if you follow me on the twitter you probably saw photos like this:
and then you hated me a little bit, because it was tuesday and you were at your desk, and i was at the beach.
when i moved out to Calgary over three years ago, mom and i packed up my car with all of my belongings (mostly clothes, artwork and flower vases) and drove the 3,500km through Ontario, Manitoba, Saskatchewan and Alberta. it was at that moment that i decided i would drive the rest of the way across Canada. Alberta-BC, and Montreal-East Coast were left to cross off.
since i’m much closer to the west coast, i decided that would be next. thankfully, i have an adventurous sister that likes to indulge my crazy ideas. and thankfully for the both of us, Ford Canada loves crazy ideas.
everyone, meet Clara. she’s a very stylish lady (named for Henry Ford’s wife), who looks beautiful in blue. Clara also cares about the environment; she’s a 2014 Ford Fusion Hybrid.
so what was the road trip plan? no plan! it was all about being spontaneous. we knew we wanted to be in Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria and the Okanagan, but we weren’t going to set any dates. if it was sunny in one place and raining in the other (very possible) why have plans dictated by hotel bookings?
if i could tell you one thing, it’s that Canada is super beautiful…okay, maybe not driving through west Manitoba, but still beautiful.
my heart flutters each time i get a glimpse of the rocky mountains, so an entire 10-day road trip through them was heaven. once we reached Kananaskis i didn’t have to part with them.
we also saw all the rainbows, because what else would make the mountains more beautiful than a rainbow?
so there we were: three lovely ladies on the open road – thank goodness for the trans-canada highway; no exits, no turns, just straight driving. and i mean straight driving – with a hybrid there are very minimal stops for gas, which is always appreciated by the wallet and by the driver (me) who may have been singing along to SiriusXM 90s on 9 for the majority of the trip. car dance parties aplenty!
we got to see everything we wanted to and so much more. there were a bunch of revisits (like Kits and Stanley Park) and a whole bunch of news (like Okanagan and places in Victoria for sister).
from Calgary to Vancouver Island and back again. thanks Miss Clara for being a great road trip companion.
what’s your favourite road trip you’ve taken ?