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Tagged With: travel

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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Montreal 8th Leg: Fremont to Toronto

For some reason the short-ish drive completely wore me out. Crossing into Canada was uneventful. Spectacular scenery continues. Weather is cooling, some (why is it still 80 degrees F this far into October, this far north? I’m confused.) Toronto has a freeway system that makes sense: every so often a set of collector lanes turn … 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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Montreal 1st Leg: Phoenix

Day off from traveling. Yes, already. Reviewing yesterday: actually left at 8am after 4 hours of packing and visiting with the folks we were house sitting for. Sue drove the grapevine, I drove Pasadena and all the way to Phoenix. Arrived at 11:00pm just as Terry got home from work. We forgot to account for … Continue reading »

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We’re Almost There

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. … Continue reading »

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Nomadic Travel: What Are We Really Doing?

You’ve heard that the Canfield family is going to travel and live a nomadic lifestyle. What does that mean? What are we really doing? Let me explain. We are no longer renting a place to live. We’re packing our Kia Sedona minivan with our clothing, Joel’s musical instruments and equipment, important books and papers, Fiona’s … Continue reading »

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They’re Off to Italy and We’re House Sitting

Eric and Heather left for Italy this morning for two weeks. We’re house sitting for them while they’re gone. They have two mini dachshunds, Bob and Bentley, who need Fiona’s special care while Eric and Heather are away. Fiona’s very excited to be taking care of the two dogs, making sure they are fed and get … 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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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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Guest Post by Sara Gaffney: You Have My Blessing and Envy

Sara is a virtual assistant who founded the Northern California Virtual Assistants Meetup Group. We’ve been able to get to know Sara quite well over the last year or two. She recently sent us a couple of emails that she has agreed to let us share as a guest post. Hi Sue & Joel, I … Continue reading »

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