For as long as I can remember, arriving home meant smelling it. Except this year. This year, I smelled it ages earlier, during our cross-Canadian road trip. And it forced me to redefine what home really means.
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I’m writing this post from my new bed inside our big blue bus in Mexico. For anyone following Wandering Footsteps recently, you know this is a big deal! We have been working non-stop for over two months on converting a bus into an RV, and as of March 26th, we’ve moved in!
This is Part II of our post on Route 66, taking you through Oklahoma, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Read on to find out why we don’t make it to the end of the road, our concluding thoughts on our road trip, and tips for those planning their own kicks down Route 66.
Nat King Cole sang, “If you ever plan to motor west, travel my way, take the highway that’s best; get your kicks on Route 66.” Well, our plan was to head west, so, even though Route 66 had never been on either of our bucket lists, Bruno and I decided to listen to Nat King Cole. We would, like so many before us, get our kicks on Route 66!
Though I have spent little of my adult life in my home nation of Canada, I assumed travel here would be less eye-opening, less illuminating, and less educational. Instead, traveling in Canada has been just as – and perhaps more – revealing than travel abroad. With my traveler eyes set on myself and my own culture, these last few weeks have been a thoroughly unique travel experience.