Falling in Love with Canadians July 26th 2006 July 8 - July 25, 2006
Gettysburg, Pa. - Montreal, Que.
13,556 miles to date
1,217 miles this leg
Since we’re in French Canada, the headline must be bilingual: Tomber Amboreaux des Canadiens!
Our Montreal host had to reference two dictionaries to properly translate that idiom and conjugate the verb, and that’s but one example of the lengths our new Canadian friends are going for us. The con ... read more
North America » Canada » Quebec » Montréal A land of vast distances and rich natural resources, Canada became a self-governing dominion in 1867 while retaining ties to the British crown. Economically and technologically the nation has developed in parallel with the US, its neighbor to the sou... ... read more
We are a writer/photographer and a land-use planner from Port Townsend, Wash., who quit our jobs to take a year-long "sabbatical" for the 12 months of 2006.
Our travel vehicle was a Volkswagen Westfalia camper-van named Matilda, after the Australian phrase (and song) "Waltzing Matilda" -- meaning to hit the road with your possessions slung in a bag over your shoulder. We were glad not to be wandering on foot like those Aussie swagmen!
We had a memorable trip waltzing around the U.S. and Canada, learning as much as we could about this vast and diverse continent we call home. So glad we di... full info