The First Of Many Big Days – Quebec, CanadaPosted on Jan 17, 2013 | 36 comments
You can do a lot in a day.
For Example: You can pack up your car with all your belongings, leave your home of 7 years, drive to a different country, drag your possessions by sled to an isolated, snowbound cabin in the woods, and literally begin a whole new way of life.
This was our Sunday.
This is our new life.
It wasn't easy leaving. Sure, the road ahead seemed bright and wonderful, but what we were leaving behind was pretty sweet as well. We will miss many, many good things.
Closing the door, turning over the keys, and taking the final pictures of our soon-to-be old life was tough, but we did it anyway - and we're happy we did. After a few sweet goodbyes, we just hopped in the car and left. Change is hard, but good.
A few hours later we found ourselves driving through the snow-covered White Mountains of New Hampshire, on our way to the Canadian Border. To activate our new medical insurance, we had to jump the border into Quebec for a few days before we headed south towards the sunny skies of Florida. And with our adrenaline pumping, and the adventure just beginning, reality set in at the border.
Border Agent: So, where do you live?
Us: Well . . .
Border Agent: What do you do for work?
Us: Well . . .
Border Agent: And why are you coming to Canada?
Us: Oh, that's easy! We're going to sleep in the woods for a night to activate our insurance.
Border Agent: Yeah, that's a little weird. Pull your car over there, please.
Yeah . . .
I suppose it's going to take everyone - including us - a bit of time to get adjusted to the difference of this lifestyle.
In the end, everything worked out, and we found ourselves staying at the pretty amazing Au Diable Vert Campground in Glen Sutton, Quebec, Canada. Wood burning stoves, drops of self-reliance, and a wealth of the unknown. It was rustic, adventurous, different, and isolated - everything we were looking for.
Big days don't seem to come often, but maybe they should.
We're looking forward to having many more big days down the road.
Next Stop: Virgina Beach, Virgina - USA
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