10 Days

That’s it.

That’s all that’s left in this trip that was scheduled to be a year long but really was supposed to last forever.

10 days.

I’m not even sure what to do with that because really those days are going to fly.

It’s not that they won’t be good days.

We’re in PEI now and our visits through Eastern Canada have only deepened our love for our home country. You can’t help but fall in love with Canada all over again when you’re hanging around with the Maritimers.

And from here we’ll drive home in the 2012 Buick Enclave that has made all of us more comfortable through New Brunswick, Quebec and Ontario.

Cam Driver Enclave

Guess who’s not driving us through the Maritimes?

But still none of us are quite sure what’s waiting at the end of those 10 days.

Will be settle back in to life as we knew it? Or will the effects of our year of meeting extraordinary people on the road worm its way into our life and make us act as radically different as we feel?

boat Canada shoreIt remains to be seen.

I expect it’ll be a bit of both.

For now, we’re trying not to think too hard about it.

What matters is that we’re coming home, that family and friends are anxiously awaiting our return and that we’re just as excited to see them.

And most importantly that the goals we set for this year have been realized beyond what we ever thought was possible.

We are a family stronger than ever.  My boys are coming home with the knowledge that this planet isn’t nearly as big and frightening as many would have us believe.

And every one of us now believes that dreams come true and that it’s possible to soar.

boys rocks peggys cove

For the next 10 days we’ll try to focus on that.

 

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Jen June 18, 2012, 7:58 AM

Incredible, Heather. I have a nervous feeling for you guys just thinking about it. Soak in every last minute! There will be so much left to learn upon reflection once you are home. Who knows what all of this will lead to?

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Kathy June 18, 2012, 2:56 PM

Again, I’m so inspired by your family and your story. I hope to be able to do something like this one day with my kids. But for now, reading about it was incredible.

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Maija @ Maija's Mommy Moments June 18, 2012, 6:56 PM

And don’t forget by achieving your dreams you’ve inspired so many of us to aspire to achieve ours. Thank you.

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holly fink June 19, 2012, 1:05 AM

This experience will surely shape you all forever and bond you for life.  Not that you weren’t already bonded but it has to be stronger than ever.

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Wanderingcarol June 21, 2012, 9:28 PM

I don’t get culture shock when I go somewhere, I get it when I come home. Can’t believe you’re trip is over, but don’t worry – we’ll help you adjust.

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Canada's Boomergirl June 22, 2012, 3:49 PM

Wow, wow, wow and wow. What an amazing adventure. Have had a lot of fun reading the fun you’ve had. 

Feel the same about the Maritimes. We were on recent road trip in New Brunswick and felt so welcomed by everyone we met there. We’re still yakking about our visit. So many, many good people. I met the last of the dulse kings on Grand Manan, a 92 year old former halibut fisherman who hold the record for the largest-ever caught halibut off the coast of Grand Manan, the historic society folk from Minister’s Island, author David Sullivan and I discovered the best lobster roll at Mike’s Lobster Booth at Boyce’s Farmers Market in Fredericton. What a place, what a people. 

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