Back in June 2012, I went on a Cross-Canada Adventure! I drove across Canada, from Vancouver, BC to Toronto, ON over the course of about a week.
As some of you may know, I've done a lot of driving. I've driven from Toronto, ON to Las Vegas, NV. Then from Las Vegas, NV up the west coast to Vancouver, BC. I've seen a lot of Canada and the United States, but the best experience by far was the drive across Canada in June, 2012.
Canada is a beautiful country. Being a city-girl through and through, I haven't had the opportunity to experience the vast majority of our beautiful country. That is, until June, 2012 came around when myself, my dog, Precious and our friend George the Garden Gnome embarked on our Cross-Canada Adventure!
Driving in northern BC, through the Rockies - into Calgary, AB, I saw real life cowboys and fields of salt, yes, salt!
I drove through Saskatchewan and ran into a very large moose, through Manitoba and into Northern Ontario.
Northern Ontario was by far my favourite part. It was breathtaking. As soon as I crossed into Ontario, I pulled onto a side dirt road. There I found a lake that was so clear you could see right down to the bottom. It was beautiful. I sat there with Precious (and George, of course), reflecting on all the changes going on and how I was blessed to be doing this trip. It was incredibly hot, so Precious decided to start drinking the lake water. I followed that up by picking her up and throwing her in!
Driving through Lake Superior National Park was an adventure all on it's own! That rascal George wouldn't stop posing for pictures. Once he got into Lake Superior, I knew I had to as well. So I walked in and watched the sun set, before heading back to my car to continue driving.
The circumstances that led me to this Cross-Canada Adventure weren't the greatest, but that's a whole different blog post on its own! I truly believe that everything happens for a reason. When life throws you a curve ball, be sure you are up to the plate and ready to take that swing. Live your life to the fullest, be truly happy - and good things will come.
Now I just need to start planning an east coast Cross-Canada Adventure....who's in?