Our Canada Extravaganza According to My iPhone

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We’ve been back from our Canada Extravaganza for a couple days now. So while we continue to recover (read: I tackle laundry, the kids adjust to being without Daddy 24/7 and detox from a steady stream of fries, ice cream, and cinnamon graham crackers and lack of naps), I thought I’d share some bits of our trip.

I haven’t uploaded the hundreds of pics from our big camera yet, so for now here are a few moments I captured on my phone.

How was the trip?

The short version: it began with an expired passport, continued with an unhappy two year old whose uncanny resemblance to a feral cat made us remember why people don’t take small children on long road trips, but quickly got better and became a fabulous family vacation (no, really, vacation!) that I’m so glad we took.

I’m sure you’ll get the longer version later :).

The day before we left, we realized Hubs's passport was expired. So Bun took it upon herself to make him a new one. I meant to take it with to show the border guards.
The day before we left, we realized Hubs’s passport was expired. So Bun took it upon herself to make him a new one. I meant to take it with to show the border guards.
Crossing the border in Michigan with expedited passport in hand (a minor miracle).
Crossing the border in Michigan with expedited passport in hand (a minor miracle).
Day 4, Château Frontenac in beautiful Quebec City. I have no pictoral evidence of days 2-3 on my iPhone. Probably because my son turned into a feral cat during that time.
Day 4, Château Frontenac in beautiful Quèbec City. I have no pictoral evidence of days 2-3 on my iPhone. Probably because my son turned into a feral cat during that time.
The view from my seat at a coffee shop on Cape Breton Island.
The view from my seat at a coffee shop on Cape Breton Island.

 

See? He got happier.
See? He got happier.
Things I learned about Canada: Toronto's traffic is epic. EPIC. Ontario has awesome rest stops (bakeries + decent pizza + panini all in one building) and hilarious road signs. You can get lobster on your sandwich at Subway. They are really proud of the cleanliness of their bathrooms/washrooms.
Things I learned about Canada: Toronto’s traffic is epic. EPIC. Ontario has awesome rest stops (bakeries + decent pizza + panini all in one building) and hilarious road signs. You can get lobster on your sandwich at Subway. They are really proud of the cleanliness of their bathrooms/washrooms.
Bun spent her time climbing trees and making friends. with. everyone.
Bun spent her time in Maine climbing trees and making friends. with. everyone.
Things I was tempted to buy on the trip: 1.) The one was going to be a gift; I'd probably go mojito. 2.) Lovely pages of home inspiration 3.) My text to a friend: "If I were a man, I'd so be tempted to buy this." 4.) Map nerd alert: I got excited to discover the history + geography facts on each block. Too bad it's a bit beyond my kids right now. 5.)
Things I was tempted to buy on the trip: 1.) The one was going to be a gift; I’d probably go mojito. 2.) Lovely pages of home inspiration 3.) My text to a friend: “If I were a man, I’d so be tempted to buy this.” 4.) Map nerd alert: I got excited to discover the history + geography facts on each block. Too bad it’s a bit beyond my kids right now. 5.) Not shown: a wool sweater with a giant moose on it. Call it a weird pregnancy craving.
Lunch at a great place in Maine overlooking at pond. The view and popovers almost made up for the public reappearance of the feral cat stuff by this little guy.
Lunch at a great place in Maine overlooking the woods and a pond. The view and popovers were worth missing naptime. I think.
On the long way home.
On the long way home.

Apparently, I didn’t take many scenery pics with my phone, so I’ll be back to share some of the sights! Off to go continue phase two of vacation: recovery.

Does it take you a while to recover from a vacation?

 

 

 

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Jenn is a mommy of three and wife to her best friend. She enjoys good books, dinner guests, elevenses, and proper apostrophe use.

  • brenda v.

    After a 2 week vaca, you are required to take another vaca just to recover from the first……….. that is mandatory! Here’s the deal, females take pics of the folks/kids, while males go for the scenery pics. And that’s a fact. Julia climbing trees is great, and monkey & Henry w/ Mr. Rowan is ever so sweet.
    What a great adventure for the family, everyone learned so much, a great experience for you all to share for quite some time.

    • Thanks, Mom! I just realized we were short on pics of Bun. I guess you get less attention when you’re the happy kid :).

  • So glad you guys had a good trip! It always seems to be the ones that start out so crazy that turn into the best family memories.
    And by the way…I would have wanted the sweater with a giant moose on it too! It would fit right in next to my lobster sweater 🙂

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