After roughly 8,000 miles, two weeks, one flight, one SUV transfer, one trolley, one cruise ship, one bus, one whale watching boat, one ride in Kim’s car, one gondola, one train, one taxi, another flight, another taxi, one motor coach, one Ice Explorer, and one Banff Airporter bus…we are on our way home. We’ve only got two flights in front of us and a drive from ATL; tonight, I will finally be sleeping in my own bed. I love traveling, but coming home is such a good feeling.
Last night, we attended a dinner theater performance that made fun of Canadians. Here’s Don playing the spoons with the violinist:
The show was pretty good, but the bus ride back was the highlight – it was our last opportunity to say goodbye to our travel buddies. I really can’t express how close we’ve gotten to some of our companions on this trip. Sandy gave me life lessons for moving back in with my family and Don told me to use his pseudonym on my blog, which is, appropriately, Nod. We said our goodbyes to Jenny and John, Sandy and Jeff, and bid a nearly tearful farewell to Nod.
This is the value of a trip like this – meeting and connecting with other travelers – and it has certainly been a memorable graduation and 22nd birthday trip!