Celebrating Love: 27th-Anniversary Style

This past weekend, I took a rare (very rare, especially given that it’s canning season!) weekend off, because…well, twenty-seven years of marriage just seemed worth celebrating. My husband and I even managed a little getaway, heading to Kingston, Ontario, about a two-hour drive from Ottawa.

Our first overnight to Kingston was for our 21st anniversary, and we fell so in love with the place that we go back every chance we get. Steeped in history and set on the shores of Lake Ontario, the city is home to Queens University and is one of the cleanest, most walkable, tourist-friendly places we’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. If you ever have the chance to visit this part of the world, I highly recommend the city as a destination…and here’s a sampling of what you can expect! 🙂

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One of several hidden courtyards in the city.
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City hall at night.
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Ferry coming in from Wolfe Island…we were headed there for lunch.
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Lake Ontario from the ferry dock.
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Lunch on the patio of the Island Bar & Grill, looking toward Kingston.
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One of the boats that tours the Thousand Islands.
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Kingston’s city hall.
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The Prince George Hotel, where the entire main floor is made up of different sections of a pub/restaurant.
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The Tirnan Og pub
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Tunnel to another courtyard.
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Live (and very good!) entertainment at the Tirnan Og pub.
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A lovely view to go with morning coffee! Overlooking Kingston’s market square, just behind city hall.




7 responses to “Celebrating Love: 27th-Anniversary Style”

  1. sharonstognerSharon's Avatar

    Congrats and wow! What a beautiful place. Thanks for sharing the pics.

    1. Linda Avatar

      Thanks, Sharon! And yes, definitely one of my favourite places to visit. 🙂

  2. JP McLean Avatar

    Happy anniversary. Travelled much of Ontario, but not been there. It looks lovely.

  3. Laura Byrne Paquet Avatar

    Lovely, Linda! I haven’t made it to Wolfe Island YET…it’s been on my list for years. Great post!

    1. Linda Avatar

      Glad you liked it, Laura! There’s honestly not a lot to see on Wolfe…but I happen to love ferry rides and the Island Bar & Grill makes awesome hamburgers. 🙂

  4. Ally Brielle Avatar
    Ally Brielle

    Congratulations on your anniversary Linda. I lived and worked in and around Kingston at the beginning of my career and absolutely loved it. Thank you for posting the beautiful pictures.

    1. Linda Avatar

      Aw, thanks, Ally! And yes, Kingston is gorgeous. 🙂

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