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Lessons from the glacier in my dad's freezer

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Really, the ice was turning into a glacier in there - but there's a lesson to be learned when going through 8 yr old tiny bits of leftovers.


Then we took the train across Canada, from Vancouver to Toronto - we're actually on the train right now, heading to Montreal and then Quebec for a few days:

Part 1: rollingluggagers.blogspo

and Part 2: rollingluggagers.blogspo

And the scenery around Jasper, Alberta, is incredible - this might be my favourite photo of the trip, although there are others that are equally gorgeous (if I must say so myself):


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
PUNCHILOUIE 8/19/2014 7:26PM

    Be mindful, be in the present moment... what n interesting thought you expressed in the blog going through memory lane with the photos and the freezer

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PLATINUM755 8/17/2014 9:29PM

    Wonderful LIVE LIFE NOW! message intertwined with pictures full of life. Thank you!

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ILOVEMALI 8/17/2014 3:42PM

    I want to be a professional traveler...

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CATHYGETSFIT 8/17/2014 2:40AM

    I love going through old family photos. It always brings back good memories and also some not so great ones. You are right about enjoying every moment in life and not taking it for granted.

I've been to Tacoma and flew into Seattle but have never really been to Seattle.

I have always wanted to visit Canada. Now I want to more than ever. I never would have thought to take a train ride across Canada but it looks like a great way to see the scenery. I loved all of the pics!! Absolutely beautiful!

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BROOKLYN_BORN 8/16/2014 6:57AM

    Your first blog really hit home with me as I make yet another pass going through my mother's things.

Beautiful photos too!

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EDDYMEESE 8/16/2014 1:15AM

    Such a great blog and so many real lessons there, you're right. I love going through family photos, but it can be so depressing, too (leave it to me). I'm only 34 but I already have those moments where I has this ONE life that I have passed me by so quickly? I feel so thankful to share my life with amazing family and with DH, but holy cow. Sometimes you have to just NOT think about it. Your discussion about savoring every bit of life...makes me cry. It is so hard to remember that sometimes, when we get so bogged down in everything else. Great blog :)

We spent a few days in Seattle last November and I have to say...I was most proud that we didn't eat at any restaurant - only from the little shops. Lunch was a pierogie, breakfast was a fresh baguette with cheese. YUM. We also went to a cabaret and I got VERY drunk. I miss that time. We haven't taken time away since then and it was the first time in our 13 years together that we took a "proper" vacation. Talk about letting life pass you by.

The pictures from Canada are absolutely incredible. Not that you aren't a great photographer anyway, but it seems like it'd be hard to get it wrong! Those mountains are awe-inspiring.

Yep, I could live in Toronto. WOW.

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WENDYJM4 8/15/2014 7:16AM

    incredible journey and photos. Thanks for sharing

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GOANNA2 8/15/2014 6:55AM

    Phebes, I lived in Vancouver in the late 60's.
Your blog and photos brought back so many
memories for me. I had sailed from Sydney to
Los Angeles and bussed it up to Vancouver. I
also went through Bellingham and took the ferry
to Victoria then to Vancouver. Amazing scenery.
I also worked in Banff and Lake Louise with trips
to Jasper and the National Parks. I took the train
from Banff to Toronto a few times as it was free
for staff. Ah yes, those were the days! I went back
to Vancouver and visited the seedy part of town.
Glad you cleared out the ice box. emoticon

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ROCKYCPA 8/14/2014 9:07PM

    What a wonderful trip - the scenery is absolutely beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing.

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SUSIEPH1 8/14/2014 8:22PM

    Thank you so much for sharing ..
Loved your blogs and glad you are ok .. Love and Hugs Susie xxx emoticon emoticon emoticon

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WATERMELLEN 8/14/2014 5:55PM

    Wow! Three great blogs, what a feast -- and three different great blogs (not three hamburgers!!)

I haven't been to Seattle but your blog makes me want to go -- and I love your philosophical freezer musings!

There are scary parts of Vancouver for sure -- lots of drug addicts/methadone clinics and such . . . it's a gorgeous city particularly the University of British Columbia area and the marvellous Museum of Anthropology there. (Imagine going to school right on a terrific beach!!)

And your pictures crossing the mountains into Jasper and through the prairies -- fabulous!!

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PRAIRIECROCUS 8/14/2014 11:07AM

    Beautiful photos !

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MELYROD18 8/14/2014 11:04AM

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