Our home and native land!
True patriot love in all thy sons command.
With glowing hearts we see thee rise,
The True North strong and free!
-Canadian National Anthem
Since road trip is the theme of the week here at Knitting Underway, let's revisit one of the best all-time road trips.
Spring Break 2002: Senior year of college. Cancun? Daytona Beach? Try Canada. Who doesn't love Canada in March?
The road trip - 5 women, 3 of whom had driver's licenses, 2 of whom could read a map, my trusty old Volvo - Brunswick, Maine to visit Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain's house, then the border.
Pleasant Canadian border patrol: "What brings you to Canada?"
Me: "Anne of Green Gables."
Her: "That would be pleasure, not business, eh?"
Nine hours later, Prince Edward Island. Anne of Green Gables. (But, alas!, no Gilbert. Where was Gilbert?) And MacAuslands Woollen Mill.
my favorite Aran sweater. We also hit the Briggs and Little factory store on the way home (where I bought the Heritage yarn for my Rogue). The trunk was stuffed to the gills, literally barely able to close because of all the yarn. We reached the border again. There were dogs. Marines. Border guards.
Border guard: "Ma'am, will you open your trunk, please."
Him: "What is in this brown paper?"
Him (incredulously): "Yarn?"
Let's just say we had to open up every single one.
I'm heading away from the Canadian border and to the Mexican border, which I never would have guessed at the time that photo was taken, before medical school, before the Navy. Amazing what changes four years can bring, isn't it?