Today we took the bus and headed to the Eastern Townships, to spend some time with my dad and Johanne. My dad’s place was the final destination of “our stuff” on our drive across Canada before our flight to Japan – going back meant closing the loop and getting reunited with our belongings.
As soon as we got inside my dad’s house Travis wanted to go through our boxes – he was like a kid at Christmas. It was quite sweet! For some reason I wasn’t feeling rushed to open any boxes, but when we started, I really got into the spirit of the occasion and got super excited.
Travis opened a few of his boxes, but I didn’t open any of mine. I mostly focused on going though the things we had mailed home over the course of our trip, and I found enough (warm) clothing to make me happy. What really made us happy though was to be able to put on our real wedding bands and rings, and Travis got to put on his nice watch (mine was out of battery). It felt weird wearing skinny rings instead of my large travel band, so I decided to just wear all of my rings instead.
After all of the excitement we decided to go for a walk outside and enjoy the sun. It was a bit cold, but at least the sun was warm and the trees did a good job of blocking the wind. We walked along the property line, noting how much things had changed since I had last taken that walk (over 10 years ago). We played with leftover snow, investigated damage done by moose and spotted wild garlic (very endangered in Canada) sprouting out of the earth.
For dinner: something I hadn’t had in forever, pasta with a delicious clam tomato sauce.
At bedtime I walked into our room and saw this: my husband with Quatchi. Now how cute is that???