Where do I even begin, there is so much I have seen and done while I was in Canada. I will keep it simple and just stick to the most interesting points.
I met some great people no doubt. They let us crash at their house for like 5 days which is pretty crazy. Although Kember and I tried to be the best house guests by making them dinner and baked a few pumpkin pies. I guess I am working backwards because we made those pies the last night we were there as a thank you gift for everything.
I will try to explain the whole situation of who we met and where we stayed. It is basically just a house that twenty year olds turned into community living. There were about 9-11 people living in this house then add Kember and I on the couch so that was pretty crazy. They talk as if their lives are a sitcom which honestly I can see where they are coming from.
Where they lived was on an island, the downtown was small and there really wasn't much to do. They went to the same thrift store, coffee shop and vegan restaurant. That was kinda it, all there was to do and all they wanted to do.
I was going to explain the people I have met and how I connected with them although that is something I kinda wanna keep to myself. That this visit could be my first and only one, so I kinda want to keep that as something special. Everyone was very nice and it was funny to see how different everyone was from each other. They all felt so real, that they had their own passions and beliefs but they respected each others ideas. I guess that is what happens when you leave a bubble you have lived in your whole life. People constantly judge in Fairfield but thankfully there are so many people out there who are genuine and care about others and their thoughts. I have always been one to care and want to know what people think, to just understand what goes on in my friends heads. I guess you could say it was nice to have a moment in time where people had that same mindset as me.
Now onto what we saw and did in Canada. It was almost halloween when we got there so everyone was very excited about that. Me being a party pooper I sat out the two parties. I don't know just not for me I guess. I did not want to dress up and like I have said before, I don't like parties. I know I would have had fun, that it would have been an experience I may never have the opportunity of having again. Although it is not something I see myself regretting for not doing. Parties just do not have to be in the equation in my life. Maybe that is lame and boring that teenagers are supposed to be going out and parting and making stupid decisions. Just not this one I guess...
Anyway everyone was all dressed up and excited for those.
Something that was really cool was Kember and I spent a day in downtown just us 2, we walked around and decided to head to a park that was on the coast. We walked around for a bit and found a path down to a small beach. We then discovered it continued around the whole parks coast. Not sure if that makes sense... Sorry:) We stumbled upon a beach that was all smooth pebbles, that every rock was round not one ridged edge. Pretty fascinating right!! I assume you care very much about smooth rocks... No the really interesting part was there were trees everywhere along this beach. Hundred of branches and whole trunks that have drifted from the ocean onto this beach. It was a sight to see no doubt. It still confuses me on how and why that was. I wish I had a photo but for some reason just didn't take one.
I don't want this to get too long so I will talk about this hike we took. It was magical, the trees were huge and everything was covered in moss. It felt so calming in this forest. That all of these trees where hundreds of years old. I cannot even imagine all that they have experienced. Yes I know a tree is a tree it grows and that's about it but that is a long life time. So we did that hike around and checked out this river that the salmon swim upstream to lay their eggs. That was a sight to see, something I have never experience. Salmon in a very shallow river causing them to be half out of the water fighting the stream.
So yeah that was a lot of what I did in Canada: hikes, restaurants, beaches, salmon swimming, lots of laughs, chilling a lot of the time and cooking or baking. It was a good time, had a lot of fun. I have traveled a lot of miles since I have started this trip. I have learned a lot about what is around me as well as myself. I would say much more than I would have if I was in school.
Did not reread this so hope my editors still work for me:)
Greta Ann Vanderblue.