A Couple That Has Fun Together, Stays Together

Queen Elizabeth Park Flower

Having fun together as a couple plays an integral role in determining the strength of your relationship with your significant other. Going on couple outings where you can reconnect and spend time together is really important for the overall health of your relationship.

I am certainly not talking about extravagant outings like going to Vegas for the weekend or taking a vacation to the Caribbean, even though those are nice once in a while! It’s more about the little everyday things you do together. If you’re both having fun then that’s all that matters.

My husband and I both love photography and we really enjoy taking photos of nature and city landscapes. Living in Vancouver we have the opportunity to visit some pretty unique and beautiful spots to take photos such as Gastown, Stanley Park, Spanish Banks, Granville Island, Sunset Beach, Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens and one of our favourites: Queen Elizabeth Park.

One sunny afternoon we decided to pack our cameras and lenses and we drove to Queen Elizabeth Park to spend some time photographing the beautiful gardens at the park. One of our favourite spots in the park is the high point where you get a pretty spectacular view of downtown Vancouver and the mountains lining the North Shore. When the weather is clear, it is absolutely breathtaking.

Queen Elizabeth Park Flower

We spent a few hours photographing the colourful flowers and insects and then took a break to have a small snack we had packed. We sat to eat, exchanged cameras and checked out the photographs the other captured.

Something that I love about going to take photos with my husband is when we both get to see what the other person captured after the shooting session. It is especially interesting to compare specific objects, scenes and subjects that we both captured but usually in different ways. The two different photos of the same flower above are an example of this.

Sharing a passion and doing something that we love together is my idea of the perfect date. I also love the idea of jumping in the car and driving to random locations to take photos together; following our passions keeps us happy together.

Now tell me, what’s YOUR most memorable couples outing?

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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
Hi, my name is Angela and I am a Canadian mom living in Vancouver with my wonderful husband and two happy little boys. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!
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28 responses to “A Couple That Has Fun Together, Stays Together”

  1. Stacey G — March 20, 2013 @ 1:48 pm (#
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    Great post! We try to schedule outings regularly, they are VERY important!

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  2. Michelle Chow — March 20, 2013 @ 5:53 pm (#
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    What a difference in the photos taken by each of you of the same flower. Fun article with many good points to remember and keep in mind as a couple. Thank you for the Redbox giveaway, OSM & Redbox Canada.

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  3. Olivia Matthews — March 20, 2013 @ 9:13 pm (#
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    So true! All great points.

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  4. Margaret Polino Nicholas — March 20, 2013 @ 11:20 pm (#
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    Great post, especially that we are empty Nestor’s .

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  5. Viv Sluys — March 21, 2013 @ 12:02 pm (#
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    I didn’t realize you were in Vancouver! We’re in that area too, well Agassiz.
    Have you been to Lynn Canyon? Great for water pictures. My husband and I love the outdoors and like to go mountain climbing together.

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    • Angela V — March 21st, 2013 @ 3:14 pm

      We love Lynn Canyon, gorgeous scenery! BC is breathtaking isn’t it?

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      • Viv Sluys — March 21st, 2013 @ 3:45 pm

        The most beautiful place I’ve ever seen!

  6. Bekah Kuczenski — March 22, 2013 @ 6:27 pm (#
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    Aw, this is a great post! Having fun with your spouse is crucial to a happy marriage! I love spending time with my hubby <3

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  7. Shirley — May 13, 2013 @ 1:22 pm (#
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    Common interests are truly important.

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  8. Tannis W — May 21, 2013 @ 10:05 pm (#
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    We enjoy going for walks by a creek that is close to our yard. We check out the vegetation and wildlife, and just talk about whatever.

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  9. paula huie — May 31, 2013 @ 10:30 am (#
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    Great post! hubby and I have for sure fallen into a rut and need to make time to re-connect! it’s so important! we used to go for hikes but life gets so busy sometimes!! lol i am going to try to initiate one this weekend and see how that goes.. thank you!

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  10. Clifford — July 8, 2013 @ 1:53 pm (#
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    We enjoy hiking together, we try to go just the two of us at least once a month. It gives us a chance to talk privately and to just enjoy each others company. It is important to make the time to do something you both like.

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  11. Vesper — July 9, 2013 @ 8:08 am (#
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    My husband and I love to go hiking to see what animals we can find, and whale-watching trips are just wonderful

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  12. Sohail Ali — July 11, 2013 @ 7:37 pm (#
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    nice capture .. i had same kind of photo but it was a tulip from a tulip festival..

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  13. Kelly Amos — July 20, 2013 @ 11:01 am (#
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    My husband and I do not have a lot of money and cannot just pick up and go on an outing, but we still manage to spend quality time together. We have fun together while gardening, cooking, or even just watching movies together. 🙂

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  14. Jeannie — October 8, 2013 @ 7:29 am (#
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    I completely agree that the more fun you have together, the more likely you’ll stay together! With 2 little kids, we sometimes find it hard to find time for ourselves, but even if can’t be alone we still find ways to have fun.

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  15. Amanda @ The Mommy Mix — October 10, 2013 @ 12:35 am (#
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    I completely agree… Now can you please explain that to my husband 🙂

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  16. Nadia Pietrobon — October 26, 2013 @ 7:48 pm (#
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    Perfection in a post! And the flowers look beautiful!

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  17. loriag — November 2, 2013 @ 9:22 am (#
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    I totally agree with you. Having fun and spending time together is very important in your relationship. We have actually had a year of spending close time together because of serious illness, but there has been those fun moments that we cherish.

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  18. Toni Marie Caravello Feimer — November 18, 2013 @ 5:15 am (#
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    I love photography and I am coming to find out that my daughter loves to take pictures (with my cell phone) as well. We do have fun going out and taking photos everywhere we go.

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    • Toni Marie Caravello Feimer — November 18th, 2013 @ 5:18 am

      oh and my husband and my most cherished couples outing was a great comedy club we found in myrtle beach but just before we went parasailing. His mom watched the baby. Great time.

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  19. Elizabeth Matthiesen — April 18, 2014 @ 11:25 am (#
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    Love the photo, taken on my birthday too which gives it added appeal :-).

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  20. DARLENE W — September 6, 2014 @ 10:32 am (#
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    This is so true, still Happily married after 37 years

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  21. Laurie P — October 25, 2014 @ 7:32 am (#
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    We used to go for the longest bike rides….a few all night ones too. Before kids. Not sure I’d have the energy nowadays lol.

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  22. kathy+downey — October 27, 2014 @ 5:41 am (#
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    I completely agree,we try to do an hour day just for us,its much easier now that the kids are grown.

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  23. DARLENE+W — November 22, 2014 @ 11:21 am (#
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    even if its just going to Costco and holding hands as you walk around, it is still making a connection

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  24. kathy downey — October 28, 2015 @ 11:48 am (#
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    You will soon realize how much you have in common in the kids leave the nest, we can now spend all the time we want that could never get years ago

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  25. Darlene W — August 3, 2016 @ 2:03 pm (#
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    just going for a walk and holding hands, that is even having fun

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