North America

Space, the final frontier

Posted by on May 27, 2009 in North America, United States | 1 comment

Space, the final frontier

We spent the last week of our trip in sweet, sweet civilization with my brother and his family at their home in Orlando, Florida, USA. And yes, one of the first things I did was have a Starbucks coffee. I know, I’ve sold out to our North American culture… our delicious, coffee-driven culture, but if there is one thing I’ve learned having been around the world, there are a lot of great things about North America and, in many ways, we are very lucky to live here. Allison and I had Florida all planned out. We would relax, kick back by the pool, and not do a thing. My...

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The Long and (Sometimes) Winding Road

Posted by on May 17, 2008 in Canada, Getting Ready | 4 comments

The Long and (Sometimes) Winding Road

When we left our lovely little Vancouver apartment on April 30 it was bittersweet. I loved that apartment, it was wonderful in so many respects. But I also loved that we were embarking on our adventure! My emotions flip-flopped all morning, and in the end excitement won out as we blared Paul Brandt’s “Didn’t Even See the Dust” as we started off down the highway. Backtracking a bit … packing up our life into a small car was a very liberating experience, it is amazing how little two people actually need, and on top of that most of the car was full not of stuff that...

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