year for me personally (click here to read about my story from the beginning) that spilled over into my vocational life. The result was a lack of productivity I have…

HOPEWELL ROCKS, NEW BRUNSWICK: PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL

I was delighted to visit Hopewell Rocks Park in New Brunswick in October 2020, seven years after my first visit. Like many top tourist attractions, park attendance has taken a hit during the 2020 pandemic, with a drastically reduced number…

2020: MY YEAR IN REVIEW

Looking back on 2020, I can’t say that it was my worst year ever. Nor was it my best. I had some good things happen. And there were things I wish I hadn’t had to go through. But can’t we…

20 BEST LANDSCAPE AND WILDLIFE PHOTOS OF 2020

To say that 2020 has been an unusual year is an understatement. In fact, it has been a year that has turned our world upside down. In many cases, the things that have brought us joy—time together, and creative pursuits…

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: FREEDOM AT LAST

In my last blog (click here to read it), I shared my first impressions of the house, both good and bad—the latter exacerbated by a knee injury I sustained while climbing the stairs in my house for the very first

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: A FOREIGNER IN MY OWN COUNTRY

In my last blog (click here to read) I shared about some of the unpleasant news we got as we travelled through Quebec during our second-to-last day of travel. 

As we approached the Quebec-New Brunswick border, my uneasiness rose. We…

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: SAYING GOODBYE

In my last blog (click here to read) I shared some of the ups and downs of our journey through northern Ontario. 

The many, many delays due to traffic and construction we experienced en route from Sudbury to Ottawa compounded…

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: TAKE THE LAND

In my last blog (click here to read it), I shared that we got a second offer on our house within days of the first buyers pulling out of our deal. As our departure date loomed, we waited on pins

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: A REAL ESTATE MIRACLE

In my last blog post (click here to read it), I shared that going through the process of selling our home while I was dealing with some medical issues was beyond exhausting. Although we had received an offer within 72

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: THE GREAT ESCAPE

In my last blog (click here to read), I shared my concerns about my son being stuck in the Middle East during the pandemic. Once my son decided to come home, we had to move quickly before the borders closed

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: A WORLD-WIDE CRISIS

In my last blog (click here to read), I shared that my husband and I were starting to make plans to visit the east coast in the spring of 2020. Then, the unthinkable happened. 

The worldwide pandemic stopped us in

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: THE TIDE STARTS TO TURN

In my last blog (click here to read), I shared about the stresses I endured while taking on the role as breadwinner, and how a counsellor helped put my husband and me on the road to mutual understanding and healing. 

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: THE WINTER OF DISCONTENT

In my last blog post (click here to read), I shared the importance of downsizing the right way; something that should never be done when one is in emotional upheaval. 

With no income coming into the house after my husband’s…

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: HOW NOT TO DOWNSIZE

In my last blog post (click here to read), I shared about my husband’s struggle to keep his head above water, and the blow of another job loss. Although my husband was now “free” to leave, with winter just weeks

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: GOD SPEAKS

In my last blog (click here), I shared that my husband’s unexpected job loss put him squarely on the path to a personal crisis. While I saw the job loss as an opportunity to do something new, he wasn’t

PRAIRIE GIRL GOES COASTAL: AN UNEXPECTED JOB LOSS

I was making my lunch when I heard the interior garage door open. Puzzled, I made my way down to see what was going on. My husband stood in the mudroom gripping his briefcase, his suit bag draped over his…