We stayed with Sonja on October 2 and her two children. Sonja is an artist and painted this beautiful mural in her children’s room. Her daughter let Fiona borrow dress up clothes so Fiona felt like a princess. So we got these pictures to show off Fiona and the beautiful artwork of Sonja.
We leave the day after tomorrow – finally! We’ve been going non-stop for over four weeks preparing for our nomadic life. I’m so glad we’re almost there – ready to drive away. We need a nice long drive to unwind and let go of all the stress!
Today and tomorrow we finish getting things ready. James and Rachelle will come over Wednesday afternoon to say goodbye. Then Thursday morning we pack the van and drive off to Phoenix.
Our first stop will be for two nights in Phoenix, Arizona. We will be staying with our friends, Terry and Virgie Wilson, who recently moved from Roseville. Then a night in New Mexico to stay with Sonja. The next night in Colorado with a former workmate of Joel’s. On Monday October 4th we will reconnect with Joel’s Uncle Denny and then stay with Mimi and her family in South Dakota. Mimi is a virtual assistant who we met in person a few weeks ago when she came to visit her sisters in Sacramento.
Fiona will get to meet her grandma, Joel’s mom. We’ll stay with her three nights and then with our friend Charlie in Michigan. Finally we’ll stay one night in Ottawa with Shawn and finally arrive in Montreal on October 13th.