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Tagged With: decisions

Scary Suspension Bridge Over Vancouver's Lynn Canyon

Catching up on some more video from our Vancouver trip. Someone told us about this swinging scary bridge 150 above the floor of Lynn Canyon, so of course, we had to go see. Fiona was very brave. I don't know what Sue was, but she seemed to like it. Here's proof that I crossed it. … Continue reading »

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It's Not Just Physical

In the space of two weeks we have reduced the contents of our 4,000 square foot rental to what will fit in our van for traveling, and 20 boxes and a filing cabinet to go to storage. That square footage includes a full attic and basement; unusual for California, but we used them. I had … Continue reading »

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Montreal Itinerary

Looks like it's going to take 2 full weeks, 14 days, to make Montreal. Guess I'm not the road warrior I thought I was, but I just can't imagine pushing that hard for that long. Also, I guess I can't just drop in on my Mom, who I haven't seen in nearly 10 years, for … Continue reading »

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The Real Challenge

I wrote a few days ago that the real challenges are inside us; the journey simply exposes them. Here's my challenge: guilt. And I don't even know, for certain, why. I feel like I'm cheating the system. Living without the cost of a house and its utilities is less expensive. I know a lot of … Continue reading »

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Vancouver Review: Dates & Duration

We crossed the 49th parallel heading north at 9:15 am Monday the 2nd of August. We crossed the 49th parallel heading south at 3:30 pm Wednesday the 25th of August after spending 3 weeks, 2 days, 6 hours & 15 minutes in Canada Still to come: statistics (miles, dollars, etc.), impressions, achievements, and more.

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The Verdict

is yes. Sue just gave 30-day notice on the house. She'd already called the phone company and pulled the plug. The two adult children living with us intend to be living elsewhere before the end of September. It's on.

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Home—For Now

We pulled into the carport at 9:50pm, after 31 days on the road and in Canada. Unloaded and ready for a shower and bed by 10:30. Much to share about the trip and the future. But not tonight. Tonight, I sleep in my own bed for the first time in over a month. And that … Continue reading »

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Desire for a Flood

We are not ascetics. We love good food and wine (well, Sue's pancreas has decided she can't have alcohol any more, but she loves the smell) and we prefer nice furniture to garage sale stuff. We like a comfortable life and nice things. Clearly, though, folks who are doing their best to divest themselves of … Continue reading »

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The Eagles Have Landed

Ian and Caitlyn have arrived for a quick overnighter before Trip #2. Beans on the stove, brown rice and cornbread in the oven, homemade salsa in the fridge. It's gonna be a great dinner, followed almost instantly by waffles (or pancakes, no one's decided for sure) for breakfast. By bedtime tonight we will have tripled … Continue reading »

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Guest Post: Ken Grossman on Brilliance and Absurdity

Ken has been a good friend to our family for many years. He's a deep thinker with a sense of humour skewed in directions we like. He sent this as an email, and at Sue's request is allowing us to post it here. The nomadic lifestyle took awhile to sink in with me but I'm … Continue reading »

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