Why we went to Canada in 2014
“I want to visit Canada,” Derek announced with a flash of inspiration. “But we have just done a 40 day trip up into Africa last year (2013),” I protested. Derek is much more of an adventurer than I am. I like my comforts and routines of home life and I had just started writing a story which was in full swing; I didn’t want to be disturbed. Derek has his own business, called PurpleSwift , which offers software solutions for air-conditioning in the building world and he explained that he wanted to go primarily to negotiate a deal with a company in Vancouver but he also saw it as an opportunity for a new adventure. (I knew he didn’t really want to travel on his own so as his life-companion I agreed to go on another trip.)
I was excited because I would get a chance to visit an old friend who had made Vancouver Island her home with her family. The basic plan would be to spend 5 days in Vancouver and most of the rest of the 3 weeks on Vancouver Island and wherever else. Derek operates largely from spontaneity whereas I contain my spontaneity to my creative world and otherwise have a more organized approach. Over the years we have learned to dovetail our personal styles to benefit each other rather than it being a point of contention. So soon after us arriving in Canada he announced that he would love to visit the Icefields Parkway (part of the Canadian Rockies) and that is how we landed up doing a short 5 day road trip from Banff to Jasper as well.
I am not going to recount our story day by day like I did with our African road trip but rather I will portray our trip largely with photos showing different places we visited.
I look forward to sharing our experience and perspective of the parts of Canada we visited in the next few weeks.
Take care, till next time.