Liking the way Random 5 Friday works so well with today’s Friday Five from Rev Gal Blog Pal, janintx, who asks us to tell about five different trips we have made in our life due to different reasons, modes of travel, or whatever category you choose!Here goes . . .1- A train journey coming to mind which I made as a teenager returning fromCanada’s West coast city of Vancouver through the Rocky Mountains,and the many miles / kilometres across the prairies to my home.Made with a friend and fellow long distance telephone operator followinga strike that we decided wasn’t the way we wanted to spend our summer holidays!Stunning beauty. Enthusiastic approach to the trip as adventure. Joy of friendship.Great memories!
source*2- Another train journey heading the opposite direction, East across theCanadian shield of rock walls and evergreen forests to the Capital city of Ottawa.This time with another teenage friend on our way as bridesmaids of a mutual friend
and former classmate’s wedding.
The festivities and rehearsal were great first time events, as was the rail journey,that resulted in another first – our return home as standby flight passengers!
source*3- Yes, we both got on a plane for the return trip lasting 2 hours rather than the 2 days it took to arrive by train!
4- Several coach journeys from our prairie home to our home on Prince Edward Island,come to mind. Gorgeous routes along the Great Lake shores, well timed for daylightviewing and no travel time lost as the driver changes kept us moving through the nights.Over 50 hours later we had reached Fredericton, capital of New Brunswick.I think it was another 14 hours before we finally crossed the amazing
Confederation Bridge over the Atlantic to Anne’s Island and home for that year. *
source*An incredible first time sight of the red soil of the Island never ceased to amaze me.
And wondering what injury had happened to my son
the first time I saw the red on his socks !
5- Ahh! now here’s a fav trip coming to mind.
I was gifted a trip to England just following the loss of my father one autumn.
*I didn’t know a soul there, but made a connection via email with a host family from a Christian network of hospitality homes. She responded with a warm welcome totheir garden guest house. I was intimidated by the enormity of travelling on my ownin a foreign country filled with unknowns.Expressing my fears to my son one evening, I said the only saving grace wasthat the country was the same language as ours!He replied that ‘sometimes you just have to do the hard things, mom!’Which was exactly what I had to hear. The blessing was to hear it from my own child’s mouth!
*Very much a part of #Lent pilgrim journeying. The unknown. Unexpected.
The requisite? Being open. Being willing. To venture. To discover…On pilgrimage knowing Emmanuel [God with us] is with us!
So, there are a few of many life travels.Great prompt today, Jan. A topic filled with memories and more trips to describe than you’ve requested. Thanks for #6– the ‘trip down memory lane’!*Be sure to visit and add your own Random Friday 5s at A Rural Journal or comment on your memorable journeys for –
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