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We made it to Canada!!!
We Made it to CANADA!! (notice the speed limit sign in kilometers)
We crossed into Canada on Tuesday May 29th. The border crossing was interesting. I have never been to Canada before now, and was excited to see how the process worked. It went smoothly. We got asked a few questions and a police dog sniffed the truck and trailer. (Meanwhile Hunter (our dog) freaked out and barked his head off at the police dog) Then they let us through. Later that night we stopped to overnight at Wal-Mart. We needed a few groceries so we went inside. One thing I was not expecting about Canada is that half of everything is in french. I saw these french baby wipes and couldn't help but laugh!
The next day we continued on to our first destination, Banff National park!
One if the reasons I was hesitant to leave home and travel was because I would miss my friends. I felt that if I moved into an RV that I was basically submitting myself to be friendless. I did it anyway. I had to trust that God would provide for my longing for community. We are part of a group of families who also travle called Fulltime Families. Fulltime families hosts rallies all over the country a few times a year. My parents told me one day that there was going to be a rally near us. They said we were going to go to meet other families that travel. Excitedly they said that there were many teens among these families and I would be able to make friends. To be honest I was not very happy. I had gotten used to never seeing anyone my age and had forgotten how to act "cool" around teens. I was afraid of being the "new kid" and did not want to be judged. I could not have been more wrong! The first day of the rally I met 2 girls who had no problem being super friendly …
Today we drove west through the mountains in Montana, on our way to western Washington. All my thoughts faded to silence at the feet of the breathtaking mountains. They were beyond beautiful! There was snow all over the ground around the roads, and higher up the mountains. The roads were surrounded in trees dusted with snow like powdered sugar. When the sun came out from behind the clouds, it reflected off the mountain tops. The snowflakes sparkled like diamonds! I'm awestruck at the beauty of God's creation. The drive through the mountains was a little more exciting than I anticipated. Beside the beautiful scenery, we were faced with snow, rain and a rock slide! The snow built up on our windshield and froze to ice, but melted soon after. We drove past a rock slide on the road, it consumed a whole lane!
When we were down the other side of the mountain, we stopped at a rest stop. Opening the trailer revealed we had a water leak! We're not sure when during the day it develo…