Monday, November 14, 2011
The beautiful thing about a road trip is... actually, there are many things; you get to know your trip mates REALLY well - you get to try regional foods - your surroundings can be inspiring - you gain a new appreciation for what you love about being at home - you get to drive, and drive... and drive. I think after we're finished, Amy & I will have driven over 3300 Canadian km. or about 2100 miles (for my friends at home). For the most part, the roads have been clear, the skies have been kind and the deer and moose have kept to themselves. Today, we had lunch in the Cornerstone Bar & Grill in Kenora, Ontario. It used to be an historic bank building. We have been eating the usual as-healthy-as-you-can-eat road food, but today we felt like having a treat. We ordered a yummy chicken, avacado, tomato, greens, roasted red pepper sandwich on toasted sourdough with the REALLY YUMMY house salad of spring greens, candied pecans, red onions, goat cheese and balsamic vinegrette. We thought we'd been to heaven. Why can't I get inspired to make that for lunch at home? Oh - Did I mention my two grandboys are with us? They had pizza. Did I also mention they've been champs the entire time?? We've been on the road since Friday night. I have been inspired by a couple of things this trip: the strength of my daughter as she has wrangled the details of this move, and the turbines at the Red Lily Wind Farm near Moosomin, Saskatchewan. My fascintation has to do with the steady, graceful motion to get the job done - both with Amy and the turbines. I believe N.E.wear will benefit from this inspiration!!