I woke up so early this morning that the house was quiet and Annie was still sleeping! I made her get up because I wanted to get started on our Big Adventure!! What were we going to do, I asked? You’ll see, she said.
First, we have to pack a suitcase. A suitcase? So we’re going on a trip, I asked? Yes, she said, but I’m not going to tell you where just yet. It was easy for me to pack because I wear the same clothes every day! We put Annie’s little suitcase in the back of the car, jumped in, and then we were off on our Big Adventure!
We drove through sun and rain and more sun and more rain and then… look at the beautiful trees! I never saw so many shades of green trees! Washington State is really pretty!
Then we made a right turn and we weren’t on the freeway any more. Hey, I said, are we at the Big Adventure now? We’re almost at the first part, Annie said, and she parked the car by a big brick building. Guess what was inside?
Books! So many books! And it was in Bellingham, where Flat Emma went two years ago!
It was the most fun bookstore ever because we got to look at everything and Annie let me pick up some really great presents for Eden! I can’t show them to you or they wouldn’t be surprises for Eden, right? So, here’s a picture of me with Kelly, who helped me find some of the presents but I’m hiding the presents underneath me!
Kelly said she had never been to Wisconsin! I told her that was OK, I had never been to Washington before. I told her we were on a Big Adventure today and she agreed that sounded pretty exciting! I waved goodbye as we jumped into the car because Annie said the biggest adventure was not very far away!
Here is me, an hour later. Can you tell where I am? (Sorry the picture is a little fuzzy, but this is a serious place and they don’t really have time to let Annie take good pictures.)
That’s right, I’m in CANADA!! I am in another country! See? This is the official welcome sign right after we went across the border between the United States and Canada. I couldn’t believe I was in Canada! We only drove two hours from Seattle and we’re in another country!
I already noticed some things about Canada look the same as they do in the USA. Like long trains with big engines…
We drove down this freeway, through a long tunnel, by an airport, over a river, and then, we were in Vancouver. That’s the biggest city in British Columbia. And British Columbia is a province in Canada. Provinces are like states, only they don’t have 50 of them, they only have 10 provinces in all of Canada. I even found a map of them!
We are barely in Canada, according to this map. Because Canada is HUGE! Can you find Winnipeg, Manitoba on the map? That’s the closest city on this map to Osceola!
Vancouver has a lot of cars and a lot of traffic. It took us a long time to find the house Annie was looking for, but it was worth it because when we got there, we had friends! This is me with Sara and Beth! Beth and Annie sailed on a boat like a million years ago, so they have been friends for a long, long time.
It was almost my bedtime by the time we got to Vancouver so we went for a little walk to stretch our legs (being in the car all day is kind of boring!) and I saw a really cool fountain! Wow, this might be the most fun building I’ve seen in my whole trip!
Tomorrow, we are going to explore Vancouver! I’m so excited I don’t know how I’m going to sleep tonight!