Monday, April 16, 2012

Home!

Home, the spot of earth supremely blest,
A dearer, sweeter spot than all the rest.
        Robert Lee Frost


 I slept in my own bed last night for the first time since Tuesday April 3rd.
I realize this morning as I sit here looking out my kitchen window watching my cows just how much I missed home. My own comfortable bed, my own pillow, my own little piece of Ontario paradise, and especially My Hero.

I have had an incredible adventure. I am weary, I am sore and I am extremely happy. It has been an unforgettable adventure; an adventure that is stored in my mind, waiting for me to flip through the pages to relive again, and again.


I have fulfilled my dream of travelling by train to Vancouver and I was not disappointed. It has been more exciting than I could ever have imagined. To share this adventure with my oldest daughter M was awesome. We will be reliving this dream over, and over together.

The people we met, the places we have seen and the exciting adventures we have shared have changed our lives for sure. We have seen this great country of Canada in the best possible way to truly appreciate its beauty. Its uniqueness shone through as bright as the sun that shone through every morning for all but two days of our adventure.


Five provinces, ten days, a multitude of towns and cities, countless kilometers of railway tracks and a variety of other transportation forms, one back pack and sheer determination to do it all. We did it. We have seen the wilderness of Northern Ontario, the flatness and the beautiful farmland of the prairies, the foothills and rugged beauty of Alberta, and finally the mountains and ocean of British Columbia.

I will be sharing this adventure and the stories I have accumulated over the next weeks. I will share stories of people I have met and will never forget. I will share the things I would not change, and a few things that I would do differently.


All in all it was a great learning experience and I will be back to normal blogging soon. I just need a little time to sit here in my kitchen and get back to my normal while enjoying the view from my window overlooking my little piece of paradise.

Later

25 comments:

  1. Welcome home Buttons. You've been missed ....just make sure you take you time and enjoy some home time.
    That third picture looks like you must have come right past my home if you were in Aus. (Where the freight trains run) Look forward to reading about you adventures.
    Sue

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  2. Welcome home. I look forward to seeing the trip through your eyes.

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  3. I'm so glad you had the adventure you dreamed of. It'll be wonderful to hear your stories and see your photos.

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  4. Welcome home! I'm anxious to hear (and see!) about your wonderful trip. It just might be the only trip I ever take through Canada!

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  5. Your quote today is so appropriate. I can really appreciate how you feel, coming back home....even tho you had a spectacular adventure. There is such an appreciation and comfort when you get there.

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  6. Glad you two arrived safely home, Buttons...really envey you. Hugs...Auntie M

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  7. i can sense the relief of being back in your own home, but also can tell you enjoyed this whole experience immensely. :)

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  8. So glad you had a great time and so glad you are back! Missed your blog a lot.

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  9. Neat. I've always wanted to take a train trip.

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  10. Home-Sweet-Home. Gotta love your own bed!

    Can't wait to read about your amazing trip, Buttons.

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  11. WELCOME HOME B!!!!!! I'm waiting on pins and needles but you wait and get to the stories... I can withstand the pain. ;)

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  12. Welcome home B, nice to see you back. Your holiday sounds wonderful and I can't wait to hear all about it. But there is nothing quite like getting back to you own home and bed is there? :))

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  13. I'm pleased it went well, but glad you are back.

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  14. Glad you are back home safe and sound. Give that man of yours a hug for me and rest a bit before you jump back in. xoxo

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  15. Glad to hear your trip was great. It is true, there is no place like home.

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  16. Welcome home! I love to hear a good travel story!

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  17. yay! Im so glad your home so we can "hear" your tales - it sounded like a trip of a lifetime :)

    yay!

    hugs to (((buttons)))!

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  18. THere's no place like home. Glad you enjoyed your holiday. Precious memories stay with you forever. Look forward to the photos!

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  19. Welcome home! I cant wait to hear your travel story!

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  20. I am SO glad you got to take this wonderful trip and especially...with your girl!!! I want to hear all about it as only you can share. Rest up and enjoy before moving back into reality. You know it will all be waiting there for you when you are full speed ahead again. And your memories will be waiting for you to revisit anytime too.

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  21. What a great and wonderful adventure. And what makes it even more so....is that you are at peace at the place you started the adventure from!
    Welcome back home.

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  22. Welcome home I can't wait for the stories...

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  23. i knew you would describe it just like you did buttons, there's no place like home!!

    i hope you have your ruby reds on!!

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  24. Glad you are back home safe and sound. Sounds like you had a fabulous time!

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  25. I am getting ready to read the first two installments.

    Gill

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