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Montreal 10th (and Final) Leg: Ottawa to Montreal

Note to self (#61)—Two weeks is not nearly enough time to cross two countries. Note to self (#62)—When you're rushing across two countries in only two weeks you have, like, zero time to get to know the amazing, generous, wonderful people who've made it possible; not just possible, but heart-filling good. The drive through Montreal … Continue reading »

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People Are Unimaginably Generous

In the short time since we chose this life I've been humbled by people's active desire to show generosity. The support we're receiving is not begrudging, not limited. In every instance, when we were already pleasantly surprised at the kindness and warmth and open-handedness of our hosts and supporters, they have one and all expressed … Continue reading »

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What I Learned from Our Trip to Canada

You may wonder what it's been like packing up the van and taking our six-year old to Canada and back. There were those of you who were worried about how Fiona would handle it. Would she have friends to play with? Would she have a bed to sleep in? How would she continue doing her … Continue reading »

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From Washington to Oregon in a Day

This morning we left Arlington Washington and drove down to Portland Oregon. We stopped in Olympia, Washington's capital, and at the Farmer's Market bought breakfast - great fresh fruit: peaches, apples, plums. We also bought lunch - cucumbers, grape tomatoes and a great loaf of garlic and rosemary French bread. Upon arriving in Portland at … Continue reading »

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Another Guest Post: Dorothy Shapland Shares a Poem of Invitation

Dorothy sent this in an email, and when I asked, was gracious enough to allow us to share it here. Come on over and join us anytime you like. If you need to take off we can lend you a bike. You can walk to the train and go for a ride, It's in our … Continue reading »

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Dinner and Friends

We've made new, lifelong friends while in New Westminster. Dan and Heather O'Keefe had us over for dinner earlier in the month. We met their daughter Shannon and her husband Cyprian that night and their two girls. Fiona and the girls got along very well and they are her new best friends. We'll definitely be … Continue reading »

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Flying the Coop

. . . and they're off. Again. Two things are immediately apparent: This house is going to be quiet without Brodie the Wonder Dog, and it doesn't take long for the right kind of people to worm their way into your heart on what's likely to be a permanent standing.

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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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Connecting with People and New Friends

This morning we'll be visiting with new friends as we walk in the neighborhood taking in scenery and visiting. This afternoon we reconnect with Kathy, an aspiring virtual assistant who attended the Client Communication Clinic last Friday. We'll be meeting her at a Waves Coffee Shop at 2:30 in North Vancouver on Lynn Valley Road. … Continue reading »

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Official Launch: Thursday Morning, July 29th

We're off to Hoquiam, Washington, leaving tomorrow morning. (I didn't know where it was either.) We leave at the crack of dawn tomorrow, drive 12 hours, and stay with Ralph and Kelly and their kids. We will eat. We will play music. We will have peace. Funny how things kept bouncing around, not knowing where … Continue reading »

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