Posted by: Marco | June 25, 2011

We’re coming home…soon!

Our trip is nearing its end. After so much planning and dreaming (and, let’s face it, saving), it’s hard to believe that it will all soon end. Tomorrow, we pack up our tent for the last time. Anique is really excited about sifting through her stuff to throw away the worn out clothes that have served her well for these past 320 days, but that she is thoroughly sick of wearing.  Our bags will be lighter going home, that is for sure.

Reality awaits in Canada. A new job for Shannon, or puttering around the garden? Lesson planning for me. Mowing lawns. Moving our stuff back into our home. The little fix-it DIY jobs that I have been thinking about. As soon as we get back, we have our car to collect and the hooking-up of the phone line, internet, our OHIP coverage, etc. After all the adventures and freedom, it all seems like such drudgery. But wait, the  Perth Kilt Run awaits. Apparently there are some free bibs waiting for us for the July 2nd race. Thanks Terry!!

Our UK leg of the adventure has been the wettest yet. The weather has been typically British. We actually heard a forecast that went somehting like this: “Sunny periods today followed by periods of rain, at times heavy. Mostly cloudy later, with periods of sun and occasional showers. Overall a fine day but watch out for those heavy showers!” Sometimes we had heavy showers and sunshine at the same time! Oh well. We had prepared the kids for rainy weather so it wasn’t too bad. Unfortunately, it did force us to change our plans a few times.

We’ve tried to be very British while here. We’ve eaten steak & ale pie and fish & chips  in a pub. We’ve hiked Scottish mountains. We’ve drunk real ale. We’ve driven spectacular roads with antique Jaguars and Aston Martins in the Yorkshire Dales. We’ve visited castles and palaces. We’ve waited for sheep to cross the road in Scotland and wild ponies to cross the road in the New Forest in England. We’ve admired thatched-roof cottages. All in all, we’ve had a smashing good time.

We’ve only got a couple of days left, so tally-ho let’s make the most of it.

Carpe annum!

Marco

OUR SCOTLAND HIGHLANDS PICTURES HERE.

OUR SCOTLAND PERTHSHIRE PICTURES HERE.

OUR SCOTLAND GALLOWAY PICTURES HERE.

OUR PHOTOS OF ENGLAND (PART 1) HERE.

OUR PHOTOS OF LONDON

 

 

 

 

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