Today is officially the beginning of our grand, Cross-Canada adventure. The only perk that I can find about sitting in a car for ten hours is that it allows one time to type detailed accounts of said adventure. I know some people will be interested in following our journey, so I thought I’d post about each day as I can.
My blog is called Fearless Endeavours, because I spend a lot of time being afraid of trying new things, or worrying daily about what others are thinking of me. I started the blog because I want to start living fearlessly, as opposed to the fearful way I go about life now. My husband and I are taking a big leap and moving across Canada, from the Maritimes back to Alberta, where I was born and raised. I was born in Calgary, but moved to New Brunswick nearly ten years ago. To be honest, I didn’t think I’d ever go back. But there aren’t many opportunities for teachers on the east coast, so we’re going to try our luck back out west.
We left PEI yesterday. We had planned to commence our move across the country on Monday, May, 16; but then my husband received an email a few weeks ago stating he had an immigration interview in Halifax on Wednesday, May 18th. For those who weren’t aware, he moved here a year and a half ago from England, shortly before we got married. And finally, after 18 long months, he received his Permanent Resident status yesterday in Halifax! It was a great way to start our trip, and a fantastic early birthday present for me.
We left Halifax around 8am this morning, and drove the ten hours or so to Quebec City. Hubby was surprised at how French Quebec was – I think he was expecting to see at least some English on the road signs! It’s times like these that I wish I had more than my insignificant high school French to get by. We are staying at an AirBnb (we’re big fans!) and we found our host with no problems. After checking in, we went out for a nice birthday supper, wandered around old Quebec for a bit, and then back to the house for an early night.
Tomorrow we plan to tour around Quebec City for a bit than make the easy drive over to Montreal. We don’t know if we will ever do this drive across the country again, so we’re taking the time to visit all the major cities.
I’ll make sure to post more tomorrow, but now it’s time to get a good night’s sleep! I’m posting about our trip on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat, all with the username michsax14. Check it out if you’re interested 🙂