We’ve had a lot of new people follow along on our journey lately so we decided you guys should have a chance to get to know us. First of all, if you’re new here, welcome! If you’ve been around here a while, thanks for sticking with us!
Over the next few posts we will share a little bit about ourselves and the boys. Today, we’re going to give you a chance to learn a little bit about me, Kyle, the man behind the majority of the blog. Yes that’s right; the husband does most of it, which hopefully brings a unique perspective to our blog and social media accounts. I do it because I love it. I love creating exciting and interesting content for you guys to see and read and I love following the exciting things you guys are up to. Make sure you let us know you’re following along so we can follow you back. Sam loves following you guys but isn’t as excited about creating content and since I love it, I do it. Here’s a little bit about me:
Get To Know You Questions
Where did you grow up?
Ladner, BC. It’s a small town about 30 minutes south of Vancouver. It’s a farming town, though I didn’t grow up on a farm. The town smelled like manure a lot of the time and that was the one thing people made fun of us for. There are about 20,000 people there I would say and it hasn’t grown a whole lot as not many people leave there as you’ll see if you go to the bar in town; it’s a high school reunion every time.
What do you do for a living?
I’m a Registered Massage Therapist. Please don’t call me a masseuse. We fix people, masseuses make people feel good. It’s a great job and so far I love it. I get to help people feel better and meet tons of interesting individuals. It also allows me a ton of time off as I only work 3-4 days a week so I get lots of time with the family.
Who was the most interesting patient you’ve ever had?
Probably this lady who couldn’t tell me what she does for work. She works for the RCMP, but is in a very secretive division of the RCMP that worked in an undisclosed location with no signage. She told me her car broke down at work once and she had to have the RCMP tow it to a neutral location so she could call a regular tow truck to take it home because they couldn’t have the regular tow truck coming to her work. It sounded pretty crazy!
What is your biggest fear?
Dogs. Anything bigger than a chihuahua is too big for me. When I was young I was attacked by two dogs at the same time then again in high school. I’m okay with dogs that I know but if I don’t know a dog and it starts running or getting worked out, nope, I’m out! One time we were walking through a park in Vancouver and didn’t realize we were in the off-leash area of the park, what a nightmare that was!
What is your favourite sport to play?
Baseball. Always has been. This is only my second year not playing since I was 4 years old.
What is your favourite sport to watch?
Hockey. Is there another answer for Canadians?
What is your favourite meal?
Street tacos, hands down. Nothing beats it.
What is your favourite TV show?
I’ve been watching Criminal Minds since the beginning but I probably have to say Suits now.
What is your dream car?
I’ve always been a huge Dodge Viper fan since I was little, maybe one day I’ll own one.
What is your favourite flavour of ice cream?
Anything coffee flavoured, which is weird because I hate coffee…
What is your favourite chocolate bar?
Snickers. Oh Henry! is close though.
What is your favourite genre of music?
Country, I grew up in farm country.
Fun Things About You Questions
What are you interested in that people people haven’t heard of?
Credit card churning. Long story, but read the travel section of the blog if you want to learn more.
What was your favourite CD album as a kid?
Black and Blue by the Backstreet Boys. Yes, I’ve seen them in concert, I loved it, I sang every song, and this was only a couple years ago. #noshame
Where have you been that you would not go back to?
Paris. We just went and it was nice but I don’t feel like I ever need to go back.
What job would you be terrible at?
Anything to do with counselling kids. I couldn’t listen to some of those stories all day long.
What skill would you like to master?
Singing. I’m absolutely awful but I have no shame. I’ll belt out a good tune in the car every now and then.
What was the best compliment you received?
People who told me I was going to be a good dad when we first got pregnant; that meant a lot to me.
Bacon or Sausage?
Don’t kill me, sausage.
Pepsi or Coke?
Root Beer 😉
Cake or pie?
Pie, no ice cream.
Tea or coffee?
Pancakes or waffles?
Waffles, the Belgian kind.
Food truck or sit down?
Food truck all the way.
Tacos or nachos?
Don’t make me pick between those, that’s evil.
Ketchup or mustard?
Mustard if it’s dijon, ketchup otherwise.
Wine or beer?
Beer, good beer only though, no Coors or Kokanee please.
Salad or fries?
Ham or turkey?
Drama or comedy?
Action or thriller?
TV or book?
TV. Too much if you ask Sam.
Luke Bryan or Jason Aldean?
Jason Aldean, seem him twice in concert and will see him every time he comes to Vancouver.
T-shirt or button up?
Modern or rustic?
Car or truck?
City or country?
Ski boat or yacht?
Ski boat, I can’t even afford to fuel a yacht.
Fly or drive?
This going to sound spoiled but fly in business, otherwise drive.
Winter or summer?
Ocean or lake?
Salty or sweet?
Tim Horton’s or Starbucks?
Tim’s, I’m cheap.
Glazed donut or jelly?
Oh man that’s so tough, probably jelly because it brings back the childhood memories.
Old Dutch or Lay’s?
Salt & Vinegar Old Dutch, all other flavours Lay’s.
Wow. That was a lot of questions. Hopefully, you learned a little about me, hopefully you had some fun doing it and hopefully you’ll join us on this journey. Follow us on Instagram, sign up for our email list, and let us know you’re there so we can follow you back!
Next time you’ll get to learn all about Samantha!
Never stop adventuring!