Road tripping Breathing Space

Listening to the morning local CBC radio show, the broadcasters raised the question: What was a memorable road trip for you? One mentioned a trip from the Yukon to Edmonton. This made me a tad sad, as I was suppose to be taking my own road-trip to the Yukon in mid-June. However, needed to cancel. Yet, I do have many memorable road-trips including the maritime province of Nova Scotia.  Below are a few pictures of rural life. And the last, a popular tourist spot: Peggy’s Cove.

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It was July 31, 2008 when my daughter and I started out on this road trip around the island. I was very new to photography and drove her a bit crazy with all my picture taking. 🙂

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Have you done road trips? If so, what has been your most memorable? Or what road trip would you recommend?

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
-C.S. Lewis

“Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not.”
-Ralf Waldo Emerson

12 thoughts on “Road tripping Breathing Space

  1. I’m sorry about your trip to Yukon, Lynn. Hopefully you can reschedule for another time. I’ve always loved road tripping to the mountains or the ocean. I love your photograph of the lighthouse…it’s gorgeous!

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    1. Yes, I will reschedule my Yukon trip for another June! And the mountains and oceans are alway such beautiful places to explore. I do prefer the Atlantic Ocean, yet the Pacific is often so relaxing and tranquil. Have a wonderful week Jill!

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  2. I don’t like sitting in a car for days and days, but I remember driving with Dan and our 3 teenage sons to Yuma, Arizona for Christmas one year. I was squished in the back seat between 2 very big sons. Now that I think back, being surrounded by my family is one of my best memories.

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  3. I’m sorry you had to postpone a trip you wanted to go on, Lynn. 😦 I don’t know if I can pick a favorite road trip, but any trips where I can see God’s glorious creation is memorable. 🙂 I love your photos, especially the lighthouse, since I love lighthouses. 🙂 But all the photos are special. Love and blessings to you!

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    1. I do have a better one of the lighthouse and will see if I can dig it up for you, Trudy. And yes, seeing more of God’s glorious creations when road-tripping are fine memories for sure! Have a wonderful rest of the week, Trudy!

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  4. When I was in the Navy I had a training in Portland, Maine. Then my Dad drove cross country with me for my move to Washington State—it was my first genuine station as a boot Ensign. Our journey took us through such a glorious variety of landscapes. I got to know a man I knew very little about and it bonded us in a deep way that I am so grateful for. There was a lost wallet in Yellowstone found after a ten mile retread under spectacular early AM stars; lightening storms in the Badlands that I will never forget; coming face to face with the Sturgis rally and so many pockets of delight. Road trips are more fun with someone in my book, but I enjoy the peace of a solo trip as well. Lately I have been trying to see the beauty in my short jaunts in everyday life, so thanks for this beautiful post…the Emerson quote is especially poignant. Lovely.

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    1. What a wonderful memory making trip you must have mad with your Dad! Thank you for sharing that Heidi! And I too, enjoy solo trips as well. Hope you enjoy each ride you take today, short or far. Hugs!

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  5. You make me want to pack my bags, Lynn.

    I’m really loving those chairs gathered amidst the lobster traps.

    We’re headed up to New Hampshire for a few days with friends. You know I love the sea, but I’m craving a little jaunt into the mountains yet again …

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    1. Those lobster traps were quite the sight! I hope to one day experience lobster fishing with those that make a living out of it! I was introduced to New Hampshire by John Irving’s books. It sounds beautiful! Have a wonderful, soul-refreshing time!

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  6. Your photos are spectacular! So Canadian. 🙂

    I am not much for road trips, or any trips these days. I like to stay home. BUT…when I was a kid we drove from the East to the West, saw the Grand Canyon and Utah and Disneyland where I chipped my tooth in a hotel pool. Good days! My Dad remembered it as the trip where us kids sat in the back of the van and read comic books.

    Maybe you will get to go to the Yukon at another time. I hope so– I want to see the pics!

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    1. Sandi, your tooth story made me laugh out loud! Isn’t it usually the mishaps on our adventures that we remember the most? Makes me wonder why we would ever want the ‘perfect vacation.’ I read a lot of Little Archie comic books on our road trips as kids. Those were so fun. Do you remember what comics you read? Yes, I will get to the Yukon, hopefully next June! It’s been forest firey here already, so trusting that God may have nudged me to wait too…

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  7. What a memorable road trip that must been for you and your daughter, Lynn! When I was a girl, my family did lots of road trips. My most memorable is probably the summer we drove from Colorado to Florida to the Thousand Islands area in Canada. We had a lot of time in the car, saw a lot of places and enjoyed it (except probably for those times when we three girls were arguing about who had the most space in the back seat).

    Your pictures make me want to visit Nova Scotia. 🙂

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