Journey HomeSeptember 19, 2019 in Canada ⋅ ⛅ 6 °C
We were very efficient packing up and checking that we left nothing behind. Heather showed us a news story about Jimmy Buffett’s show last night in St. John’s. Yes, Lynn, he was really here (private joke ). The news story showed Jimmy Buffet with a musician we had seen in Trinity. Even after just two weeks, Newfoundland is feeling familiar.
Heather and Leah drove us to the airport which was very calm and peaceful at 8:00 in the morning.
I was thrilled that Newfoundland Chocolate company had a shop after security clearance. We had a delicious latte and cappuccino. The shop had a poster that translated the Newfoundland sayings they put on their chocolate wrappers.
I bought a signed copy of Alan Doyle’s book, A Newfoundlander in Canada - perfect reading for the journey home.
We had a half hour delay departing St. John's but then a smooth flight to Halifax. We enjoyed lunch at Vino Volo, a chain appearing in many Canadian and US airports that features wine by the glass. Our flight to Calgary was uneventful and we were very happy to be picked up by Alex.
Our grandchildren came to visit and we had great fun watching them eat the chocolate "moose" pops and trying on their Newfoundland sweaters.
Our first impression of Newfoundland was that it was a very family friendly and family focused province. However, we came to realize that the bonds were deeper and that the connections among Newfoundlanders are more like a clan - intense loyalty and support.
We are looking forward to seeing "No Change in the Weather", a Newfoundland musical in Calgary on Sat. Sept. 21. Seeing this show will help prolong the good feelings from our holiday.
Until next time, thanks for reading along.Read more