For the past week and half I’ve been travelling. On the road.
Starting in Vancouver, we drove to Calgary for a cousin’s wedding. Then we drove to Winnipeg to visit family.
Our family has a camp on Lake of the Woods, just east of Kenora. We drove out there for a few nights. We fished and swam and lazed about.
Then we returned to Winnipeg and Monique flew home. I stayed another few days then set out in the car, back west.
I drove to Calgary my first day and stayed with friends.
The next morning I drove south to Missoula, Montana, up and down the Road to the Sun in Glacier National Park. I stayed at a bed and breakfast on the shore of the South Fork river. I open all the windows in my room and slept to the constant sound of rushing water.
I met with a business contact the following morning, then headed west. I passed through the Coeur D’Alene, Idaho, which is pronouced Coor Delane, without a hint of French.
I cross the border again back to Canada and drove up the Kootenay valley. I swam at a beach in Kootenay Lake. I rode the ferry across Kootenay Lake as the sun touched the tops of the mountains and tinted the world golden.
I now sit in The White House hostel in Nelson, BC.
The last leg of my journey is tomorrow, back to home in Vancouver along highway #3.
I created the map at the top of this post to guide me and thought it might be fun to share to show my route. Google Maps also tells me that by journey’s end tomorrow I will have travelled roughly 5,894 KMs.
A few recent photos are in my flickr photostream. I’ll add new ones once I’m back home and settled.