‘A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.’ – Lao Tsu
Wow, is it fall/autumn here – beautiful weather!
It’s been just gorgeous this week. It’s, also, our return to Canada, just in time for a huge family meal for the Canadian Thanksgiving.
which made it easy for us to head over to Mackinac Island – an island in Lake Huron where they have no cars and the only highway, of its kind, in the U.S.!
It was gorgeous and worth the one hour bike ride round the island on this highway. It was my first tandem ride
– we hit sun, wind, rain and hail – all within the span of an hour – reminding us of the time of year!
We didn’t stay long in Michigan and quickly headed off back into Canada. We are now in the land of my rellies – both sides of the family, as this is where my parents grew up, met, got married and had their first child, my brother, Tim. (I’m the only ‘real’ B.C.’er in our family.) We are still feeling the repercussions of our delays and this week it showed up in a last minute change, on the day, to head to Windsor,
then, to London, Ontario.
Which worked out brilliantly! We were able to join in our various family gatherings, as it’s our Canadian Thanksgiving
– John’s first Thanksgiving. So, it’s been too much food, but lots of great catch up and introductions for John with my large extended family in the east.
Just a post note, I’ve seen some cool vegetables here – purple and orange cauliflower and it tastes delicious! For those of you who celebrate Thanksgiving or Harvest Festivals, what is your favourite Fall/Autumn food?
Happy (post) Thanksgiving! ( some extra notes of interest below)
Extra Notes I forgot to include in the letter:
Talbot Trail – this is a beautiful drive from Point Pelee we did to London, Ontario. Winds along the lake and has a bit of history to it too! We found some really nice veggies and such, from the off road sellers.
Also, a part of the Talbot Trail is, the Underground Railway – I never knew that this very historical and important route for Africans escaping the slavery in the Southern States, came all the way up into Canada.