Thursday, March 12, 2015

Time Flies!

Wow!  Has it really been 2 1/2 years???  What have we done in that time?  hmmm ... Returned to work, bought a house, filled it with more "stuff",  supported our now 13 year old in her various sports endeavours (by being chauffeurs, spectators and financiers), had some adventures, visited a few new places, spent time with family and friends.

We certainly haven't stopped traveling, though we now fit it in between long stretches of work.  We have been back to New York 3 times to visit Madeleine, took a very long drive that took us from Vancouver to Newfoundland via Western Canada, Chicago, Washington, New York, Rhode Island and Nova Scotia, hiked half of the West Coast Trail on Vancouver Island (Chloe is working on getting me to do the trail in its entirety this summer), enjoyed friends on Vancouver Island and the surrounding islands and hung out with family in Maui, Mexico and the cabin on the Sunshine Coast.  We have also had visitors from Wales, England and Sweden who helped us see our fair city from a tourists perspective.

So I guess we have done a few things since we've been home from our Round the World Trip.   It was such a whirlwind of a year and we experienced so many new things that being home most nights, going to the same place to work most days and seeing the same sights and people seems very slow in comparison, yet the time seems to have flown past.  

And speaking of time flying, Paul is turning 50 this year.   He was thinking that he wanted to see something new and different to mark the occasion so he booked us flights to Iceland!  We leave tomorrow.  

The other 2 intrepid travellers are tucked in their beds, resting up for a big travel day ahead.   Paul has reminded me on several occasions over the last few days that while he is driving to Seattle, Chloe and I can sleep whenever we like so I have little incentive to rush off to bed.  Although, a restful sleep in a comfortable bed before a night sleeping trying to sleep in an economy seat on an airplane does sound like a good idea.

I'm hopeful that I can convince my family to join me in writing a post or two about our trip over the next 10 days.  We will all just have to wait and see.   (Nance, this is for you!) 

No comments:

Post a Comment