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History of the Der's (since 2010-2013)

History of the Der's (since 2010-2013)

Only a few days! That's how long we remain in Saskatchewan and then...BYE! Our family of six are departing on the journey of our lives. Traveling away from North America for the first time. Well, both my parents have gone to countries outside North America not me. Since i am the first born i do believe my adventures outside of the west are LONG overdue.

So we go back to traveling around in 2011. It may not be too long ago but, the twins ( Lucy and Eli ) were only 3 years of age. I sometimes wish they were still small. Less problems and i get more time to myself, but still...irrelevant. We drove our Sienna van all the way to Gabriola Island, a little island off the coast of BC. We came back alive. Not too bad for my restless 10 year old brain.

 Ottawa 2012

Ottawa 2012

The next year summer, we left for the EASTERN COAST of Canada!  10 year old me thought this was a suicide voyage. 'Going to the eastern coast all the way to Nova Scotia? IN A MONTH AND A HALF? What if they feed us fish and clam chowder the whole day? YUCKY!'  I'm kidding, i wasn't that picky. Food is food. So we started out really good except for the multiple bathroom stops and food breaks. Because if you know me, i like to eat. ALOT. Once again, food is food. So the first stop is next to this pretty waterfall campsite called Kekabeka Falls. And then it continued, drove all day, camped every night. Stepped on ocean ground, ran on red soil, visited a gelato restaurant, touched a few toes in Lake Superior( TOO COLD ) blah blah blah. Finally, when we reached Cape Breton we had to turn around and sadly end our so called 'suicide voyage.' #inspiredbymargotrobbie

 Gaspé, QC

Gaspé, QC

Then we settle back to 2013. And since our 'suicide voyage' and i matured a bit, we went to the Eastern Coast again! We skipped going to through Canada this time and we took the states route. Unfortunately, there was a ginormous ship contest, or whatever sailors like doing, right where we were headed. So my parents thought, well we will just stop when we get through. LITTLE DID WE KNOW, WE WERE DRIVING RIGHT INTO THE EYE OF THE HURRICANE. The roads became thicker with people and every since hotel/motel/hostel/campsite were either out of space, closed or just annoyed. I would be if people kept on trying to get in my hotel despite the flashing NO VACANCY sign. So with no choice we drove and drove all night. 2:00am for me was like REALLY LATE. So i happily fell asleep keeping in mind that at age 11 i beat my sleeping-late-record at 2:03am. But, I was wrong. (In case you didn't know, sleeping in a car is very uncomfortable.) The next morning we appeared in Michigan and continued our last Canadian road trip (that i know of.) The End. The rest of the trip was superb. Although not as good as the next two coming up...

 Night Travels

Night Travels

 A Misty Michigan Morning

A Misty Michigan Morning

 Picnics under rocks

Picnics under rocks

-Emma Der

How to Cross the Streets of China 101

How to Cross the Streets of China 101