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April 2016


Team Adventure

When you live in a beautiful country such as Canada it’s hard not to spend every free moment exploring everything all the time. I find its best to explore things when you’ve got great adventure friends.

So let’s break down Team Adventure and what we are all about!

Geoff- the Driver and all a round really cool guy.
Sarah- The explorer and all round amazing person.
Anthony C- The Irishman and all round fun person.
Bailey B (That’s me)- The Planner and I make excuses to go out.

Team adventure is about having a good time, a good laugh and exploring this lovely city, Vancouver, and the surrounding area. BC is really a beautiful province and it’s a blessing to live here. So explore all the things, laugh at all the things and have a good time doing it with great friends.

Team Adventure probably started about 3 months ago. Geoff, Sarah and I realized that we needed more reasons to go out and Adventure. So, we made a thing out of it and called it Team Adventure.

Ever go hiking in February around the sea to sky Gondola in running shoes and blue jeans? I have and I regret nothing. The best part about that adventure, besides the company of course, was that you never knew if your next step would be on to solid snow or you would lose your footing and sink in.! Except that one time I slipped and slid down a snowy path, leaving a trail of blue in my wake. After that trip, my jeans no longer bleed on anything. Geoff and Sarah got one hell of a laugh out of it though, so there’s that. It’s important to laugh at yourself on these kinds of adventures.

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Back in April, Team adventure took a trip out to Othello tunnels, but ultimately ended up exploring Bridal falls instead. This is the point, you never know where you’re going to end up!

Just because something says closed, doesn’t mean it’s “closed”. Like the Othello tunnels. Although when it’s raining, it’s probably best not to jump into the giant puddle on the other side of the fence. Then how do you get back around with said puddle in the way.

So we opted to head to bridal falls instead.

Just because a park says it’s closed due to falling trees and the gate is open, is it really closed?  No, not really. Just use common sense and don’t park under any trees. Bridal falls has been a spot I’ve wanted to visit since forever, the countless times I’ve driven past it going to Kamloops and back to Vancouver.

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Its magical.
It was also the first time I got to wear out my new adventure boots! No better way to break in new shoes than climbing waterfalls.

This was the trip that I realized that Geoff and Sarah are two very fun people to hang out with and adventure with. They also put up with me and my need to take pictures of everything well out on said adventures. We have many more plans for adventures this summer and I’m super excited for all of them.

Especially camping on the Island!


The Breakup.

So it’s not new news, or it might be news depending on how well you know me. But, the Italian and I broke up. I’m sure you are wondering what happened!? How could this be? Bailey are you OK? Hows the Italian?

Don’t worry, the Italian and I are still friends, in fact we are going to still live together.

Why? Well because we didn’t work out romantically, we are still good friends and roommates.  I live in Vancouver, a non-crazy roommate is hard to find. Besides we were friends and roommates before the relationship, we will continue to be because we are adults.

Which brings me to why we broke up, we are adults. We have our own life goals and apparitions. We are figuring out what we really want and where our lives are going. I can only speak for myself on this part. I know roughly what I want out of life.

One I want to travel more. A lot more.

Traveling for me is more than a hobby, more then a vacation. It’s something I’m passionate about, it’s an adventure to be had. We have a whole wide world out there and I need to see more of it! So many foods to be eaten, drinks to be drank, and things to be experience!

The second thing I would like out of life -eventually- is my own squad. This means, get married, get a fuzzy animal of some sort, have kids. The Italian is not sure if he wants the last part of that and I don’t blame him. It’s not for everyone. But that doesn’t change the fact that I would like to be a mom one day.

This is and probably will be the hardest breakup that I’ll ever experience. It’s not that we wanted to break up but we want different things in life. When you look at it in the long run it was for the best. Neither of us want to resent each other down the road because the other didn’t get what they wanted out of life. I don’t want to be held back from my dreams and I can’t hold someone back from there dreams.

So when people ask if I’m OK.

The answer is yes, I’m OK.

For the simple reason I get to keep my best friend and not lose him entirely down the road. Being an adult is hard. You have you have to deal with things head on that make you uncomfortable. With that said you come out the other side a stronger person.

Even if it sucks for a little while.



The Bus part 2.

I take Transit everywhere, it’s how I get around. However, it seems like I’m an open target for crazy when I’m outside by myself.

Flash back to a few years ago, I was waiting for the bus near my house to go to a party.
A very intoxicated man sat on the bus stop across the street, notices me and proceeds to walk across a busy street, without using the cross walk to come over and say “Hi”. Now because this is the bus stop I use all the time, I tend to actually talk to people. It seems like the nice neighborly thing to do. However, I realize this man is very tipsy and is doing a bad job of hitting on me.  He decides where I was going that night, he’s going come too and show me a good time! He managed to say “Screw the crew, I’mmagoin to hang out with youuu!”

All I can think is “where the fuck is the bus?” well keeping a safe distance from this stranger.

I remember telling him that was not necessary and what would his crew think when he didn’t show up to wherever he was going? He seemed very satisfied with that answer and wandered away.

All I could think was “thank the heaven’s he left me alone! But really, where the fuck is the bus!?”

Across the street at the other bus stop going in the other direction, sat a man.

Taking a poo.

I kid you not, pants around ankles, squatting, doing his man business, in a bus shelter.  Now this is not the first time I’ve seen a person taking a poo at a bus stop, Thanks buses going down Hastings, but it is the first time I’ve seen it in my neighborhood.

Fun fact: Same tipsy guy from earlier.

Turns out he needed to poo and didn’t want to be rude and poo next to me. Chivalry at its finest I tell you!

Finally the bus shows up well this guy his doing his thing at the other bus, and I’ve never gotten on a bus so fast in my life. I looked out the window to see the man standing and struggling to put on his pants, yelling at the bus driver to wait. I could have sworn the bus driver said “Fuck that” under his breath as he closed the doors and drove away.

Needless to say I was late to the party but I had a very interesting reason to why!
Now not every transit related story is awful and cringe worthy, like this one.

I got the chance to work the Gluten-Free Expo thing through work with my co-worker Shayla. I was standing outside of Canada place waiting for Shayla to show up when this exchange took place.

A guy walked past me, glances over and trips over his two feet. He then says “Holy fucking shit, beautiful”. He looked super embarrassed as this took place right in front of me, so I said “Good morning” in the nicest


kind of way. This guy then walked away, comes back and says “Sorry, I saw you almost tripped and forgot what direction I was going” and left.

So not every time I take the bus I need an adult, but lets face it, I need an adult when I go outside.


Hello beautiful!

I’m back and with a new design!

Did you miss me? Because I missed you!

I’m going to be completely honest with you, I wasn’t overly happy with the last look of my blog and where my life was. As a result, I couldn’t get my creative juices going, it was hard to write and I wasn’t happy. Don’t worry I wrote a bit over the last few months so I do have a some content to post over the next little while. With that said, with the help and encouragement from wonderful friends *Cough* Mel *Cough*.  I’m back and very excited to catch everyone up on my life’s adventures.

So where have I been?! What have I been up to?! Well…

I went to Vegas with my mom for her 50th Birthday!
Oh boy do I have some tales from Vegas to share with you all!

I’m slowing learning how to Knit with help from Chelsy and Mel!
I currently can NOT cast off. So I feel like I’m making and remaking a endless patch of something.

I started the Instagram 365 photo a day challenge
(Really it’s the 366 photo a day challenge because this year is a leap year)
I’m about 100days in!

Started Team Adventure!
I have adventures around Vancouver and area I’m doing cool things.
Like exploring, hiking and eating food with really cool people.

I planted a small garden!
I’m going to grow flowers, peas, tomatoes and peppers! I hope this year isn’t as hot as last because I really want to see if I have a green thumb.

The biggest thing I feel I’ve done in recent months was ending my  romantic relationship with the Italian. I still love him dearly and we are still very good friends. We just want different things out of life and I would rather have him in my life as a friend then not at all. It took about a week to have that conversation but we were adults about it. The Italian made a good point, we don’t want to resent each other down the road because we didn’t get what we wanted out of life. All in all though, we are good, I’m good. I’m not ready to jump back into the dating pond just yet but I’m excited for my next adventure.

I hope all is well in your corner of the world, I’m excited to be back with a shiny new design!